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HSD Employee Spotlight—Rachel Alder

What is your role at Seattle Human Services? As a Senior Grants & Contracts Specialist in the Aging and Disability Services (ADS) division, I hold many Medicaid contracts and several non-Medicaid contracts. What made you want to work in human services? I love humans and I am intensely curious about… [ Keep reading ]

Community Living Connections: The Right Kind of Help, When and Where You Need It

Are you facing aging or disability issues? Community Living Connections can connect you with the right kind of help, when and where you need it. Older adults, adults with disabilities, caregivers, family members, and professionals can call 206-962-8467 or toll-free 1-844-348-5464 (KING) and be connected to a caring, highly trained… [ Keep reading ]

HSD Employee Spotlight—Sucdi Mohamed

What is your role at Seattle Human Services? I am a Registered Nurse Consultant in the Aging and Disability Services division of Seattle Human Services. Aging and Disability Services provides long-term in-home services to older people and adults with disabilities in our communities in King County. As a Registered Nurse… [ 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 ]

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 ]

HSD Employee Spotlight—Karen Winston

What is your role at Seattle Human Services? As a senior planner in the Aging and Disability Services division of Seattle Human Services, I’m responsible for coordinating development of the Area Plan—our roadmap as the Area Agency on Aging for Seattle and King County—as required by the federal Older Americans… [ 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.

Promoting Public Health

Promoting Public Health is one of Seattle Human Services’ (HSD) six key impact areas. Our vision: All people living in Seattle experience moderate to optimum health conditions. And, across the board, we strive to ensure that people of color do not experience disparities. During the month of September, we will… [ 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.

HSD is Seeking Applications to Provide Nursing Services

The Aging and Disability Services (ADS) division of the City of Seattle Human Services Department (HSD), the Area Agency on Aging (AAA) for Seattle-King County, is seeking applications in response to a Nursing Services request for qualifications (RFQ). This Nursing Services RFQ is focused on responding to referrals within specified timeframes for nursing services that include file reviews, nurse consultant home visits, telephone calls, care coordination, and follow-up. Up to $165,755 in Federal/State Title XIX Funds is available through this RFQ. HSD intends to fund a maximum of two proposals. Initial awards will be made for the period of October 1, 2022 to December 31, 2023. While it is the City’s intention to renew agreements resulting from this funding opportunity on an annual basis through the 2023 program year, future funding will be contingent upon performance and funding availability.