Get Involved! 2023 VSHSL Summit Call for Submissions 

The King County Adult Services Division is planning the 2023 Veterans, Seniors and Human Services Levy (VSHSL) Summit! The VSHSL Summit will be held the first week of May, date still TBD. This is an exciting opportunity for community partners to gather together, share experiences, engage in new trainings, and make connections to build a…

As the year draws to a close, King County partnerships continue to open doors to new homes

This week, King County Executive Dow Constantine announced the upcoming opening for Health Through Housing: Salmonberry Lofts, a newly constructed building providing 76 units of permanent supportive housing in Seattle’s Pioneer Square neighborhood. The building will welcome the first residents later this month and is operated by Chief Seattle Club, an organization with a local…

King County Continues Support for Senior Centers Experiencing Economic Hardship in the Pandemic  

King County Department of Community and Human Services (DCHS) recently awarded more than $2 million in funding to 18 nonprofit senior centers impacted by COVID-19. The pandemic has altered the community in many ways, and senior centers, which are critical operations that increase connection, information sharing, and support for neighbors continue to experience some challenges.…

Catch up on the Developmental Disabilities Legislative Forum

King County Department of Community and Human Services (DCHS) Developmental Disabilities and Early Childhood Supports (DDECSD) division hosted the 33rd annual Developmental Disabilities Legislative Forum last week. Hundreds registered for the event, and more than 200 people attended and heard from community members, councilmembers, and state legislators. County officials, including King County Executive Dow Constantine…

Honoring Our Veterans Through Service  

King County Veterans Program (KCVP) is actively serving tens of thousands of veterans across King County. Currently, more than 115,000 veterans live in King County, one-fifth of veterans are in Washington state, and over 1,200 employees at King County are veterans.   On this Veterans Day, King County Department of Community and Human Services (DCHS) would…

King County Department of Community and Human Services Launches Data Dashboard Measuring Impact of Countywide Initiatives  

The Department of Community and Human Services (DCHS) is excited to debut the new DCHS Dashboard that takes a detailed look at the programs and initiatives funded by the department, and the residents reached countywide. DCHS provides resources and services for the more than 2.3 million King County residents. The team at DCHS connects people…