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Looking Back at 2021 as We Look Forward to 2022

Our Mission to connect people with resources and solutions during times of need so we can all live, learn, work, and take part in strong, healthy communities continued to hold a greater sense of urgency in 2021. Over this past year, the Seattle Human Services Department (HSD) continued to be… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle Mayor and City Council Proclaim January Human Trafficking Awareness Month, January 11 Human Trafficking Day

City leaders encourage public awareness and action against human trafficking SEATTLE – Mayor Bruce Harrell and Councilmember Lisa Herbold were joined by other City Councilmembers to declare the month of January as “Human Trafficking Awareness Month,” and today, January 11, 2022, to be “Human Trafficking Awareness Day” to proclaim the equality and… [ Keep reading ]

HSD Announces Supportive Reentry RFP Funding Opportunity

The Safe and Thriving Communities (STC) Division of the Seattle Human Services Department (HSD) is seeking applications from community-based organizations to support currently and formerly incarcerated individuals to gain knowledge, skills, and support; connect or reconnect with cultural roots and supportive communities; and to obtain long term, living wage employment in order to transition successfully from incarceration and into the community. and institutions that may lead to economic and social progress. “Rerooting” refers to the process of connecting people back to their cultural roots and communities. Since much of incarceration is about isolating people, a process of rerooting is necessary to ground people despite the systemic barriers that still exist. For all individuals returning from incarceration, being part of strong and connected communities provides accountability and supports their ability to thrive. This is an open and competitive process. For more information, and all RFP materials, please visit HSD’s Funding Opportunities web page: Completed application packets are due by 12:00 p.m., Noon on Friday, November 5, 2020.

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month

For DV Awareness Month, the Seattle Great Wheel, Columbia Center Tower, and Lumen Field will go purple on Thursday, October 21, 2021 for #PugetSoundPurpleThursday. Please join us in raising awareness of domestic violence by wearing purple NEXT THURSDAY, and share your photo on social media with the hashtag. Include in your photo a sign stating why you are wearing purple on this day.

City of Seattle Recognizes October as “Domestic Violence Awareness Month” to Raise Awareness and Support for Survivors of Abuse

Each year, the City of Seattle’s Office of Labor Standards (OLS) and Human Services Department (HSD) mark the month of October as a time to remember victims and survivors of abuse and exploitation; to raise awareness about violence and its effect on families and communities; and acknowledge and highlight those working to end gender-based violence.  “During the COVID-19 pandemic, we have seen an increase in domestic violence reports with deep impacts on survivors,” said Mayor Jenny A. Durkan. “We can still be a lifeline during this unprecedented time, remember to check in on your neighbors who may be suffering abuse in silence. Now more than ever, it’s crucial that we help those who may be suffering by raising our voices and awareness.” Mayor Durkan proclaimed the month of October as “Domestic Violence Awareness Month” in Seattle to help raise public awareness and support for victims and survivors of gender-based violence. The City also takes seriously its responsibility to its own employees and to serving as a role model for other large organizations. In addition to sick leave, Seattle’s Paid Sick and Safe Time (PSST) Ordinance provides workers with paid leave for absences that result from critical safety issues arising from domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking. PSST COVID-19 amendments also require employers with employees in Seattle to provide paid leave when their family member’s school or place of care has been closed.

Safe and Thriving Communities Division Hires Its First Division Director

HSD is excited to welcome Rex Brown, who has been hired as the first director of the new Safe and Thriving Communities Division! This is a very exciting moment for the communities we serve, and Rex looks forward to meeting department staff and our community partners in the weeks ahead…. [ Keep reading ]

Seattle Human Services Department Continues to Build Up Safe and Thriving Communities Division

New Crime Survivor Services Unit and Job Posting for Division Director As the City of Seattle continues to reimagine public safety, the Safe and Thriving Communities Division is a new division in the Seattle Human Services Department (HSD) that consolidates previous and planned City of Seattle community safety investments into… [ Keep reading ]

HSD is hiring a Director to lead the new Safe & Thriving Communities division

The Seattle Human Services Department (HSD) is seeking a compassionate, innovative and experienced leader to serve as the first director of its new Safe and Thriving Communities Division. The division was created in response to the Black Lives Matter protests in 2020 and ensuing community advocacy efforts that urged the City to focus on BIPOC communities and shift safety investments into community-based organizations. An ideal candidate is a servant leader who actively listens to understand and puts the community’s interests first; is unafraid to focus on Black lives; and believes that communities should determine how they are best served.

Cơ hội cấp vốn mới để hỗ trợ các cộng đồng an toàn ở Seattle

Những cuộc biểu tình phản đối hành vi ngang ngược của cảnh sát, đặc biệt là trong cộng đồng Người Da Đen, đã lan rộng trên khắp Hoa Kỳ và quốc tế, sau cái chết của George Floyd. Giống như nhiều thành phố khác, lời kêu gọi công bằng chủng… [ Keep reading ]

Fursad Maaliyadeed oo Cusub oo Lagu Taageero Bulshooyinka Amni ee Seattle

Mudaharaadka lagaga soo horjeedo waxyeelada bilayska, gaar ahaan bulshooyinka Madaw, ayaa Maraykanka oo dhan iyo caalamka ku faafay kadib markii la dilay George Floyd. Sida magaalooyin badan oo kale, baaqa cadaalada iyo xalka ay bulshadu hogaaminayso ee soo afmeerka cadaalada, oo ay wadaan qaban qaabiyayaasha Madaw iyada oo iska kaashanayaan… [ Keep reading ]