Support, Care and Easy Access? Meet the Community That’s Making It Happen

HealthierHere, which receives funding through the Veterans, Seniors and Human Services Levy (VSHSL), is building a Community Information Exchange (CIE) in partnership with Crisis Connections, WAServes and a network of diverse community based-organizations to ensure that all people can access the same opportunities for health and wellbeing and experience similar outcomes by eliminating racial, ethnic, socio-economic and geographic disparities.…

New VSHSL funding opportunity: Community Strategies to Address Gun Violence

Firearms are the third leading cause of injury-related death in Washington State, killing approximately 625 Washington residents each year between 2009 and 2013. The health of communities will be improved by work seeking to prevent and reduce gun violence as well as work that supports individuals who are impacted by such violence. In King County, gun…

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PSTAA Implementation is Underway!

We know that a good education is critical for success; however, in our region, too many miss out on opportunities because of persistent, systemic inequities. We also know that over the past year, education has been severely disrupted due to the COVID-19 pandemic, particularly in terms of access, quality, and equitable supports. For these reasons…

King County Thanks Senior Centers and Partners

Every May, the Administration for Community Living leads the United States’ observance of Older Americans Month. The theme for 2021 is "Communities of Strength." Older adults have built resilience and strength over their lives through successes, failures, joys and difficulties. Their stories and contributions help to support and inspire others. This Older Americans Month we celebrate…

“No Health Without Mental Health”: Resources to Support Mental Health & Well-being in Our Community

In honor of Mental Health Awareness Month, King County Department of Community and Human Services (DCHS) and Public Health are teaming up to share resources and communicate the importance of mental health to overall health.

Supporting King County’s children through kinship care

Every May, the Administration for Community Living leads the United States’ observance of Older Americans Month. The theme for 2021 is "Communities of Strength." Older adults have built resilience and strength over their lives through successes, failures, joys and difficulties. Their stories and contributions help to support and inspire others. This Older Americans Month we celebrate…