Friends of Youth Headquarters
13116 NE 132nd Street
Kirkland, WA 98034-2306
(425) 869-6490
Fax: (425) 869-6666

Outreach line: (425) 298-4846

24-HOUR SHELTER HOTLINE: (206) 236-KIDS

New Ground Everett (NGE)

NGE is located within two miles of a Park and Ride with access to Metro-Transit, Community Transit, and Everett Transit. The program site is conveniently located near Fred Meyer, Albertsons, and Safeway.

Friends of Youth-Everett

Friends of Youth accepts applicants for the housing programs through Coordinated Entry systems in King and Snohomish Counties. If you are a youth or young adult 17.5 - 24 years old interested in housing in King County, complete an assessment for Coordinated Entry for All at one of several locations, including Friends of Youth's Drop-In Center located at 16225 NE 87th Street, Suite A-1 in Redmond. Assessments are completed Thursdays from 2-5 p.m. For additional locations and times. 

If you are a youth or young adult interested in housing in Snohomish County, call 425-877-5171 to schedule an assessment with a Cocoon House Navigator to be placed on the waitlist for housing in Snohomish County.

Or, you can call the Friends of Youth team at (425) 869-6490 and we’ll help you track it down. If you’re between 11 and 17 and need emergency short-term shelter: 
CALL THE 24-HOUR SHELTER HOTLINE: (206) 236-KIDS. It’s available 24/7, so one of our team members will always be there to take your call. Get help on the street: If you’re on the street and you need us to come to you, call our Outreach line: (425) 298-4846

Program Overview

Friends of Youth's New Ground Transitional Living Programs provide safe housing, supportive case management services, life skills training, educational and employment guidance, counseling and parenting education for homeless young adults. Our goal is to help residents achieve self-sufficiency, financial independence and long-term housing stability. The New Ground programs work to prevent child abuse, neglect, malnutrition, inadequate health care, and promote healthy development of its infant population. Friends of Youth is the primary provider in North and East King County of transitional living services specifically targeted to homeless families and pregnant or parenting young women and their children.

Services are provided at six transitional living facilities:

  • Programs for Young Mothers (ages 18-2)New Ground Bothell and New Ground Sand Point provide a supportive structured environment for young single women who are pregnant or parenting a child under three years old. Residents may remain in the program for up to 24 months.
  • Programs for Single Young Adults (ages 18-21)-New Ground KirklandNew Ground Everett, and New Ground Totem Lake provide a supportive, structured environment for single young adults. Residents may remain in the program for up to 18 months.
  • Programs for Young Families (ages 18-24)- New Ground Avondale Park provides a supportive, structured environment for young families with children of any age. Residents may remain in the program for up to 24 months.

About New Ground-Everett

The Friends of Youth, New Ground Everett (NGE) in the Silver Lake area of south Everett, Washington houses up to12 single young adults. Residents are between the ages of 18 and 21 when they enter the program. Residents live in an apartment with a roommate. All residents have their own bedroom and share a bathroom, living room and full kitchen with their roommate. There is a community room on-site for group activities. The building is monitored by a video security system to ensure the safety of residents and. There is also an on-site resource center with internet access to accommodate job and housing searches.

This site has staff that offers case management services that help residents set goals, work on education, obtain employment, and apply for health care and benefits. The program also offers employment specialist services. Additionally, life skills training, independent living skills, access to resources and referrals, financial management and budget planning, and the development of healthy relationships are provided on site.

All of the information provided on this page comes from the Friends of Youth website & the banner image above is from google maps.