King County Peer Respite Pilot Program RFP

OVERVIEW: a Peer Run Respite program would provide services focused on recovery-based alternatives to inpatient Behavioral Health Crisis hospitalizations, building on a participant’s existing supports and skills to improve overall outcomes. The vision for this project is to establish a Peer Run Respite center serving King County, thus adding to the rich network of providers,…

Community and School Resources in King County

During these changing times and with school closures, some of our community members in King County have reached out to find out where to locate resources such as food, utility assistance, health care/ health plans, and learning/ educational sources. LaTonya Rogers who is with the Department of Community and Human Services Behavioral Health and Recovery…

Multiple DCHS Projects Featured in King County’s Top 19 Accomplishments in 2019

King County is Moving Forward King County Executive Dow Constantine has released a list of the top 19 accomplishments which highlight just some of the work King County has done in 2019. At the Department of Community and Human Services, we are proud and honored to have some of our amazing projects featured in this…

Looking Back at a Successful Behavioral Health Legislative Forum

Written by: Amanda Flatley, Project Program Manager An estimated 650+ community members attended this year’s King County Behavioral Health Legislative Forum: A Community Conversation about Mental Health and Substance Use Recovery at Seattle Center’s Exhibition Hall on November 18, 2019. A total of 22 state legislators and three county councilmembers attended. Also, one more state…

Community Members Speak Directly with Elected Officials on Behavioral Health

Guest Post by Amanda Flatley 23rd Annual Behavioral Health Legislative Forum This November marks the 23rd annual Behavioral Health and Recovery Legislative Forum. This annual event is an opportunity for community members to speak directly with local, state and federal elected officials on issues related to behavioral health, learn more about what King County and…

Adult workers with disabilities

Celebrating Disability Awareness Month

In King County, we celebrate National Disability Awareness Month in October to honor the many positive contributions that people with disabilities bring to the workplace. This is a time to educate ourselves and each other about the issues that our valued coworkers still face. We need to bring this much-needed awareness to our workplace—ever-striving for progress by…