Get Involved! 2023 VSHSL Summit Call for Submissions 

The King County Adult Services Division is planning the 2023 Veterans, Seniors and Human Services Levy (VSHSL) Summit! The VSHSL Summit will be held the first week of May, date still TBD. This is an exciting opportunity for community partners to gather together, share experiences, engage in new trainings, and make connections to build a…

New Funding Opportunity: $1.75M for Community Driven Behavioral Health from MIDD 

The Community Driven Behavioral Health RFP from MIDD seeks to fund Small Organizations to provide community-driven behavioral health services that support the behavioral health needs within their own communities in King County.

Best Starts by the Numbers in 2022 

This blog post was originally published on the Best Starts for Kids blog. This year, Best Starts for Kids entered into the first year of the second levy (Best Starts 2.0) and over the course of the year we centered on learning, growing and thriving.   In the first Best Starts levy we invested more…

As the year draws to a close, King County partnerships continue to open doors to new homes

This week, King County Executive Dow Constantine announced the upcoming opening for Health Through Housing: Salmonberry Lofts, a newly constructed building providing 76 units of permanent supportive housing in Seattle’s Pioneer Square neighborhood. The building will welcome the first residents later this month and is operated by Chief Seattle Club, an organization with a local…

School-Based Mental Health Program Making an Impact in King County Schools  

In the four years since the School-Based Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to services or Treatment (SB SBIRT) began in King County, more than 25,000 middle school students were screened, more than 11,500 students completed a connection to services or treatment either internally at their school or with external mental health professionals, and more than…

King County Continues Support for Senior Centers Experiencing Economic Hardship in the Pandemic  

King County Department of Community and Human Services (DCHS) recently awarded more than $2 million in funding to 18 nonprofit senior centers impacted by COVID-19. The pandemic has altered the community in many ways, and senior centers, which are critical operations that increase connection, information sharing, and support for neighbors continue to experience some challenges.…