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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  [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]

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  [More]

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  [More]

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  [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]

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  [More]

May is Older Americans Month

Thank you Mayor Murray and Executive Constantine for proclaiming May 2014 as Older Americans Month in Seattle and King County, calling upon public officials, businesses, neighborhood organizations, volunteers, and all the people of Seattle and King County, Washington to observe this month and recognize older adults and the people who serve and  [More]

Seattle, King County receive more than $22 million in federal homeless assistance grants

A joint release of the City of Seattle and King County            April 14, 2014   Seattle, King County receive more than $22 million in federal homeless assistance grants Renewal funding supports homeless housing and services countywide  KING COUNTY - Federal homeless assistance funds totaling more than $22.7 million have been awarded  [More]

Low-income seniors: Apply now for farmers market produce checks

MEDIA ADVISORY April 16, 2014 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact:  Michael Taylor-Judd (206-684-0266)  Low-income seniors: Apply now for farmers market produce checks Applications are now available for the popular Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program, which provides low-income seniors with $40 “checks” that can be exchanged for fresh produce at farmers markets, roadside stands,  [More]