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HSD announces $1.3 million in available funds for sexual assault victim services

Seattle, WA – Today, the Mayor’s Office on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault announced the release of $1.3 million in available funding to support commercial sexual exploitation victim support services, sexual assault victim services, and gender-based violence prevention.  The Mayor’s Office on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault is housed in the Human Services Department. Approximately […]


City Announces Overnight Emergency Shelter in Uptown

The City of Seattle will convert the City Light owned building located at 157 Roy Street into an emergency shelter to help serve individuals living unsheltered on Seattle streets.  The shelter will open this fall in two phases. The first phase is for 50 beds and the second phase is for an additional 50 beds […]


HSD announces new enrollment location for utility discounts

Seattle, WA – Beginning today, representatives for the Utility Discount Program (UDP) will be available to process applications for the program at the Seattle Financial Empowerment Center. The program offers up to 50 percent off monthly utility bills for Seattle residents that qualify.  This new service is part of the Mayor’s commitment to double enrollment […]


Mayor celebrates start of free summer meals for youth

Today Mayor Ed Murray formally kicked off the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) at Jefferson Community Center in Beacon Hill. Beginning this week and running through the end of August, the program, administered by the Seattle Human Services Department (HSD), serves free nutritious lunches, breakfasts and snacks to thousands of Seattle children at over 100 community […]


City Awards $3.9 million to support Seattle seniors and disabled populations

Seattle, WA – Today, the City of Seattle’s Human Services Department (HSD) announced $3,955,064 in funding to 15 nonprofit service providers that serve the region’s most vulnerable older adults and individuals with disabilities through its Community Living Connection – Aging & Disability Resource Network (CLC-ADRN) and Family Caregiver Support programs. $2,302,902 has been awarded to […]


Committee to End Homelessness King County releases One Night Count final tally

Committee to End Homelessness King County release One Night Count final tally: One Night Count final tally shows decline in unsheltered veterans and chronically homeless Homelessness decreased among unsheltered veterans and those who are chronically homeless, according to final 2015 One Night Count numbers released today by the Committee to End Homelessness in King County. […]


HSD opens farmers market voucher applications for low-income seniors

Today, the Seattle Human Services Department announced the opening of its application process for the Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program, an innovative initiative that provides low-income seniors with $40 vouchers that can be exchanged for fresh produce at participating farmers markets, roadside stands, and community supported agriculture programs throughout King County. “Access to quality and […]


HSD releases encampment operator request for qualifications

Today, the Human Services Department released a non-competitive Request for Qualifications (RFQ) to establish a roster of authorized encampment operators in response to Ordinance 124747. This roster will identify those eligible to apply for a permit to operate on city and privately owned property within the City of Seattle, as well as receive Seattle General […]


Mayor’s Office on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault and Clear Channel launch child sex trafficking awareness campaign

Today, City of Seattle Deputy Mayor Hyeok Kim joined Clear Channel Outdoor to unveil a campaign to combat child sex trafficking in Seattle and King County.  Other partners include the Center for Children & Youth Justice and StolenYouth. This campaign is intended to address child sex trafficking which has become a $42 billion a year […]


Seattle Mayor Ed Murray announces 100-bed homeless shelter to open in a City-owned property

Today, Mayor Ed Murray announced plans to partner with the Downtown Emergency Service Center (DESC) to fund operations of a new 100 bed shelter in a City of Seattle-owned property. “Homelessness is a crisis that we must address in a strategic and systematic way. Building off of the already strong relationship the City has with […]