Countywide Gender-Based Violence Prevention Pilot: A new VSHSL funding opportunity

Historically King County’s investments for survivors of gender-based violence have focused on crisis and short- to medium-term response for survivors. While these supports are an essential part of the landscape in addressing gender-based violence, they do not address the root causes of violence nor meaningfully help us to build strategies to change the conditions that…

KCVP Seattle: Temporary change in service

Due to the need to continue to serve our Seattle veterans, servicemembers and their families, while mitigating COVID-19 risks to staff and the people we serve, the King County Veterans Program (KCVP) Seattle office will temporarily transition to providing services only by phone and online. The transition to online and phone services only will begin…

Funding opportunity: Connect2 Community Network Catalyst Fund

Individuals and families often face challenges when searching for and accessing the care that they need to be healthy. Little coordination between medical, behavioral health and social service organizations can lead to individuals and families having to navigate multiple fragmented systems to find the services they need. Building a Community Information Exchange HealthierHere, funded through…

Veterans Day: Our deepest gratitude for King County’s veterans

Here at the Department of Community and Human Services we are thankful every day for the service and sacrifice of King County’s veterans, servicemembers and their families. In honor of Veterans Day, Leon Richardson, Deputy Director of our Adult Services Division and administrator of the King County Veterans Program (KCVP) shares a message to thank…

Coming soon: KCVP Seattle is moving to Northgate

The King County Veterans Program (KCVP) Seattle office will be relocating from Belltown to Northgate in mid-January 2021. A relocation to Northgate helps KCVP expand outreach efforts to diverse communities and creates a new service access point for north-end residents. The upcoming Northgate facility will be accessible by vehicle, Metro Bus and future Link Light…

Criminalized survivors: Domestic Violence Action Month

October is Domestic Violence Action Month (DVAM), a month highlighting the need for support of our community members experiencing domestic violence. This year, due to conditions created by the COVID-19 pandemic, survivors of domestic violence are likely at an increased risk of abuse and/or decreased access to critical supports. In addition to impacts of the…