Join us to learn more about Vets Engaged

Join us for a virtual information session Join us for a virtual information session to learn more about the Vets Engaged mini-grant and how to apply. Tuesday, June 21, 2022 from 2-3pm. Register in advance for this meeting: https://kingcounty.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYkfu2gpzwrG9wn_0XU_Np2HEgPuHdAwoRc After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. About Vets…

One year later: innovative program continues housing veterans in King County

In April 2021, King County launched a first in the nation pilot program to help veterans experiencing homelessness connect to safe and stable housing. The program, called the Collaborative Case Management (CCM) Pilot Program, combines the power of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), their federal Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Veterans Affairs Supportive…

You are invited: Registration open for VSHSL Summit!

We are excited to announce that registration is now open for the first ever Veterans, Seniors and Human Services Levy (VSHSL) Summit! VSHSL Summit The VSHSL Summit will take place over three days, May 10 – 12, 2022. VSHSL-funded partners and the broader human services provider community are invited to attend. The summit will offer…

New Countywide Survey Shows Underinvestment in Human Services, Lack of Sustainable Wages in the Nonprofit Sector

By Leon Richardson, Director, Adult Services Division Community-based, human services providers play a critical role in addressing the most pressing issues we face as a region—providing shelter and supportive housing, behavioral health treatment, legal system alternatives, and case management in King County. The pandemic, and the nationwide racial reckoning further underscore the integral role of…

We want to hear from you: VSHSL Community Conversations

This year, the Veterans, Seniors and Human Services Levy (VSHSL) is partnering with community groups from across King County to host a series of community conversations to receive YOUR input on issues related to the VSHSL as King County begins to plan for renewal of the VSHSL in 2023. These conversations are open to all…

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…