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Mayor Murray nominates Catherine Lester as Director of HSD

Originally posted February 18, 2015 by Office of Mayor Murray Mayor Murray today nominated Catherine Lester as Director of the Seattle Human Services Department. Lester, who has a long career working in human and social services is currently HSD’s Deputy Director, and will take over for John Okamoto, who Mayor Murray appointed as acting director […]

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HSD announces $75,000 to fund birth doula services for low income women

Seattle, WA – Today, the Seattle Human Services Department announced $75,000 in available funding to nonprofit agencies for birth doula services for low income women of color. The funding is available through request for qualifications (RFQ) process and is open to nonprofit, public, or private business models that have the capacity, certification, and experience to provide […]

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HSD announces $620,000 in homeless assistance funding

Seattle Human Services Department announces $620,000 in homeless assistance funding Seattle, WA –City of Seattle’s Human Services Department (HSD) announced $620,000 of funding available to nonprofit agencies to provide Rapid Rehousing services for non-chronically homeless single adults to ensure that these instances of homelessness are rare, brief and occur only one time. Eligible activities include short-term […]

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Seattle /King County receives record $28 million in federal homeless assistance grants

Award includes $3.6 million in new money for permanent supportive housing and increased homeless housing and services renewal funds SEATTLE – A record $28 million in federal homeless assistance funds was awarded jointly to the City of Seattle and King County, including over $3.6 million to create new housing opportunities for over 200 people across […]

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HSD Announces $4 Million Available Funding to Support Seattle’s Seniors and Disabled Populations

Seattle, WA – Today, the City of Seattle’s Human Services Department (HSD) announced two separate request for proposals, totaling $3,997,091available to nonprofit services providers that serve the region’s most vulnerable senior and disabled populations through its Community Living Connection – Aging & Disability Resource Network (CLC-ADRN) and Family Caregiver Support programs. Approximately $2,344,929 is available […]

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HSD Releases 2015 Funding Opportunities

Today, the City of Seattle’s Human Services Department (HSD) released its 2015 Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) which provides an overview of HSD’s impending funding opportunities for 2015.   These funding opportunities represent over $5.1 million in City investments to nonprofit services providers that serve Seattle’s most vulnerable populations. The competitive funding processes announced include, the […]

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HSD’s Financial Empowerment Center Selected to Provide Financial Coaching to Disabled

Today, the Seattle Human Services Department (HSD) announced its Financial Empowerment Center program has been selected as a demonstration site for Bridges to Financial Security by the National Disability Institute (NDI).  Bridges to Financial Security (“Bridges”) represents a large investment through the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) to NDI and its subcontractors to provide financial […]

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Seattle Human Services Department announces $4.2 million investment in senior and anti-hunger programs

Seattle, WA – Today, the City of Seattle’s Human Services Department (HSD) announced $4,267,406 in awards through two separate HSD programs to provide food and meal assistance and senior centers programs to support the most vulnerable seniors, families and individuals in Seattle. This funding is available through HSD’s general fund and will be available January […]

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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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