Awards Announcement: Learning from Community Stories – the Impacts of COVID-19

Cross post from Communities of Opportunity originally posted on the BSK Blog Cuidate|Care by Hinojos & Jimenez Art COVID-19 has increased instability and insecurity for communities across King County and exacerbated inequities in health, housing and economic stability. The rates of confirmed cases are highest among Hispanic/Latinx, Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander, and Black residents. Public Health – Seattle…

Early Support for Infants and Toddlers Services During COVID-19

Shared from: Best Starts for Kids Best Starts for Kids has made an incredible impact on supporting children with developmental delays, and their families, by investing in Early Support for Infants and Toddlers (ESIT). Best Starts Prenatal to Five investments have supported 44% growth in the ESIT program over the past 5 years. ESIT provides services…

Save the date (again!) for the first annual Best Starts for Kids Summit: Communities Building Impact.

Join us for our first Best Starts for Kids Virtual Summit! The theme is Communities Building Impact and we are excited to welcome Best Starts partners for networking, peer-to-peer learning, and hearing what’s next for Best Starts for Kids. When: Tuesday, August 18, 2020, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. with a special preview day on August 17.…

BSK Community Engagement Survey

Best Starts for Kids is community driven which means your input, as community voice, is critical. Best Starts strong commitment to equity requires participation by community members to achieve the kind of community we want to build together.Best Starts had planned to do extensive in-person community engagement this summer. Like everyone else, COVID-19 disrupted those plans.…

Best Starts for Kids Cancels Summit Announcement

By: Best Starts for Kids Best Starts for Kids Community Partners and Friends: We have decided to voluntarily postpone the Best Starts for Kids Summit scheduled to take place this Friday, March 6th. We appreciate the excitement and enthusiastic responses to our first Best Starts for Kids Summit. We were looking forward to hosting an incredible event, however…

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…