The Veterans, Seniors and Human Services Levy – Providing Food for Communities in Need

The COVID-19 pandemic has challenged our community in many ways, but we are grateful for how our partners and community members have come together to support their neighbors. Self-isolation of vulnerable community members and unemployment due to business closures have unfortunately increased food insecurity across the region.  In response to our communities’ most pressing needs, the…

Veteran and military family counseling: a new funding opportunity from the Veterans, Seniors and Human Services Levy

There are just over 100,000 U.S. veterans in King County. Military service can often cause or exacerbate behavioral health and wellness concerns among servicemembers and veterans. Federal benefits are an important primary source for veterans' behavioral health care, but some veterans may be ineligible for VA care while others may find that seeking services at…

Adaptability in uncertain times: how senior centers are continuing to support our seniors

The current landscape in King County and across the world is unprecedented, but we are all in this together. Community matters now more than ever and we need each other during these stressful times, especially seniors in our community who often experience social isolation without the threat of the COVID-19 pandemic. Many seniors in King…

Multiple DCHS Projects Featured in King County’s Top 19 Accomplishments in 2019

King County is Moving Forward King County Executive Dow Constantine has released a list of the top 19 accomplishments which highlight just some of the work King County has done in 2019. At the Department of Community and Human Services, we are proud and honored to have some of our amazing projects featured in this…

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…

Getting mobile: A better way to serve survivors of domestic and sexual violence

The Veterans, Seniors and Human Services Levy (VSHSL) has awarded over $6 million to nine organizations to fund advocates to get out in the community to reach survivors of domestic and sexual violence with support where they feel most safe and comfortable. A new approach to providing support Mobile Advocacy, an evidence-based trauma-informed approach, prioritizes…