October is Disability Awareness Month

Recognizing 2020 Disability Awareness Month

Posted on October 20, 2020 by Lilia Cabello Drain on KC Employees blog This year marks the 30th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), signed into law in 1990 by former U.S. President George H. W. Bush. Every October we celebrate the many contributions that people with disabilities make to our community and workforce here…

Admin Staff Spotlight with Patti Gravel

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. At DCHS, we manage a range of programs and services to help King County’s most vulnerable residents while working to strengthen our communities. Now more than ever, our administrative…

Building a Foundation: The First Annual Report of the Affordable Housing Committee

Last year marked the launch of the Growth Management Planning Council’s Affordable Housing Committee (AHC or Committee). The Committee of 19 elected, nonprofit, and business leaders operates under the goal to strive to eliminate housing cost burden for households earning 80% area median income and below, with a priority for serving households at or below…

Hear From DCHS Staff on Latinx/Hispanic Heritage Month and How They Empower Communities

Affinity Groups, also known as Employee Resource Groups (ERG), focus on protected categories of people as defined by federal, state, and local anti-discrimination laws. These employee groups address racism and other forms of oppression to advance the County’s equity and social justice goals—enhancing the King County Equity and Social Justice Strategic plan through their vital work.…

Summer Updates from the King County Family Youth Council

Please visit the King County Family Youth Council webpage for more information on FYC Happy Summer! This summer is turning out to be very different then we all thought. FYC hope everyone is practicing safe social distancing as you get some sun and fun. We are sharing some activities idea and resource links below for…

Level Up blog poster

Level Up! Conference 2020

Repost from Seattle YMCA Step Out and Level Up: Life Skills & Employment Conference for Young Adults Step out and level up at the Y Social Impact Center’s annual young adult life skills and employment conference, Level Up! This four-day, online conference offers life skills workshops, employment forums, lunch pickups, swag giveaways, prizes and more!…