Veterans Day: Our deepest gratitude for King County’s veterans

Here at the Department of Community and Human Services we are thankful every day for the service and sacrifice of King County’s veterans, servicemembers and their families. In honor of Veterans Day, Leon Richardson, Deputy Director of our Adult Services Division and administrator of the King County Veterans Program (KCVP) shares a message to thank…

Coming soon: KCVP Seattle is moving to Northgate

The King County Veterans Program (KCVP) Seattle office will be relocating from Belltown to Northgate in December 2020. A relocation to Northgate helps KCVP expand outreach efforts to diverse communities and creates a new service access point for north-end residents. The upcoming Northgate facility will be accessible by vehicle, Metro Bus and future Link Light…

The faces of VSHSL’s impact in 2019: our first digital annual report

At the heart of the Veterans, Seniors and Human Services Levy’s (VSHSL) work is the people we serve. We are excited to share our first digital annual report that highlights the stories of individuals and families impacted by VSHSL. We are proud of our 150+ partners in 2019 and their dedication and commitment to serving…

Building a Community Information Exchange

Individuals and families often face challenges when searching for and accessing the care that they need to be healthy. Little coordination between medical, behavioral health and social service organizations can lead to individuals and families having to navigate multiple fragmented systems to find the services they need. HealthierHere, funded through the Veterans, Seniors and Human…

New funding for Community Driven Behavioral Health in King County

Nationally, the current health system creates barriers that challenge providers and payers in providing whole person care and improving population health. According to the King County Community Health Needs Assessment 2018/2019, “People of color and low- income residents are at disproportionate risk of being uninsured and having poor health and social outcomes". Many health and…

Student Veteran Child Care Pilot: A new funding opportunity from the Veterans, Seniors and Human Services Levy

Student veterans stand at a critical juncture in their transitions from military service to civilian life. Because they often come to college and universities later in life, it is not unusual for these student veterans – particularly women student veterans - to have young children who require care while parents attend classes, study or work part…