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]
Posted: June 2nd, 2014 under Human Interests.
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]
Posted: June 1st, 2014 under Family Support, Human Interests, Youth.
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]
Posted: May 28th, 2014 under Human Interests.
Tags: division director, domestic violence, domestic violence prevention, dvsap, HSD, Sexual assault, Terri Kimball
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]
Posted: May 23rd, 2014 under Human Interests.
Tags: Career Bridge, men of color, outcomes framework, strategic plan
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]
Posted: May 2nd, 2014 under Human Interests.
Tags: funding availability, NOFA, RFI
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]
Posted: April 29th, 2014 under Family Support, Human Interests.
Tags: low-income, rent assistance, Tenant's Union
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]
Posted: April 28th, 2014 under Homeless Services.
Tags: Committee to End Homelessness, HMIS, Homeless Services, safe harbors
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]
Posted: April 24th, 2014 under City News, Human Interests, Seniors.
Tags: Older Americans Month, proclamation
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]
Posted: April 18th, 2014 under City News, Human Interests.
Tags: Committee to End Homelessness, Executive Constantine, federal grants, homeless families, homeless housing, homeless prevention, HUD, Mayor Murray, McKinney Act
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]
Posted: April 18th, 2014 under Human Interests, Seniors.
Tags: aging and disability services, farmers market, fresh produce, low-income, nutrition, senior farmers market, senior nutrition, Seniors