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Now seeking nominations for Health Through Housing Advisory Committee

The Department of Community and Human Services (DCHS) is now seeking nominations for people to join the inaugural Health Through Housing (HTH) Advisory Committee! What is the HTH Advisory Committee?The Advisory Committee will help guide current and future iterations of the HTH initiative. The committee will consist of 12-16 members representing diverse geographic regions and…

New VSHSL funding opportunity: Service Provider Staffing Grant

A new funding opportunity is available from the Veterans, Seniors and Human Services Levy (VSHSL) to fund one-time hiring and retention bonuses to nonprofit human services providers who currently receive funding through the VSHSL. This hiring and retention bonus program is intended to help partners support and retain their workers by compensating them for the added responsibilities they…

July is BIPOC Mental Health Month — A look at some of what’s going on in DCHS  

As BIPOC Mental Health Month comes to a close, we at the Department of Community and Human Services (DCHS) want to highlight some of the work DCHS is doing to address BIPOC mental health and increase culturally relevant programming. 

Young people speaking up about mental health: Adar Abdi

This was originally posted on the Best Starts for Kids blog.  To honor BIPOC Mental Health Awareness Month, we are featuring a story from a young person who explores the impacts of mental health challenges and the public health crisis of systemic racism.   Across our region and country, young people are navigating the ramifications of racism…

988 is Now Live, King County Recommends People Still Call the Regional Crisis Line 

As of Saturday, July 16, the new 9-8-8 crisis lifeline is live. The new number replaces the existing National Suicide Prevention Lifeline and creates an easy-to-remember number nationwide for people to call for mental health emergencies. This new national line is an important step toward strengthening and transforming the crisis care continuum in the U.S. …