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…

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…

National Recovery Month 2019 - 30th Anniversary

Looking Back at Recovery Month

National Recovery Month in King County Each September, we observe National Recovery Month in the U.S. by promoting access to recovery, celebrating people in services and educating communities about overcoming stigma and discrimination. The theme for 2019 was “Join the Voices for Recovery: Together We Are Stronger.” Recovery Month teaches us that behavioral health is…