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Mayor Harrell proclaims January 2024 Human Trafficking Awareness Month

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

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 ]

Community Corner—Refugee Women’s Alliance

Community Corner highlights the work of Seattle Human Services’ community partners in their own words. Our goal is to gather stories and photos that illustrate their amazing work on behalf of the people of Seattle. What is the role your organization fulfills in your community? At Refugee Women’s Alliance (ReWA), we… [ Keep reading ]

Community Corner—Northwest Credible Messenger

Community Corner highlights the work of Seattle Human Services’ community partners in their own words. Our goal is to gather stories and photos that illustrate their amazing work on behalf of the people of Seattle. What is the role your organization fulfills in your community? Northwest Credible Messenger (NWCM) strives to… [ Keep reading ]

HSD Employee Spotlight—Mari Sugiyama

What is your role at Seattle Human Services? I’m currently the Community Safety Investments Manager in the Safe and Thriving Communities (STC) Division. I supervise a team of Sr. Grants and Contracts Specialists and a Sr. Planning and Development Specialist. Together we oversee over $20M in contracts and investments. What… [ Keep reading ]

Community Corner—REST | Real Escape from the Sex Trade

Community Corner highlights the work of Seattle Human Services’ community partners in their own words. Our goal is to gather stories and photos that illustrate their amazing work on behalf of the people of Seattle. What is the role your organization fulfills in your community? REST exists to create pathways… [ Keep reading ]

Community Corner—UTOPIA Washington

The Community Corner is a place where we highlight the work of our community partners. Our goal is to gather the stories and post pictures that you might share with your friends and neighbors when you run into them on the corner, out and about in your community… What is… [ 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 Employee Spotlight—Karen Valle

What is your role at Seattle Human Services? As a Senior Grants and Contracts Specialist in the Safe and Thriving Communities Division and Mayor’s Office on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault unit, I oversee contracts related to domestic violence, sexual assault, and commercial sexual exploitation. I provide technical assistance to… [ Keep reading ]

HSD Employee Spotlight—Alison Forsyth

What is your role at Seattle Human Services? I currently work as a Sexual Assault Victim Advocate for the City of Seattle, with a focus on underserved populations, specifically cold case sexual assaults, immigrants, and unhoused survivors of sexual violence. I provide advocacy and resources to victims of felony sexual… [ Keep reading ]