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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 [More]

Help spread the word: FREE summer meals for kids

Summer is finally here! This is an especially busy time at HSD with programs ramping up for summer; as we all know, the need for human services programs is not related to the seasons of the year and summer presents our community with many unique challenges! During the school year, thousands of [More]

Sen. Murray proposes summer food benefits for low-income kids

Nearly half of public school students in Washington state receive free or reduced-price breakfasts and lunches at school – about half a million children. But when school’s out for summer, it can be a struggle for low-income families to make their food budgets stretch. Now U.S. Sen. Patty Murray is sponsoring a [More]

Funding to Support Assistance for Low-Income Tenants in Seattle

The Seattle Human Services Department announced on April 22, 2014 the award of $100,000 to The Tenant's Union of Washington. Through a partnership with Solid Ground, the funds will support expanded service capacity to provide tenant outreach, education & technical assistance to low- and very low-income tenants in Seattle, with a focus [More]

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]