Temporary overnight sobering support shelter opening in Yesler Building

Stepping in to fill a critical need, the King County Yesler Building will provide a temporary home for King County’s Sobering Support Shelter beginning Friday evening, January 7. The shelter will be overnight only from 5 p.m. to 8 a.m. seven days a week, providing health-supervised shelter for up to 35 people per night. King…

New Auburn Isolation and Quarantine Site Opens as Omicron Cases Rise  

As the highly infectious Omicron variant spreads at a rapid rate across the state, and cases in King County tripled from the highest peak seen previously in the pandemic, we expect a continued upward trend in January. King County urges people to prepare and take the necessary precautions to slow the spread, and as part of the overarching effort by the County to help reduce transmission and keep our hospital beds available for people with acute…

ICYMI: 2021 King County Behavioral Health Legislative Forum Program Recording Now Available!

King County hosted its annual Behavioral Health Legislative Forum on December 7th, 2021. Each year, the evening celebrates recovery from mental health and substance use challenges across our communities in King County. The forum is also a place to discuss how we can continue to improve our public behavioral health system. This is the first…

New Funding Opportunity: Community Driven Behavioral Health in King County

A new funding opportunity is available from the MIDD Behavioral Health Sales Tax Fund for creative, innovative, and culturally and linguistically responsive approaches to increasing awareness and access to behavioral health services, building communities of support, and promoting life and wellness assets within BIPOC and LGBTQ+ communities in King County.

September is National Recovery Month in King County

Each September, we recognize and celebrate National Recovery Month. This year, the theme is “Recovery is for Everyone: Every Person, Every Family, Every Community.” Now in its 32nd year, Recovery Month celebrates the gains made by those in recovery and spreads a message of hope to individuals, families, and communities. It is also a moment to thank the peers and behavioral health workers who make recovery possible for so many.