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Join the Fight for Food Equity in Seattle! HSD Calls for Applications to Improve Nutritious Food Access

The COVID-19 pandemic and economic downturn hit low-income families and families of color the hardest, leading to increased food and living costs. In November 2022, the US Consumer Price Index reported a 12% rise in prices for food prepared at home and a 10% increase in gas prices over the… [ Keep reading ]

HSD Employee Spotlight—Natalie Thomson

What is your role at Seattle Human Services? As a Planning Manager in the Youth and Family Empowerment Division of Seattle Human Services, I’m responsible for the investment of millions of dollars in food banks, meals, child nutrition, farm to table-nutrition education, Fresh Bucks To Go, community connectors, and the… [ Keep reading ]

HSD Announces Funding Opportunity for Program Coordination and Food Procurement for the Seattle Farm to Preschool Program

The Youth and Family Empowerment (YFE) Division of the City of Seattle Human Services Department (HSD) is seeking applications from agencies interested in program coordination and food procurement for the Seattle Farm to Preschool Program (formerly known as Seattle Farm to Table). This 2023 Seattle Farm to Preschool Program Coordination and Food Procurement… [ Keep reading ]

HSD Releases 2023 Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA)

The City of Seattle Human Services Department (HSD) recently issued its 2023 Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA). This notice provides an overview of HSD’s impending funding opportunities for 2023 with a brief description of the service areas for each opportunity, anticipated funding amounts, release dates, and contract start dates. Once finalized, HSD will issue detailed funding opportunities for each investment.

HSD Announces Over $4.5 million in Awards to Expand Child Care Access

Awards will support the creation of 311 new child care slots citywide through the expansion or renovation of facilities. **Updated 10/18/2022 to add additional quote from The Children’s Center at Burke Gilman Gardens and a map showing locations of awarded proposals Today, the Seattle Human Services Department (HSD) announced awards… [ Keep reading ]

Recognizing Some of Our Partners in Working to End Gender-Based Violence

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM). It is a time to remember victims/survivors of abuse and exploitation, to raise awareness of violence and its effect on families and communities, and a time to acknowledge and highlight those working to address ending gender-based violence. “Kay,” “Elle,” and “Emmi” are just… [ Keep reading ]

City of Seattle Recognizes October as “Domestic Violence Awareness Month”

**Cross-posted with the Office of the Mayor This year’s theme— #Every1KnowsSome1—illustrates the importance of public awareness and participation 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 and communities…. [ Keep reading ]

HSD Announces Funding Awards for Youth Behavioral Health Services

The Seattle Human Services Department (HSD) is pleased to announce the results of the Youth and Young Adult Behavioral Health RFP which closed May 16, 2022, releasing $938,841 of HSD General Fund dollars for organizations to provide behavioral health support to young people. Funding of these services was last released… [ Keep reading ]

SYEP Applications Open now for Fall!

Foundations and Pathways Program application is open now and will close at 3 PM on Friday, September 23, 2022. The Foundations and Pathways program is a new, redesign of our previous Learn and Earn program, where participants received 1:1 support and weekly cohort-based sessions on pre-employment soft skills. Our new… [ Keep reading ]

Mary Mitchell Announced as HSD’s Aging and Disability Services Division Director

The City of Seattle’s Human Services Department (HSD) recently announced the hire of Mary Mitchell as director of its Aging and Disability Services (ADS) division. Mitchell has served in an interim capacity for the past year. The hire was the result of a nationwide search and competitive hiring process, with significant community input. Mitchell has over 30 years of experience in organizational development, conflict resolution, and race and social justice work. She is a certified mediator. Prior to joining HSD as interim ADS division director, Mitchell served as the director and deputy director of the Consumer Protection Division of the Seattle Department of Finance and Administrative Services, where she was instrumental in starting the Racial Equity Toolkit to examine developing a Marijuana Equity Program to increase diversity in the newly regulated industry.