Community Members Speak Directly with Elected Officials on Behavioral Health

Guest Post by Amanda Flatley 23rd Annual Behavioral Health Legislative Forum This November marks the 23rd annual Behavioral Health and Recovery Legislative Forum. This annual event is an opportunity for community members to speak directly with local, state and federal elected officials on issues related to behavioral health, learn more about what King County and…

Annual Giving Drive - Give

DCHS Duking It Out for a Good Cause

Welcome to the 2019 Employee Giving Season! Survey says, “The DCHS Family Feud is back for the third year!” Led by Kerry Wade, Project Program Manager at Best Starts for Kids, eight teams of fun and adventurous players will give their all in a heated battle against each other to win money for their favorite…

Adult workers with disabilities

Celebrating Disability Awareness Month

In King County, we celebrate National Disability Awareness Month in October to honor the many positive contributions that people with disabilities bring to the workplace. This is a time to educate ourselves and each other about the issues that our valued coworkers still face. We need to bring this much-needed awareness to our workplace—ever-striving for progress by…

YouthSource graduate and family

Welcome to Cultivating Connections

The Department of Community and Human Services serves King County residents through an incredible network of providers and communities. We couldn’t be more excited to introduce our blog as a way to better connect our network. We’ll share information about the incredible work that teams of County and Provider staff do every day to support,…

Developmental Screening for All: A Strength-Based Approach

This post was originally published to the Best Starts for Kids blog. For the past year, Best Starts for Kids has been gathering feedback from community members and partners to better understand the successes, gaps and disparities related to developmental screening, referral and connection to services in King County. We are so excited to now share back…

National Recovery Month 2019 - 30th Anniversary

Looking Back at Recovery Month

National Recovery Month in King County Each September, we observe National Recovery Month in the U.S. by promoting access to recovery, celebrating people in services and educating communities about overcoming stigma and discrimination. The theme for 2019 was “Join the Voices for Recovery: Together We Are Stronger.” Recovery Month teaches us that behavioral health is…