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HSD Releases Its 2024 Street-Based Outreach Services for Unsheltered Individuals Request For Qualification (RFQ) 

Today, the Human Services Department released a funding process which invests $6.2 million in neighborhood and population-specific outreach services. Using a team-based model, successful applicants will support individuals living unsheltered with navigating and accessing shelter, stable housing and other needed assistance to meet each individual’s unique needs. HSD is seeking… [ Keep reading ]

You Can’t Pour from an Empty Cup: The Power of Mindfulness in the Public Sector

By Anika Klix, HR Project Manager, Human Services Department, City of Seattle In the fast-paced world of city governance, employees’ well-being is sometimes the last thing considered next to the demands of public service. Yet, as the adage goes, you can’t pour from an empty cup. Recognizing the critical importance… [ Keep reading ]

Community Corner—GenPride

Community Corner highlights the work of Seattle Human Services’ community partners in their own words. Our goal is to gather stories and photos that illustrate their amazing work on behalf of the people of Seattle. This post highlights GenPride What is the role your organization fulfills in your community? Lesbian,… [ Keep reading ]

HSD Employee Spotlight—Alexis Izor 

Alexis Izor is a Senior Grants & Contracts Specialist in the Seattle Human Services Department’s Youth and Family Empowerment (YFE) division. They have worked at Seattle Human Services for four years. What is your role at Seattle Human Services? I am currently in an Out of Class position as a… [ Keep reading ]

HSD Employee Spotlight—Adam Aba-Husain

Adam Aba-Husain is a Senior Grants & Contracts Specialist in the Seattle Human Services Department’s Aging and Disability Services (ADS) division. He has worked at Seattle Human Services for nine years. What is your role at Seattle Human Services? I am a Public Servant and a member of HSD ADS… [ Keep reading ]

HSD Employee Spotlight—Shawn Neal

Shawn Neal is the Grants & Contracts Supervisor in the Mayor’s Office on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault (MODSVA), a unit of Seattle Human Services’ Safe and Thriving Communities (STC) division. They have worked at Seattle Human Services for seven years. What is your role at Seattle Human Services? I… [ Keep reading ]

HSD Victim Support Team: A volunteer opportunity that makes a real difference

Each spring, Seattle Human Services recruits community volunteers for its Victim Support Team (VST). The application period is open now through May 28, 2024. “VST volunteers offer support to survivors in a unique time of need, and their commitment and impact make this program a vital part of the City’s… [ Keep reading ]

Investing in a “no wrong door” system for older people, adults with disabilities, and caregivers 

The Aging and Disability Services Division of the City of Seattle Human Services Department (HSD) is seeking applications from a diverse group of agencies interested in helping older adults, adults with disabilities and their caregivers maintain their quality of life and age in place by connecting people with programs and… [ Keep reading ]

HSD Employee Spotlight—Mary Pat O’Leary

Mary Pat O’Leary is a Senior Planner in the Seattle Human Services Department’s Aging and Disability Services (ADS) division. She has worked at Seattle Human Services for 28 years. What is your role at Seattle Human Services? I am a Senior Planner with Aging and Disability Services, Area Agency on… [ Keep reading ]

Community Corner—Mayor’s Council on African American Elders

Community Corner highlights the work of Seattle Human Services’ community partners. Our goal is to gather stories and photos that illustrate their amazing work on behalf of the people of Seattle. This post highlights the Mayor’s Council on African American Elders (MCAAE). Pictured above: The MCAAE and guests welcomed Mayor… [ Keep reading ]