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City Leads Efforts to Identify Alternative Solutions for Unauthorized Encampments

Seattle, WA — Today, John Okamoto, Seattle Human Services Interim Director, announced several of the City’s key accomplishments in identifying viable alternatives for unauthorized encampment sites throughout the City including Brooklyn Avenue and NE Ravenna Boulevard. “The efforts to the address the immediate and basic needs of the individuals at various encampment sites, are consistent […]

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Lead for Office for Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault Prevention Announced

Today, John Okamoto, Interim Director of Seattle’s Human Services Department (HSD) announced Lan Pham as the manager of the Office for Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault Prevention. This office was re-launched by Mayor Ed Murray upon taking office in January 2014 to manage the City’s $4.9 million annual investment to address domestic violence, sexual assault […]

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FY 2013 State Audit Report

On September 30th the Washington State Auditor’s Office issued its Report on Federal Single Audit for the City Of Seattle.  According to the audit, HSD does not have adequate internal controls to effectively monitor service providers for grant compliance.   The Department has submitted an action plan to take corrective measures to address the concerns raised […]

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2014 Senior Centers Request for Investment

The City of Seattle Human Services Department (HSD) is seeking investment applications to provide Senior Center services to older adults in the City of Seattle. Up to $1,141,692 in HSD General Fund dollars will be available through this Request for Investment (RFI) process, for the period of January 1, 2015 – December 31, 2015. All […]

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2014 Food and Meal Request for Investment

The City of Seattle Human Services Department (HSD) is seeking investment applications to provide food and meals to low income individuals and families who experience food insecurity. Up to $3,125,714 in HSD General Fund dollars will be available through this Request for Investment (RFI) process, for the period of January 1, 2015 – December 31, […]

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Step Ahead Preschools Expand for 2014-2015 School Year

The Seattle Human Services Department today announced that Sound Child Care Solutions’ Hoa Mai Vietnamese Bilingual Preschool was awarded $229,972 in Families and Education Levy Step Ahead Preschool funding for 36 children. The program will open in Fall 2014 in the Mt. Baker neighborhood. Additional Step Ahead Preschool funds were also awarded for more children […]

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Summer Food Service Program Kicks Off

During the school year, thousands of Seattle Public Schools students receive free and reduced-price breakfast and lunch each day. However, when school lets out, many of these children face a higher risk for hunger, according to the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). Thanks to the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP), thousands of Seattle children […]

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Big Changes are Coming for Health and Human Services

Transformation. Integration. Collaboration. These three buzz words are changing the face of health and human services. Earlier this year, Washington State, home to some of the most innovative and transformational efforts in the nation, released their health care innovation plan. The plan identifies three core strategies to improve health and healthcare while lowering costs: Improve […]

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Councilmembers advocate prevention of elder abuse

In recognition of King County’s growing senior population and concerns about the safety of vulnerable adults, members of the Metropolitan King County Council today proclaimed June 15, 2014, as Elder Abuse Awareness Day in King County. “Looking out for the safety and well-being of vulnerable seniors is critically important,” said Council Chair Larry Phillips. “Elder […]

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2014 Notice of Funding Availability

This notice is to let you know that HSD’s 2014 Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) has been released and is posted on the HSD Funding Opportunities website (http://www.seattle.gov/humanservices/funding/). Check out the website to download the NOFA. We plan to release two funding opportunities on July 21st – the Food and Meal Request for Investment (RFI) […]

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