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Oct. 24 Utility Summit for service providers

Service providers, caregivers, and case managers: Receive up-to-date information about electric and water rate discounts and emergency utility payment assistance programs at the City of Seattle’s ENERGY, UTILITY AND RESOURCE SUMMIT on Oct. 24th, 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., Garfield Community Center, 2323 E Cherry St., Seattle 98122. RSVP by Oct. 10th. [More]

HSD names new division director

The Seattle Human Services Department is pleased to announce that Jason Johnson will be joining HSD next month as the new Division Director for the Community Support & Assistance division. In this capacity he will provide leadership to the department’s investments in homelessness services, food and meal programs, domestic violence and sexual [More]

City receives $60K from NLC for meal programs

On July 15th, the National League of Cities (NLC) announced that the City of Seattle was one of 15 cities nationwide to receive grants to help reduce childhood hunger by increasing participation in after-school and summer meal programs for kids. The $60,000 grant will fund a program expansion consultant, a marketing and [More]

How to beat the heat

Information and services from the City of Seattle to beat the summer heat are available in this press release. Also, for senior Seattle residents, see below for information about senior centers where you can go to cool off. Senior Centers  Hours Address Phone A/C  Comments Ballard Senior Center M-F 8:30-4:30 (except Th 8:30am [More]

Step Ahead preschools enrolling for 2013-2014

Slots are now available for high-quality, low-cost preschool for the 2013-2014 school year through HSD’s Step Ahead Preschool Program funded through the Families & Education Levy.. Step Ahead preschools are located in numerous locations in Seattle. Step Ahead teachers have degrees in early childhood education and receive continuing education. Schools feature small [More]

HSD’s Lester selected for Casey fellowship

Seattle Human Services Deputy Director Catherine Lester is among 16 leaders from across the country selected to be Annie E. Casey Foundation’s 2013-2014 Children and Family Fellows. The fellowship was created to increase the pool of leaders with the vision, drive and ability to create and sustain major system reforms and community initiatives [More]

Sign up to fight hunger!

This just in from our partner agency, United Way of King County: Sign up for Hunger Action Week and Car Toys will donates $5 to feed hungry families all over King County. Hunger Action Week is from March 25-30. Go to this Web site to sign up and learn more. [More]

Help students succeed in school!

The Seattle Public Library is seeking volunteers to assist students in grades 1–12 with homework assignments in English, history, mathematics, science, social studies and other subjects on a drop-in basis. Volunteers are especially needed at the Beacon Hill, Delridge, Columbia, High Point, NewHolly and Rainier Beach branches. Volunteers must have completed at [More]

Sept. 9 ‘Day in the Park’ highlights services in S.E. Seattle

"A Day in The Park" on Sept. 9, 2-5 p.m., at Lakeridge Park, is a collaborative partnership among the Faith Based Coalition in Seattle, Human Services Department (HSD) and Seattle Parks and Recreation. The day will be filled with fun, music, spoken word, food and information about all the services provided by [More]

FREE summer meal program for kids begins in Seattle

Deputy Mayor Darryl Smith and Councilmember Nick Licata joined community members on June 26 at the Jefferson Community Center to kick off the Seattle Human Services Department’s Summer Food Service Program. “We want young people in Seattle to have a fun, safe and healthy summer, and it all starts with good nutrition,” [More]