Learn About the First Year of Love & Liberation’s Impacts on BIPOC Youth

The Puget Sound Taxpayer Accountability Account (PSTAA) team is proud and excited to share a report highlighting early impacts of Love and Liberation (L&L). L&L is a racial justice initiative focused on self-liberation and systems change to improve outcomes for young people of color. L&L is implemented by the Racial Equity Coalition (REC), a collaborative…

New Funding Opportunity: $1.3M for Emerging Issues in Behavioral Health

We are excited to share that the Emerging Issues in Behavioral Health Request for Proposals (RFP) is now open! To be eligible to submit a proposal, proposers must submit a mandatory Letter of Intent in ZoomGrants by 2:00 p.m. on September 30, 2022. The most competitive proposers will then be invited to submit a full…

Update on the SODO Services Hub—a joint partnership to bring more people inside  

Each night in King County, more than 7,500 people sleep outside. The longer a person goes without access to shelter, the higher the likelihood the person suffers adverse health conditions, including trauma, depression and chemical dependency.   The time to act is now. The humanitarian crisis we face will stay this way and only worsen…

King County launches new programs to support immigrants

In 2021, the King County Council approved a first-in-the-nation program to help immigrants apply for documented status and citizenship. The investment of more than $16 million will help King County immigrants overcome barriers to legal status and assist those who have not been able to access federal benefits associated with COVID-19 pandemic relief. The Department of…

September is Recovery Month — Join Us as #KingCountyGoesPurple

September is National Recovery Month. Recovery Month celebrates all those on their recovery journeys and spreads a message of hope to people, families, and communities. At King County DCHS, particularly our Behavioral Health and Recovery Division (BHRD), our shared vision to ensure that everyone in King County has a path to achieving and sustaining recovery…

New funding opportunity: Domestic Violence Protection Order Legal Services

A new funding opportunity is available from the King County American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) to fund organizations to support people experiencing domestic and sexual violence through Domestic Violence Protection Order (DVPO) assistance, legal services, and education. The COVID-19 pandemic and related public health orders have led to increased stress, isolation, and financial instability worldwide. As a…