Eli Creekmore Memorial Branch
Patrick L. Gogerty Branch
Seattle WA 98122-5325
Opened in 2004, Childhaven’s Broadway Branch was born from the century-old Seattle Day Nursery located in the city’s historic Central District. The state-of-the-art facility and its 40 full-time staff members—including 24 therapeutic child care providers—serve approximately 98 children. The branch includes 11 classrooms (observable through one-way glass), collaborative research rooms and a library resource area. Historical elements from the original Seattle Day Nursery building also were preserved within the design of the modern space.
More than 2,000 donors contributed toward the construction of the 73,000 square-foot, four-story building, which also houses Childhaven’s administrative offices. Key support from organizations included the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the Paul G. Allen Foundation, the Norcliffe Foundation, the Kresge Foundation, and the Harry & Jeanette Weinberg Foundation.
1035 SW 124th Street
Seattle WA 98146-2746
206.248.4903 Main x8100
Opened in 1987, the Eli Creekmore Memorial Branch is located in the south part of Seattle near the city of Burien. It is named in remembrance of 4-year-old Matthew Eli Creekmore of Everett. The furor over the little boy’s death by horrific abuse at the hands of his father helped spur broad improvements in the state’s oversight of child abuse cases. In dedicating the center, then executive director Patrick Gogerty said, “In death, his voice (Eli) became a mighty shout that stirred the conscience of all the people in the state of Washington.”
The branch serves approximately 75 children in a warm wooded setting. Some 27 full-time employees make up the branch’s staff, including 17 therapeutic childcare workers and 10 support personnel.
1345 22nd Street NE
Auburn WA 98002-3442
253.833.5908 Main x2100
Opened in 1992 as Childhaven’s second center, the Patrick L. Gogerty Branch serves approximately 98 children in the South King County area. The building is named in honor of Childhaven’s modern-day founder and former executive director Patrick Gogerty, whose own abusive childhood inspired him to shift Seattle Day Nursery’s day care focus toward the care of the youngest victims of abuse and neglect. Some 44 full-time employees make up the branch’s staff, including 31 therapeutic childcare workers.
The branch’s construction, in a space formerly occupied by a shopping center, was supported through an extensive capital campaign and the generosity of many individual, corporate and foundation donors, including key contributions from The Boeing Company and The Glaser Foundation.