King County Awards Funding to 11 School Districts to Extend Critical Program Addressing Youth Mental Health

Washington youth are experiencing a mental health crisis. COVID-19 has exacerbated underlying issues felt by young people, including anxiety, depression and suicidal ideation. Over the past two months, national experts and senior officials have sounded the alarm. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) ‘issued a warning on teen mental health.' The United States…

Looking back: Supporting King County’s communities in 2021

Last year, 2021, was a busy year in the Department of Community and Human Services (DCHS). Staff and community partners launched a new program to help house homeless veterans, provided a safe place to isolate and quarantine from COVID-19, moved residents into the first Health Through Housing Hotel, ran two mass vaccination sites, provided rent…

Now Accepting Proposals to Distribute and Deliver Diapers Across King County

RFP Release date: 1/20/22 APPLY NOW on ZoomGrants Deadline to apply: March 3, 2022 I. RFP Overview The King County Department of Community and Health Services (DCHS) is pleased to release this Request for Proposal (RFP) for Diaper Delivery. As families in King County continue to confront economic hardships prompted by the COVID-19 pandemic, this…

Best Starts for Kids Virtual Open House

Cross-posted from the Best Starts Blog Best Starts for Kids will host a virtual open house for existing and prospective community partners to learn more about the opportunities for funding in the first quarter of 2022. Way back in 2017, Best Start for Kids headed out on the road to spread the word about the numerous…

Registration open for the 2021 Best Starts for Kids Virtual Summit

Cross-posted from the Best Starts Blog We are excited to announce that registration is now open for our second annual virtual summit! As we look to the future of Best Starts for Kids, we’ll reflect on the community we’ve built around our shared vision for babies, children, youth, and families in our region. This year's…

Awards Announcement: Learning from Community Stories – the Impacts of COVID-19

Cross post from Communities of Opportunity originally posted on the BSK Blog Cuidate|Care by Hinojos & Jimenez Art COVID-19 has increased instability and insecurity for communities across King County and exacerbated inequities in health, housing and economic stability. The rates of confirmed cases are highest among Hispanic/Latinx, Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander, and Black residents. Public Health – Seattle…