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Join us at the 2021 King County School-to-Work Virtual Transition Fair

You Are Invited! The 14th Annual King County School-to-Work Transition Fair, sponsored by the Developmental Disabilities and Early Childhood Supports Division (DDECSD), is a chance for students with disabilities and their families to get info and resources about life after school! The virtual fair goes through May 31st, 2021, and includes helpful resources, educational videos,…

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View Our Interactive DCHS COVID-19 Response “A Year in Review Timeline”

We were the first A little over a year ago, King County became the first U.S. epicenter of an unprecedented global pandemic that robbed us of over 550,000 human lives in this country alone. Many know people affected by the disease. And some of us remember those among the more than half-million who died from…

North King County Enhanced Shelter Opens

A former nursing home has taken on a new purpose: providing safe shelter for up to 60 people experiencing homelessness. On April 1, Lake City Partners opened the doors of the former Oaks nursing home on Aurora Avenue North, creating a new North King County Enhanced Shelter in Shoreline. The City of Shoreline worked in…

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DCHS will be updating the Insurance Provisions required for all contractors

Beginning April 15, 2021, DCHS will be updating the Insurance Provisions required for all contractors. You can find the updated provisions and a crosswalk document explaining the changes from the previous versions on the DCHS insurance requirements site. Please note, these new provisions will ONLY be required for NEW contracts effective after April 15, 2021.…

King County Launches Youth Fentanyl Overdose Prevention Campaign

With drug overdose and deaths rising alarmingly among youth, King County today launched a new fentanyl overdose prevention campaign, targeted specifically to reach young people between the ages of 14 to 18 years old. Called Laced & Lethal, the campaign is designed to teach teens about the risk of buying pills and powders potentially laced…

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New Data Dashboard Explores Coordinated Entry for All

King County’s Homeless Management Information System (HMIS) data dashboards have been a great resource for the community to learn about trends in homelessness and how well our system is performing. Now, DCHS’s Performance Measurement & Evaluation unit is excited to announce the addition of the new Coordinated Entry for All dashboard. With this new dashboard,…