Death in overnight shelter at King County Administration Building

Early Friday morning, December 20th, an adult man was found dead at the overnight shelter at the King County Administration Building. At this time, there is no reason to believe there was foul play. The King County Medical Examiner’s Office will confirm cause of death and identity of the man. Shelter staff discovered an unresponsive…

Issaquah Place apartment homes

How We Use Data to Combat Racial Disparities in Homeless Housing

Written by: Victoria Ewing, Evaluator, Homeless and Housing Understanding and Improving Coordinated Entry Prioritization Over the past year, the Department of Community and Human Services (DCHS) has partnered with C4 Innovations to analyze the racial equity impact of homeless housing prioritization tools used across the country. C4’s report, published in October 2019, found that one…

Developmental Screening for All: Workforce Development

Originally published on the Best Starts for Kids Blog This is the fourth and final post in our blog series “Developmental Screening for All.” For the past year, Best Starts for Kids has been gathering feedback from community members and partners to better understand the successes, gaps and disparities related to developmental screening, referral and…

Homeless to Housed: Eagle Village prepares to open in Sodo

Up to 30 people currently in shelters or on the streets will move to safe housing in November as King County and Chief Seattle Club prepare to open the doors to Eagle Village. King County Executive Dow Constantine joined Colleen Echohawk and members of Chief Seattle Club in celebrating the completion of a new housing…

Woman speaking at Somali Community Cafe

Developmental Screening for All: Building an Equitable System for Developmental Screening, Referral, and Connection

This post was originally published to the Best Starts for Kids blog. This is the third post in our blog series “Developmental Screening for All.” For the past year, Best Starts for Kids has been gathering feedback from community members and partners to better understand the successes, gaps and disparities related to developmental screening, referral and…

Vadis job booth

Transition Fairs provide connection and opportunity for youth with developmental disabilities

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v7pWHwFMrm8 This blog post was originally posted on KCEmployees.com School-to-Work Program The King County School-to-Work Program provides students with developmental disabilities the resources to plan a bright future after high school. The program is currently planning its 13th annual Transition Resource Fairs: two one-day conferences attended by families, teachers, local agencies, and potential employers intended to help students with…