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HSD Seeks Applications from Agencies for Post-Overdose Stabilization and Outpatient Treatment Facilities

The City of Seattle Human Services Department (HSD) is seeking applications for capital funding from agencies interested in providing services such as post-overdose care, opioid medication delivery, health hub services, long-term care management, and drop-in support. What’s Funded The City’s goal is to support enhanced treatment facilities, new addiction services,… [ Keep reading ]

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 ]

A Day on The Farm Learning About Local Food

21 Acres Farm is a regenerative organic farm located nearby in Woodinville. As a “living laboratory focused on climate solutions,” 21 Acres emphasizes sustainable agriculture education through a range of workshops, farm tours, special events, an on-site local foods market, a U-pick sunflower garden, volunteer programs, and more. The main… [ 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 ]

HSD Employee Spotlight—Sarah Demas

What is your role at Seattle Human Services? I currently provide data projects and data systems support for the Aging and Disability Services (ADS) division as part of the department’s Data, Performance & Evaluation team. What made you want to work in human services? I love humans! How has your… [ Keep reading ]

HSD Employee Spotlight—Kimberly Patterson

What is your role at Seattle Human Services? I provide administrative support to Department Director Tanya Kim. The scope of my work varies from scheduling and event planning, coordinating and editing the HSD Weekly report to the Mayor’s Office, and managing the cadence of executive leadership meetings and timely agenda… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle Youth Employment Program Celebrates Another Successful Summer

Last month, the City of Seattle celebrated the 2023 Seattle Youth Employment Program (SYEP) interns during their annual capstone event. Over 200 youth, mentors, and family and friends gathered at El Centro de La Raza’s Centilia Cultural Center and Outdoor Plaza to celebrate this summer’s intern class. Mayor Bruce Harrell… [ 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 ]

HSD Announces Over $3.8 Million to Support Families in Seattle

Awarded agencies will each receive up to $300,000 in funding to strengthen Seattle’s support system in culturally responsive ways for families and youth who live, work, or attend school in Seattle. The Seattle Human Services Department (HSD) is pleased to announce the results of its 2023 Family Support Request for… [ Keep reading ]