Veterans Day: Our deepest gratitude for King County’s veterans

Here at the Department of Community and Human Services we are thankful every day for the service and sacrifice of King County’s veterans, servicemembers and their families. In honor of Veterans Day, Leon Richardson, Deputy Director of our Adult Services Division and administrator of the King County Veterans Program (KCVP) shares a message to thank…

Coming soon: KCVP Seattle is moving to Northgate

The King County Veterans Program (KCVP) Seattle office will be relocating from Belltown to Northgate in mid-January 2021. A relocation to Northgate helps KCVP expand outreach efforts to diverse communities and creates a new service access point for north-end residents. The upcoming Northgate facility will be accessible by vehicle, Metro Bus and future Link Light…

Join us: Veteran diversity, equity and inclusion listening sessions

Our King County Veterans Program, in partnership with the Washington State Department of Veterans Affairs and Department of Veterans Affairs (VA Puget Sound Health Care System) is hosting four listening sessions on diversity, equity and inclusion in veterans service systems. The listening sessions seek to learn and hear from veteran constituents (partners, employees and clients)…

New outreach reaches veterans across King County with KCVP services

Terry R., a 73-year-old veteran, walked into the King County Veterans Program (KCVP) Tukwila office and said: “Paul sent me because I served in the Air Force in the sixties and I need some help… I don’t even know if I’m an eligible Veteran as I’ve never needed to reach out for services before.” Paul,…

Connecting remotely: KCVP services available by phone and online

Our King County Veterans Program (KCVP) offices in Tukwila and Seattle are usually buzzing with activity, but on March 19th KCVP transitioned to providing remote services to maintain social distancing to help slow the spread of COVID-19. Since then, KCVP Social Service Professionals (SSPs) have been hard at work continuing to serve King County’s veterans,…

The Seattle Stand Down: serving King County’s veterans

Last week, the South Seattle College Georgetown Campus was bustling as the 9th Annual Seattle Stand Down was in full swing providing services to veterans and their families. The Seattle Stand Down, a two-day long event, is a “one stop” access to resources and services for veterans and families, focusing on veterans that are either…