White Center Cooling Station helps dozens of people “chill out” during local heat wave

As record high temperatures rocked King County, soaring over 100 degrees, King County opened a cooling center and overnight shelter in White Center to offer local residents respite from the heat. Located in the Top Hat neighborhood at 206 SW 112th Street, the White Center Cooling Station opened on Saturday afternoon, June 26 through Wednesday…

People signing contract

DCHS will be updating the Insurance Provisions required for all contractors

Beginning April 15, 2021, DCHS will be updating the Insurance Provisions required for all contractors. You can find the updated provisions and a crosswalk document explaining the changes from the previous versions on the DCHS insurance requirements site. Please note, these new provisions will ONLY be required for NEW contracts effective after April 15, 2021.…

DCHS COVID Timeline Preview

View Our Interactive DCHS COVID-19 Response “A Year in Review Timeline”

We were the first A little over a year ago, King County became the first U.S. epicenter of an unprecedented global pandemic that robbed us of over 550,000 human lives in this country alone. Many know people affected by the disease. And some of us remember those among the more than half-million who died from…

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…

Admin Staff Spotlight with Ramika Toms

Our mission at the Department of Community and Human Services is to provide equitable opportunities for people to be healthy, happy, self-reliant and connected to community. Now more than ever, our administrative staff play a crucial role in the success of our organization. The responsibilities of admins have changed with the landscape of the economy…

People telecommuting

Creating Accessible Virtual Meetings: Logistics and Marketing Tips – Part 1

Written in partnership with Elizabeth Ralston, MPH, Consultant This is a 2-part series offering tips for hosting accessible virtual meetings. In light of Disability Awareness Month, we are sharing these resources to encourage folks to be more inclusive in their meetings every month of the year! October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month and an…