Five Recommendations to Support Our Youth  

New data reveals that local youth are the experts on their needs and should be at the center of youth-serving systems. In this report, authored by a five-member Youth Commission sponsored by United Way of King County, youth are clear:  youth-serving systems must meaningfully engage the young people they seek to serve in order to create…

New Funding Opportunity: Family Child Care Home Upgrades  

King County Department of Community and Human Services (DCHS) is pleased to announce a new funding opportunity. The Family Child Care Facilities Fund (FCCFF) Request for Proposal (RFP) is now open.  This funding stream will support family child care providers with the maintenance, repairs, and renovations needed for their programs.  The RFP, driven by the…

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…

King County Promise Request for Proposals (RFP) Launches Today!

Use this direct link to access the full RFP details and download the RFP documents.  The Children, Youth, and Young Adults Division (CYYAD) of King County’s Department of Community and Human Services (DCHS) is pleased to release the King County Promise (KCP) Partnerships Request for Proposal (RFP). This RFP seeks eligible entities interested in forming Promise Partnerships to implement the KCP model for school…

Save the Date for King County Promise Request for Proposal (RFP) Release: February 17th

Nearly all jobs that yield a family wage in King County require a postsecondary credential. Young people understand this and want to further their education. But, only 30% of local students complete any kind of college credential by their mid-20s. For students of color, completion rates are even lower.  To further understand why and to address this disparity, Puget…

DCHS Director Names Jackie Moynahan as Interim Division Director of the Housing, Homelessness and Community Development Division 

Jackie Moynahan (she/her) is now Interim Division Director of the Housing, Homelessness and Community Development Division (HHCDD). In this role, she oversees efforts around community development, creating and preserving affordable and special needs housing, housing repair programs, and programs providing housing stability support for people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness.  HHCDD is committed to increasing housing stability and developing strong communities. The division strives…