New Funding Opportunity: $1.3M for Emerging Issues in Behavioral Health

We are excited to share that the Emerging Issues in Behavioral Health Request for Proposals (RFP) is now open! To be eligible to submit a proposal, proposers must submit a mandatory Letter of Intent in ZoomGrants by 2:00 p.m. on September 30, 2022. The most competitive proposers will then be invited to submit a full…

Update on the SODO Services Hub—a joint partnership to bring more people inside  

Each night in King County, more than 7,500 people sleep outside. The longer a person goes without access to shelter, the higher the likelihood the person suffers adverse health conditions, including trauma, depression and chemical dependency.   The time to act is now. The humanitarian crisis we face will stay this way and only worsen…

September is Recovery Month — Join Us as #KingCountyGoesPurple

September is National Recovery Month. Recovery Month celebrates all those on their recovery journeys and spreads a message of hope to people, families, and communities. At King County DCHS, particularly our Behavioral Health and Recovery Division (BHRD), our shared vision to ensure that everyone in King County has a path to achieving and sustaining recovery…

July is BIPOC Mental Health Month — A look at some of what’s going on in DCHS  

As BIPOC Mental Health Month comes to a close, we at the Department of Community and Human Services (DCHS) want to highlight some of the work DCHS is doing to address BIPOC mental health and increase culturally relevant programming. 

988 is Now Live, King County Recommends People Still Call the Regional Crisis Line 

As of Saturday, July 16, the new 9-8-8 crisis lifeline is live. The new number replaces the existing National Suicide Prevention Lifeline and creates an easy-to-remember number nationwide for people to call for mental health emergencies. This new national line is an important step toward strengthening and transforming the crisis care continuum in the U.S. …

New Funding Opportunity: Zero Suicide Initiative Pilot Program

We are excited to share that the Zero Suicide Initiative Pilot Program request for proposal (RFP) is now open! This funding opportunity closes on July 29 at 12:00 pm. Please submit your application by then. This program will attempt to prevent youth suicide through increased and supported organizational implementation of the evidence-based Zero Suicide (ZS)…