Admin Staff Spotlight with Ramika Toms

Our mission at the Department of Community and Human Services is to provide equitable opportunities for people to be healthy, happy, self-reliant and connected to community. Now more than ever, our administrative staff play a crucial role in the success of our organization. The responsibilities of admins have changed with the landscape of the economy…

Admin Staff Spotlight with Patti Gravel

Our mission at the Department of Community and Human Services is to provide equitable opportunities for people to be healthy, happy, self-reliant and connected to community. At DCHS, we manage a range of programs and services to help King County’s most vulnerable residents while working to strengthen our communities. Now more than ever, our administrative…

Building a Foundation: The First Annual Report of the Affordable Housing Committee

Last year marked the launch of the Growth Management Planning Council’s Affordable Housing Committee (AHC or Committee). The Committee of 19 elected, nonprofit, and business leaders operates under the goal to strive to eliminate housing cost burden for households earning 80% area median income and below, with a priority for serving households at or below…

Hear From DCHS Staff on Latinx/Hispanic Heritage Month and How They Empower Communities

Affinity Groups, also known as Employee Resource Groups (ERG), focus on protected categories of people as defined by federal, state, and local anti-discrimination laws. These employee groups address racism and other forms of oppression to advance the County’s equity and social justice goals—enhancing the King County Equity and Social Justice Strategic plan through their vital work.…

Deadline for Recovery Month Poster Art and Poetry Contest is Friday!

https://youtu.be/UOcD_oS0fpc About the Contest In preparation for National Recovery Month, which occurs every year in September, King County Behavioral Health and Recovery Division (BHRD) has announced its Recovery Poster Art and Poetry Contest. This year’s theme is “Rising Above it All: Wellness, Resilience, and Recovery”. The contest is open to adults, youth and family members…

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Level Up! Conference 2020

Repost from Seattle YMCA Step Out and Level Up: Life Skills & Employment Conference for Young Adults Step out and level up at the Y Social Impact Center’s annual young adult life skills and employment conference, Level Up! This four-day, online conference offers life skills workshops, employment forums, lunch pickups, swag giveaways, prizes and more!…