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Sarri Gilman, Cocoon: How One Woman Created a Shelter for Teens and Found Hope Along the Way

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Fri, 11/03/2023 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm
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Village Books
1200 11th St
Bellingham, WA 98225

Join us in the Readings Gallery for the release of an inspiring and true story from local psychotherapist Sarri Gilman!


Sarri Gilman noticed a problem. Many of the teenage students attending the Everett, Washington, school where she worked had nowhere to go at night. She then realized they were victims of a devastating loophole in the state's system, which provided housing for younger children and adults who were homeless, but had no space for teens.

What happened next was not in Sarri's career plan, but the family therapist could not turn her back on the problem unfolding around her. Instead, she became the executive director of a nonprofit organization, Cocoon House, which served – and continues to serve – as a home for the most vulnerable teens in her community, giving them the chance to find stability and a new lease on life.

Cocoon is her unbelievable, inspiring and true story. Join us for the book release and reading with Sarri.

Sarri Gilman is the founder of Cocoon House in Everett, WA. She is a psychotherapist who has a TEDx Talk with over one million views.  For two decades she ran nonprofits and realized the people who do the work of caring for others need support. She has a private practice on Whidbey Island and teaches workshops around the world based on her books on boundaries, selfcare, and overwhelm recovery for people in healthcare, human services, and education.

Cocoon: How One Woman Created A Shelter for Teens and Found Hope Along The Way By Sarri Gilman Cover Image
ISBN: 9781915680617
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Cherish Editions - August 3rd, 2023