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Community Corner—Asian Counseling and Referral Service

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. This post highlights Asian Counseling and Referral Service What is the role your organization fulfills… [ Keep reading ]

City of Seattle Invests $1.2 Million in Domestic Violence Supports

Funding will expand community-led approaches to safety and wellbeing Seattle (April 17, 2024) – The City of Seattle is awarding $1.2 million to support community-led services that address domestic violence outside of the criminal legal system. API Chaya, Collective Justice, and Seattle’s LGBTQ Center were selected to provide survivor-informed approaches… [ Keep reading ]

Summer Food Service – A Candid Conversation with a Community Center Coordinator

Scot Nelson from the Seattle Human Services Department’s Youth and Family Empowerment Division Summer Food Service Program sits down with Derryn Anderson (pictured below), coordinator at Garfield Community Center, to discuss the impactful role of the free summer meals program. This interview has been edited for brevity and clarity. You… [ Keep reading ]

Summer Food Service Program Applications Open

Do you regularly engage with youth during meal times over the summer in Seattle? If so, then good news! We are currently accepting applications to become a Summer Food Service Site through the SFSP (Summer Food Service Program), a USDA-funded program that provides healthy meals to youth aged 18 and… [ Keep reading ]

Empowering Survivors: City of Seattle Launches Seek Then Speak Initiative  

New website reduces barriers for sexual assault survivors to connect to services and initiate the reporting process In response to the critical need for empowering sexual assault survivors with confidential and trauma-informed reporting options, the City of Seattle is launching a localized version of the Seek Then Speak website. This… [ Keep reading ]

HSD Employee Spotlight—Dyllyn Werthan

Dyllyn Werthan is the Pre-Filing Sexual Assault Victim Advocate in the Seattle Human Services Department’s Safe and Thriving Communities (STC) division. She has worked at Seattle Human Services for one year. What is your role at Seattle Human Services?   I am one of the Sexual Assault Victim Advocates who works within the… [ Keep reading ]

HSD Employee Spotlight—Hannah Whitworth

Hannah Whitworth is the Human Services Coordinator in the Seattle Human Services Department’s Safe and Thriving Communities (STC) division. She has worked at Seattle Human Services for a year and half.  What is your role at Seattle Human Services?   I work as a Human Services Coordinator on the Domestic Violence… [ Keep reading ]

Community Corner—King County Sexual Assault Resource Center

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. This post highlights King County Sexual Assault Resource Center. What is the role your organization… [ Keep reading ]

Host Seattle Youth Employment Program (SYEP) Summer Interns!

Are you an organization or business wanting to give back to the local community by supporting the careers of local future leaders? Seattle Youth Employment Program (SYEP) with the Seattle Human Services Department is searching for businesses to host interns during the summer season to support their career development and… [ Keep reading ]

HSD Seeks Applications from Agencies for Respite Services

The City of Seattle Human Services Department (HSD) is seeking applications from entities interested in providing Family Caregiver Support Program (FCSP) Respite Services for older adults (60+) and adults (18+) with a functioning disability. A Request for Qualification (RFQ) posted on March 15, 2024 will invest in Respite Services to… [ Keep reading ]