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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.

HSD Announces Funding Awards to Address Racism and Intolerance Toward the API Community

The Seattle Human Services Department (HSD) is pleased to announce the results of the Asian and Pacific Islander Resiliency RFP which closed July 26, 2021. In response to the racism and intolerance toward the Asian and Pacific Islander (API) communities during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Seattle City Council passed Ordinance… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle Youth Employment Program’s Impact on the Community and Young Dreams

2021 has been unlike any other. As we are over a year into a worldwide pandemic, the Seattle Youth Employment Program (SYEP) had to adapt to a hybrid environment as Seattle began to open back up again. Interns, ranging from 16 to 24 years old, gained experience through a variety… [ Keep reading ]

Serving the Community: Seattle’s COVID-19 Emergency Food Response

The City of Seattle recently released a report about the 2020-2021 emergency food response during the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic and thanking the many partners involved in supporting our residents. Since the beginning, food security has been a top concern as the unprecedented health and economic crisis dramatically… [ Keep reading ]

HSD Staff Respond to Record-Breaking Heatwave

In response to record-breaking heat over the last week, City of Seattle’s Human Services Department (HSD) employees were in touch with our unsheltered and aging neighbors, worked to set up and staff cooling centers and shelters, assisted in water distribution and logistics, and prepared to serve residents in need and respond to requests from emergency operations.

HSD Announces Awards for Food Bank Services in SW Seattle

The Seattle Human Services Department (HSD) is pleased to announce the results of the 2021 Geographic Specific – Delridge, Georgetown, South Park – Food Bank Services Request for Proposal (RFP) which closed March 24, 2021. Four organizations will receive a total of $153,307 in 2021 to support food bank services for low-income individuals and families in the Delridge, Georgetown, and South Park neighborhoods. Agencies interested in funding were asked to demonstrate their community-centered program model and cultural responsivity in providing services.

HSD Releases New Funding Opportunity to Address Racism and Intolerance Toward the API Community

ភាសារខ្មែរ / 한국어 / ພາສາລາວ / Tiếng Việt / 繁體中文 / ਪੰਜਾਬੀ — added 6/17/2021 2021 Asian and Pacific Islander Resiliency Request for Proposal Asians are the fastest growing racial or ethnic group in the United States.[1] With origins tracing back to more than 40 countries,[2] each group has its own history, culture, language, and experience. Pacific Islanders… [ 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.