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…

Partnering with Native American Seniors to Increase Access to Employment Opportunities

The Veterans, Seniors and Human Services Levy (VSHSL) has awarded $199,550 to Chief Seattle Club to provide employment, training and job placement services to seniors. The funded program will support the sustainable growth of a strong, successful community program, Chief Seattle Club’s Native Works. Elder Apprentices in Chief Seattle Club’s indigenous informed, vocational rehabilitation program,…

Ask a question, listen up, stay connected: Domestic Violence Action Month

Nationally, 1 in 4 women and 1 in 9 men experience severe intimate partner physical violence, sexual violence and/or stalking.  An estimated 43% of Washington State women have a lifetime incidence of rape, physical violence and/or stalking by an intimate partner -- this translates to approximately 443,033 women in King County. Advocates who work with…