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Mayor Harrell and City Council Recognize Domestic Violence Awareness Month in Seattle

Domestic abuse exists currently in all communities, regardless of race, religion, occupation, educational level, culture, socioeconomic status, or sexual orientation. Each year, the City of Seattle recognizes October as National Domestic Violence Awareness Month to raise awareness and acknowledge the victims and survivors of abuse and its effects on families… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle Youth Employment Program Celebrates Another Successful Summer

Last month, the City of Seattle celebrated the 2023 Seattle Youth Employment Program (SYEP) interns during their annual capstone event. Over 200 youth, mentors, and family and friends gathered at El Centro de La Raza’s Centilia Cultural Center and Outdoor Plaza to celebrate this summer’s intern class. Mayor Bruce Harrell… [ Keep reading ]

Final Draft 2023 Annual Action Plan is Released!

The City of Seattle announces the release of the Final Draft 2023 Annual Action Plan (AAP) to the 2018-2023 Consolidated Plan for Housing and Community Development. The Final Draft 2023 AAP includes proposed guidance for the allocation of an estimated $20.2 million of federal grant and program revenue funds [approximately… [ Keep reading ]

Groundbreakings and Grand Opening are Good News for Parents

When the weather warms up in Seattle, out come the diggers! If you’ve spent much time with young children, you’ll know “diggers” is the favorite preschool-yard term for excavators. So yes, it’s diggers season here at HSD, and the construction projects we’ve been celebrating most often lately are new early… [ Keep reading ]

HSD to issue Sole Source Contract to Northwest Justice Project for Older Adult Legal Services

The City of Seattle Human Services Department (HSD) recently updated its 2023 Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) related to the following investments: Older Adult Legal Services. HSD’s Aging and Disability Services (ADS) Division intends to contract with Northwest Justice Project to provide Older Adult Legal Services. Northwest Justice Project has… [ Keep reading ]

HSD Announces Funding Opportunity to Provide Services to Support Low-Income Families

We’re excited to announce that the City of Seattle Human Services Department (HSD) is seeking applications from organizations interested in providing services for low-income families to learn, heal, connect to each other and to the community, and celebrate unique aspects of their culture in order to build strength and resilience…. [ Keep reading ]

Seattle Human Services Releases 2022 Annual Report

The Seattle Human Services Department (HSD) is pleased to share our just-released 2022 Annual Report with you, highlighting some of the incredible work we accomplished—together with our City and community partners. “In 2022, we successfully executed a return-to-work plan for staff, enabling us to better serve our community in-person while… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle Youth Employment Program Seeks Employer Partners for Summer 

Looking for a way to support young people connecting to career opportunities? The Human Services Department’s Seattle Youth Employment Program (SYEP) has a goal to place 250 youth & young adults in internships this summer and needs your help connecting with potential partner employers in developing these opportunities. Partner employers do not have to be government entities and we’re seeking partnerships with employers in a variety of industries, including: technology, healthcare, transportation, and more. 

Celebrating Women’s History Month in Seattle: Michelle Merriweather, President & CEO at the Urban League of Metropolitan Seattle

Each year, the Seattle Human Services Department (HSD) invests hundreds of millions of dollars in contracts to more than 200 community-based organizations (CBOs) and programs that support strong and healthy communities. In recognition of Women’s History Month, we are shining a spotlight on women-led organizations that receive funding from HSD and are breaking barriers in the community. In this post, we feature the incredible President & CEO of the Urban League of Metropolitan Seattle (ULMS), Michelle Merriweather. She has been with ULMS since 2016 and has served in various leadership roles, including Chief Operating Officer and Interim President and CEO, before being appointed as the permanent CEO in 2019. Michelle is also a co-founder of The Equity Collaborative, a group of healthcare leaders focused on advancing health equity and promoting the development of culturally responsive care.

HSD Announces Multiple Funding Opportunities to Help Older Adults Address Their Nutritional Needs and Maintain Health

**Updated 3/17/2023 At the City of Seattle’s Human Services Department (HSD), we are committed to improving the quality of life for older adults in our community. That’s why we’re excited to announce four funding opportunities for agencies that share our vision and are passionate about supporting older adults in maintaining… [ Keep reading ]