Countywide Gender-Based Violence Prevention Pilot: A new VSHSL funding opportunity

Historically King County’s investments for survivors of gender-based violence have focused on crisis and short- to medium-term response for survivors. While these supports are an essential part of the landscape in addressing gender-based violence, they do not address the root causes of violence nor meaningfully help us to build strategies to change the conditions that…

COVID-19 outbreak occurs at shelter site

Over the course of the month of December, 35 staff and residents of the Renton deintensification hotel tested positive for COVID-19. Guests testing positive or directly exposed to individuals who tested positive were immediately transported to one of the County’s three Isolation and Quarantine locations.  There has been routine testing at the site since those…

Awards Announcement: Learning from Community Stories – the Impacts of COVID-19

Cross post from Communities of Opportunity originally posted on the BSK Blog Cuidate|Care by Hinojos & Jimenez Art COVID-19 has increased instability and insecurity for communities across King County and exacerbated inequities in health, housing and economic stability. The rates of confirmed cases are highest among Hispanic/Latinx, Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander, and Black residents. Public Health – Seattle…

DCHS Is Moving Locations of COVID-19 De-intensification Shelter in SeaTac

The King County Department of Community and Human Services, in partnership with Catholic Community Services (CCS), is moving residents at the Quality Inn Shelter De-Intensification site to a new location at the Sleep Inn on International Boulevard in SeaTac. CCS will continue as the service provider to the new location, which provides 24/7 shelter to…

KCVP Seattle: Temporary change in service

Due to the need to continue to serve our Seattle veterans, servicemembers and their families, while mitigating COVID-19 risks to staff and the people we serve, the King County Veterans Program (KCVP) Seattle office will temporarily transition to providing services only by phone and online. The transition to online and phone services only will begin…

Spreading holiday cheer – and face masks

Greeting shoppers outside local Safeway stores, commuters exiting Metro Transit Stations, voters dropping off ballots, drivers coming through pop-up giveaway events – these are just a few of the places you may have seen King County’s COVID Health Ambassadors! They are out almost every day at locations throughout King County offering face masks and hand…