• Sedro-Woolley Rec Center Opening

    January 03, 2023
    Hello everyone! 
     
    If you haven't heard yet, the Sedro Woolley Rec Center opened Monday, 12/19! Attached is our flyer. 
     
    The Rec Center will be utilized as a teen center, with drop-in hours of 1:00pm-6:30pm over winter break, and 2:30pm-6:30pm when school starts back up at the start of the new year. We will have 2-4 staff on site at all times and will provide a meal every day for the youth at the facility. Additionally, we will have a take what you need food pantry, pre-prepared grab and go food bags and clothing donation space. We have video games, ping pong, foosball, pool, gaga ball, and a bunch of arts and crafts stuff. Youth who participate in the program will have many opportunities to collaborate in making decisions about how things operate within the Rec Center, such as interior design, new purchases, scheduled programming, shared community agreements and rules of the space, etc. 
     
    The cost for youth to use the space is FREE! All they need to use the space is an emergency contact.
     
    While the Rec Center is open for all teens, the program is primarily funded through the Office of Homeless Youth. Our hope is that the Rec Center will serve as an access point to identify youth in need of services, and support youth connecting them with the services available to them. We have funds to support youth experiencing housing crisis. If you know of such youth, do not hesitate to send them to the Rec Center, or directly to me. My mobile outreach phone number is 360-523-0375. Even if you just have questions, feel free to send me a text or give me a call. Don't hesitate to share my number with youth, as well. I can support youth in the following ways:
    Services for youth ages 12-17:
    • Oasis Teen Shelter  
    • Sedro Woolley Rec Center
    • Emergency Transportation
    • Getting set up with a Skagit Transit free youth bus pass!
    • Food assistance
    • Experiencing homelessness and could use funds for transportation/relocation to a space where they can be safely housed
    • Clothing/hygiene products
    • Sleeping bags, cold weather gear
    • Crisis support
    • Emergency food, water, clothing, shower
    Services for youth/young adults 18+
    • Clothing
    • Items that will address an emergent need: food, water, clothing, hygiene, first aid, baby formula, diapers, medical prescriptions, winter gear, tents, sleeping bags, etc.
    • Rental application fees 
    • Housing deposits
    • Utility deposit/payment
    • First/last month's rent
    • Moving expenses
    • Temporary storage
    • Transportation/relocation 
    • ID and documents
    • Employment supplies (tests, licenses, certifications including Food Handlers permit)
    • Direct connection with Northwest Youth Services
    Seriously, GET IN TOUCH if anything above could be supportive for youth or young adults that you know! 
     
    And let me know if you have any questions regarding any of the above information. Again, my line is open. 

    Roger Schuettke  
    Outreach Manager  
    Pronouns he/him/his  
    Skagit Valley YMCA Sedro Woolley Rec Center
    802 Ball St. Sedro Woolley, WA 98284
    (Outreach Cell) 360.523.0375
    (Office) 360.855.1009
    (Email) r.schuettke@skagitymca.org (W) skagitymca.org  
    Contact:
    Roger Schuettke , Outreach Manager
    r.schuettke@skagitymca.org, 360.855.1009