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Big Changes are Coming for Health and Human Services

Transformation. Integration. Collaboration. These three buzz words are changing the face of health and human services. Earlier this year, Washington State, home to some of the most innovative and transformational efforts in the nation, released their health care innovation plan. The plan identifies three core strategies to improve health and healthcare while lowering costs: Improve […]


Councilmembers advocate prevention of elder abuse

In recognition of King County’s growing senior population and concerns about the safety of vulnerable adults, members of the Metropolitan King County Council today proclaimed June 15, 2014, as Elder Abuse Awareness Day in King County. “Looking out for the safety and well-being of vulnerable seniors is critically important,” said Council Chair Larry Phillips. “Elder […]


2014 Notice of Funding Availability

This notice is to let you know that HSD’s 2014 Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) has been released and is posted on the HSD Funding Opportunities website ( Check out the website to download the NOFA. We plan to release two funding opportunities on July 21st – the Food and Meal Request for Investment (RFI) […]


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 Seattle Public Schools […]


Seattle Financial Empowerment Center Grand Opening

On April 14, 2014, Interim Department Director Catherine Lester joined Mayor Ed Murray, City Council President Tim Burgess, City Councilmember Sally Clark, Vulcan Senior Director of Philanthropic Initiatives Dune Ives, community-based leaders and organizational partners, and members of the community in the Rainier Vista neighborhood for a ribbon-cutting ceremony to open Seattle’s seven new Financial […]


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 bill to give […]


Remembering Terri Kimball, Former Division Director

It is with great sadness that we share news about the loss of Terri Kimball, former Director of the Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Prevention Division with HSD. Terri passed away on Saturday, May 10, 2014, at the age of 64 after a long battle with metastatic breast cancer. Known for her vision and tenacity, […]


Career Bridge– Implementing HSD’s Strategic Plan and Outcomes Framework to Achieve Racial Equity

It has been nearly two years since HSD first started working on Career Bridge. The approach and ongoing work on this initiative exemplifies the department’s strategic plan and outcomes framework. While it may seem like it’s taking a long time, Career Bridge is just one example of how we are embedding the Strategic Plan and […]


Notice Of Funding Availability (NOFA)

This summer the Human Services Department will release our first Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA). The NOFA will provide an overview of HSD’s guiding principles, investment priorities, theory of change and the new Outcomes Framework pilot, a results-based accountability strategy recently approved by the Mayor. Additionally, the NOFA will announce HSD’s upcoming investment opportunities and […]


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 on underserved communities. […]