King County Continues Support for Senior Centers Experiencing Economic Hardship in the Pandemic  

King County Department of Community and Human Services (DCHS) recently awarded more than $2 million in funding to 18 nonprofit senior centers impacted by COVID-19. The pandemic has altered the community in many ways, and senior centers, which are critical operations that increase connection, information sharing, and support for neighbors continue to experience some challenges.…

Honoring Our Veterans Through Service  

King County Veterans Program (KCVP) is actively serving tens of thousands of veterans across King County. Currently, more than 115,000 veterans live in King County, one-fifth of veterans are in Washington state, and over 1,200 employees at King County are veterans.   On this Veterans Day, King County Department of Community and Human Services (DCHS) would…

VSHSL Community Conversations: what we heard

Earlier this spring, the Veterans, Seniors and Human Services Levy (VSHSL) set out to gather community feedback from people who live and work across King County. VSHSL partnered with community groups across King County to host a series of Community Conversations to receive feedback on the VSHSL; the conversations took place from March to June…

New VSHSL funding opportunity: Service Provider Staffing Grant

A new funding opportunity is available from the Veterans, Seniors and Human Services Levy (VSHSL) to fund one-time hiring and retention bonuses to nonprofit human services providers who currently receive funding through the VSHSL. This hiring and retention bonus program is intended to help partners support and retain their workers by compensating them for the added responsibilities they…

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. …

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…