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What is Safe Harbors?

Safe Harbors is King County’s web-based Homeless Management Information System (HMIS) used to measure the extent of homelessness in our community. Data collected is used to create statements of need to funders at the local, state and federal levels through a variety of reports created from the information collected by our partner programs. Safe Harbors […]


$200K to Mary’s Place for homeless families

Shelter and services for homeless families will begin in April at Mary’s Place. The Seattle Human Services Department announced on February 28, 2014 the award of $200,000 to Mary’s Place for a basic shelter for homeless families in Seattle.  Mary’s Place was awarded the funding, which came from a City Council addition to the department’s […]


YouthCare awarded $250K for employment training

The Seattle Human Services Department announced on March 24, 2014 the award of $250,000 to YouthCare for its Youth Build education and employment training services. YouthCare was awarded the funding in a competitive “Letter of Intent” funding process. Youth Build will provide education and employment training services to low-income black/African American, Latino, Native American and […]


January edition of Life Lines newsletter

Check out the January edition of HSD’s Life Lines newsletter!


Seattle Channel features homelessness

The Seattle Channel this week features the City and county’s response to homelessness on the program “City Inside/Out.” See the video here. Among the featured guests is the Seattle Human Services Department Interim Director Catherine Lester. The program explores the issue of homelessness and the region’s efforts to prevent and end homelessness, including the City’s […]


Plan to end homelessness for young people

Earlier this month, the Committee to End Homelessness released to the public the Comprehensive Plan to Prevent and End Youth and Young Adult Homelessness in King County. The result of several months of working with community stakeholders, providers, funders and youth and young adults, the comprehensive plan identifies the community’s vision to end homelessness among […]


HSD funding opportunity: Housing for persons with AIDS

The City of Seattle Human Services Department (HSD) is seeking investment proposals from qualified organizations for programs designed to prevent homelessness and support housing stability for low-income people with HIV/AIDS and their families in King County. Approximately $1.2 million is available for the period of July 1, 2014 – December 31, 2015. The deadline for […]


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 assault services, utility […]


Community Resource Exchange for homeless people

Supplies are needed for the annual Community Resources Exchange for homeless people. United Way of King County is coordinating the annual event on Tuesday, Sept. 17, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., at Seattle Center. Free services will include: Legal counseling Medical and dental Hot meals Books, socks and hygiene kits Haircuts Employment assistance Public benefits […]


City announces funding for homeless children

Mayor Mike McGinn has announced the award of $105,500 to Sound Mental Health for behavioral health services to homeless families with young children. Sound Mental Health will receive a total of $105,500: $38,500 in 2013 and $67,000 in 2014. The funding will expand a pilot project developed by the Human Services Department for early intervention […]