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…

Count Us In 2020

Written by: Felicia Salcedo, All Home The All Home team is hard at work planning Count Us In 2020, King County’s Annual Point in Time Count (PIT) of persons experiencing homelessness across King County. This year’s count will take place from 2-6am on Friday, January 24. The purpose of the annual PIT Count is to…

Multiple DCHS Projects Featured in King County's Top 19 Accomplishments in 2019

King County is Moving Forward King County Executive Dow Constantine has released a list of the top 19 accomplishments which highlight just some of the work King County has done in 2019. At the Department of Community and Human Services, we are proud and honored to have some of our amazing projects featured in this…

A Plan for Universal Developmental Screening

This post was originally published to the Best Starts for Kids blog. At Mursel’s 12-month doctor’s visit, his dad completed a short developmental screening questionnaire about different activities he was able to engage in. The doctor reviewed the questionnaire and determined that Mursel wasn’t meeting some of the expected milestones for his age. The doctor talked…

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…