Join Us at the King County School-to-Work Transition Fair 2020

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H81uDgoMTV8 This year's promo video for the King County School-to-Work Transition Fair These two great events are coming up soon and we need your help to promote them. Our goal is to reach more parents, students and teachers to join us at the fair. Even if you are not involved in this community per se,…

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2019 in Review: Our Top Highlights in Your District

View presentation in Prezi DCHS Top Highlights in 2019 WebDownload Looking Back at 2019 We are happy to have launched our review—by King County Council District—of our Top Highlights in 2019. The Department of Community and Human Services provides equitable opportunities for people to healthy, happy, self-reliant and connected to community. Our goal is to…

City Inside/Out: Regional Response to Homelessness

From left to right: Leo Flor, DCHS Director; Brian Callanan, Alison Eisinger, Jason Johnson How does the new Regional Homelessness Authority improve service delivery to help people experiencing homelessness? How will King County and its 39 cities, including Seattle, increase collaboration across all sectors to improve planning, funding coordination and shared decision-making to gain the…

Emerging Leaders Fellowship Honors Ruth Woo's Commitment to Future Generations

Ruth Woo dedicated her life to making her community a better place, taking the role of both activist in her region as well as a mentor to many future civic leaders who would develop into prominent figures. Her work was shaped by her life experience as the daughter of Japanese immigrants--living through things like the…

Severe Weather Emergency Shelter Services Extended to January 16th

The King County Department of Community and Human Services is extending its expansion of 50 additional emergency shelter beds at the King County Administration Building in light of continued freezing temperatures and snow. King County’s Severe Weather Shelter will be open Thursday night, January 16th, with expanded capacity for 50 people who identify as men. …

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How We Use Data to Combat Racial Disparities in Homeless Housing

Written by: Victoria Ewing, Evaluator, Homeless and Housing Understanding and Improving Coordinated Entry Prioritization Over the past year, the Department of Community and Human Services (DCHS) has partnered with C4 Innovations to analyze the racial equity impact of homeless housing prioritization tools used across the country. C4’s report, published in October 2019, found that one…