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As 2019 Comes to a Close…

The year has kept the Seattle Human Services Department busy, presenting many challenges, opportunities, and reasons to celebrate! As we enter 2020, lets take a moment and look at 19 highlights from ‘19 that demonstrate the incredible work our teams have accomplished together – and with your partnership – over the last year:

Severe Weather Shelter Opening Over Thanksgiving Holiday Weekend

In anticipation of forecasted temperatures below freezing overnight, severe weather shelter expansion for adults 18 years of age and above — all genders — will be open every night from Wednesday, November 27 through Monday, December 2, starting tonight at Seattle Municipal Tower. For more shelter options, please call 211 for help and follow @SeattleHSD for updates.

HSD Announces Results of the Seattle Sweetened Beverage Tax Public Awareness & Counter-Marketing Campaign Consultant Contract RFP

The Seattle Human Services Department (HSD) is pleased to announce the results of the 2019 Seattle Sweetened Beverage Tax (SBT) Public Awareness & Counter-Marketing Campaign Consultant Contract Request for Proposal (RFP) that closed on October 2. The RFP sought consultants interested in developing a public awareness campaign about health impacts of consuming sugary drinks by supporting two strategies recommended by the SBT Community Advisory Board: a mass media counter-marketing campaign led by a community-based organization (CBO) and a youth-led counter-marketing campaign led by a CBO. The rating committees recommended fully funding The Vida Agency in the requested amount of $547,347.

The Seattle Sweetened Beverage Tax Public Awareness & Counter-Marketing Campaign RFP

The Youth and Family Empowerment (YFE) Division of the City of Seattle Human Services Department (HSD) is seeking applications from consultants interested in developing a public awareness campaign about sugary drinks by supporting two strategies recommended by the Sweetened Beverage Tax Community Advisory Board: Up to $473,046 in 2019 and $236,523 in 2020 of contract funds are available through this RFP. Funding awards will be made for the period of October 15, 2019 to December 31, 2020, for an estimated 15-month contract, or until work is completed.