Volunteers of America Western Washington has taken the lead on difficult tasks for over 100 years to help the underserved and create safe, stable, and healthy communities.
VOAWW is rooted in the longstanding tradition of compassionate, holistic services and creating opportunities to serve one another, and leaving a lasting impact on residents in Western Washington and across the state.
What Will You Find?
VOA Community Resource Center
Medical, Dental & Behavioral Health Clinics
Boys & Girls Club
Adult Day & Senior Programs
Community Events & Gatherings
Refugee & Immigrant Assistance
Commercial Kitchen & Café
Classes, Trainings & Workshops
Over 20,000 community members will be served annually, from the most vulnerable needing support to at-risk children and youth.
The Center will also serve as a vibrant hub where neighbors can meet, learn, and serve. Future generations will gain from the Center's role in building and sustaining safe, stable, and healthy communities.
Your neighbors, Mike and Tina, have been stretched thin in recent years.
Their twin girls are now in middle school, still so full of energy and now needing even more time to socialize. Tina’s dear mom Susan moved in with them after the death of her husband, and she needs a lot of care. Susan’s Alzheimer’s diagnosis means she cannot be left alone even for a short while.
While they love having their house full of family, the increasingly common demands of growing children, an aging parent, and their busy careers has been a lot to handle. They are exhausted.
Imagine Mike and Tina having the support they need in one location in their own backyard: They head to the Neighborhood Center, where they drop the girls off at the Boys and Girls Club for an afternoon of sports and hanging with friends. Susan receives socialization and care at the onsite Adult Day Program. And Mike and Tina can grab a coffee, go on a date, run some errands, or even just rest at home. The whole family is enriched and recharged.
Thanks to the programs at the Lynnwood Neighborhood Center, Mike and Tina are able to get some relief just minutes away from home. Their kids are thriving, and Susan has a high quality of life. And while their lives are still busy, the extra support makes all the difference.
Not just Lynnwood.
Growing pockets of extensive poverty in South Snohomish County have a debilitating impact on the health, wellbeing, and vibrancy of the whole community. The Lynnwood Neighborhood Center will provide a highly-accessible hub of services and programs that serves Lynnwood, Edmonds, Shoreline, and communities across south Snohomish County.
The Center will also serve as a multicultural, multi-generational place for neighbors to connect with services, learn new skills, find new opportunities, and build community.
A State-of-the-Art Solution
The Neighborhood Center will be a 40,000 square-foot Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certified facility on 2.13 acres of land in central Lynnwood. The design is intended to be flexible enough to change as community needs evolve for generations to come.
It will provide an integrated space with multiple nonprofits working to engage the community and support low-income families through the complex struggles they may experience. The building will include gathering spaces, training facilities, and event space, all of which will be made accessible for community celebrations, local events, and nonprofit use.
Your neighborhood needs you.
The excitement and support from local citizens, foundations, and corporations is inspiring.
The next step is to build on this excitement and ensure that every business, community group, and individual has an opportunity to be a part of this meaningful project through partnership and financial support.
You can make a difference in the lives of your neighbors and ensure that our community becomes even stronger.
Now is the time to empower your neighbors to succeed through building a community that thrives from the support and partnership of its members. The opportunities and benefits from such a philanthropic venture are critical to jump-starting a multi-decade community service initiative.
Your engagement in this campaign will live on for decades and will see thousands of our neighbors receive the gift of a brighter future.