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2019 in Review: Our Top Highlights in Your District

View presentation in Prezi DCHS Top Highlights in 2019 WebDownload Looking Back at 2019 We are happy to have launched our review—by King County Council District—of our Top Highlights in 2019. The Department of Community and Human Services provides equitable opportunities for people to healthy, happy, self-reliant and connected to community. Our goal is to…

City Inside/Out: Regional Response to Homelessness

From left to right: Leo Flor, DCHS Director; Brian Callanan, Alison Eisinger, Jason Johnson How does the new Regional Homelessness Authority improve service delivery to help people experiencing homelessness? How will King County and its 39 cities, including Seattle, increase collaboration across all sectors to improve planning, funding coordination and shared decision-making to gain the…

Supporting survivors of human trafficking through community-based programs

Labor trafficking is a hidden crime. Every day, across the country, people are forced to work in homes as domestic servants, farmworkers are coerced through violence to harvest crops and factory workers are held in inhumane conditions with little to no pay. These are just a few examples of industries where traffickers use violence, threats…

Emerging Leaders Fellowship Honors Ruth Woo's Commitment to Future Generations

Ruth Woo dedicated her life to making her community a better place, taking the role of both activist in her region as well as a mentor to many future civic leaders who would develop into prominent figures. Her work was shaped by her life experience as the daughter of Japanese immigrants--living through things like the…

Severe Weather Emergency Shelter Services Extended to January 16th

The King County Department of Community and Human Services is extending its expansion of 50 additional emergency shelter beds at the King County Administration Building in light of continued freezing temperatures and snow. King County’s Severe Weather Shelter will be open Thursday night, January 16th, with expanded capacity for 50 people who identify as men. …

Severe weather shelter: additional emergency beds available

Starting Sunday night, severe weather is forecasted in the Seattle and King County region. In response to potential snow and below freezing temperatures 50 additional winter shelter beds will be available starting Sunday night through Wednesday in the King County Administration Building. 50 additional winter shelter beds In addition to the 50 beds available every…