The Veterans, Seniors and Human Services Levy – Providing Food for Communities in Need

The COVID-19 pandemic has challenged our community in many ways, but we are grateful for how our partners and community members have come together to support their neighbors. Self-isolation of vulnerable community members and unemployment due to business closures have unfortunately increased food insecurity across the region.  In response to our communities’ most pressing needs, the…

Summer Camp Guidance

By: Best Starts for Kids With more blue skies and school activities beginning to wind down, many of us are thinking about summer activities for children and youth. Amidst COVID-19, we know that both parents and providers have been anxious to know what this summer will look like for our children. DOH recently released state-level…

Memorial Day

From @KingCountyWA On Memorial Day, we pause to remember every service member who made the ultimate sacrifice in service to our nation. We honor the fallen as we work together to keep our community healthy and safe. Tahoma National Cemetery, located in southeast King County, is the final resting place for more than 40,000 service…

Thank you notes from hotel guests

Preventing the spread of COVID-19 in people experiencing homelessness

From Leo Flor, Director of the Department of Community and Human Services. No new cases of COVID-19 overnight in the homeless community. For the first time in over a month, Public Health—Seattle & King County’s overnight case count report found no new cases of COVID-19 reported among people experiencing homelessness in King County. The first…

Veteran and military family counseling: a new funding opportunity from the Veterans, Seniors and Human Services Levy

There are just over 100,000 U.S. veterans in King County. Military service can often cause or exacerbate behavioral health and wellness concerns among servicemembers and veterans. Federal benefits are an important primary source for veterans' behavioral health care, but some veterans may be ineligible for VA care while others may find that seeking services at…

Need support to isolate or quarantine? King County is here to help.

Isolation and quarantine are important to help keep the community healthy by containing illness. It can also be hard, especially for those living with multiple family members with a vulnerable family member at home, residents in a group or shared living facility, elders who may not have support, or anyone who does not have a…