Adaptability in uncertain times: how senior centers are continuing to support our seniors

The current landscape in King County and across the world is unprecedented, but we are all in this together. Community matters now more than ever and we need each other during these stressful times, especially seniors in our community who often experience social isolation without the threat of the COVID-19 pandemic. Many seniors in King…

Moving KCVP services online to help slow the spread of COVID-19

The King County Veterans Program (KCVP) is dedicated to continuing to serve the veterans in our community during this very challenging time. In an effort to do our part to slow the spread of COVID-19 and to protect those most at risk of serious illness in our community, we will be shifting our operations from…

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2019 in Review: Our Top Highlights in Your District

View presentation in Prezi DCHS Top Highlights in 2019 WebDownload Looking Back at 2019 We are happy to have launched our review—by King County Council District—of our Top Highlights in 2019. The Department of Community and Human Services provides equitable opportunities for people to healthy, happy, self-reliant and connected to community. Our goal is to…

Supporting survivors of human trafficking through community-based programs

Labor trafficking is a hidden crime. Every day, across the country, people are forced to work in homes as domestic servants, farmworkers are coerced through violence to harvest crops and factory workers are held in inhumane conditions with little to no pay. These are just a few examples of industries where traffickers use violence, threats…

The Seattle Stand Down: serving King County’s veterans

Last week, the South Seattle College Georgetown Campus was bustling as the 9th Annual Seattle Stand Down was in full swing providing services to veterans and their families. The Seattle Stand Down, a two-day long event, is a “one stop” access to resources and services for veterans and families, focusing on veterans that are either…

Getting mobile: A better way to serve survivors of domestic and sexual violence

The Veterans, Seniors and Human Services Levy (VSHSL) has awarded over $6 million to nine organizations to fund advocates to get out in the community to reach survivors of domestic and sexual violence with support where they feel most safe and comfortable. A new approach to providing support Mobile Advocacy, an evidence-based trauma-informed approach, prioritizes…