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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 ]

City of Seattle Invests $1.2 Million in Domestic Violence Supports

Funding will expand community-led approaches to safety and wellbeing Seattle (April 17, 2024) – The City of Seattle is awarding $1.2 million to support community-led services that address domestic violence outside of the criminal legal system. API Chaya, Collective Justice, and Seattle’s LGBTQ Center were selected to provide survivor-informed approaches… [ Keep reading ]

Summer Food Service – A Candid Conversation with a Community Center Coordinator

Scot Nelson from the Seattle Human Services Department’s Youth and Family Empowerment Division Summer Food Service Program sits down with Derryn Anderson (pictured below), coordinator at Garfield Community Center, to discuss the impactful role of the free summer meals program. This interview has been edited for brevity and clarity. You… [ Keep reading ]

Summer Food Service Program Applications Open

Do you regularly engage with youth during meal times over the summer in Seattle? If so, then good news! We are currently accepting applications to become a Summer Food Service Site through the SFSP (Summer Food Service Program), a USDA-funded program that provides healthy meals to youth aged 18 and… [ Keep reading ]

Empowering Survivors: City of Seattle Launches Seek Then Speak Initiative  

New website reduces barriers for sexual assault survivors to connect to services and initiate the reporting process In response to the critical need for empowering sexual assault survivors with confidential and trauma-informed reporting options, the City of Seattle is launching a localized version of the Seek Then Speak website. This… [ Keep reading ]

Host Seattle Youth Employment Program (SYEP) Summer Interns!

Are you an organization or business wanting to give back to the local community by supporting the careers of local future leaders? Seattle Youth Employment Program (SYEP) with the Seattle Human Services Department is searching for businesses to host interns during the summer season to support their career development and… [ Keep reading ]

HSD Seeks Applications from Agencies for Respite Services

The City of Seattle Human Services Department (HSD) is seeking applications from entities interested in providing Family Caregiver Support Program (FCSP) Respite Services for older adults (60+) and adults (18+) with a functioning disability. A Request for Qualification (RFQ) posted on March 15, 2024 will invest in Respite Services to… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Harrell proclaims January 2024 Human Trafficking Awareness Month

January was proclaimed “Human Trafficking Prevention Month in Seattle” by Mayor Bruce Harrell.

HSD Announces $600K to Support Community Transportation for Older Adults

Updated 1/26/2024 The City of Seattle Human Services Department (HSD) is seeking applications from agencies interested in helping adults 60+ years of age maintain their quality of life and age in place by providing community transportation services. A Request for Proposal (RFP) posted January 17 will invest in community transportation… [ Keep reading ]