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Today, the Human Services Department released a funding process which invests $6.2 million in neighborhood and population-specific outreach services. Using a team-based model, successful applicants will support individuals living unsheltered with [...]
By Anika Klix, HR Project Manager, Human Services Department, City of Seattle In the fast-paced world of city governance, employees’ well-being is sometimes the last thing considered next to the demands of public service. Yet, as the adage [...]
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 GenPride [...]
Alexis Izor is a Senior Grants & Contracts Specialist in the Seattle Human Services Department’s Youth and Family Empowerment (YFE) division. They have worked at Seattle Human Services for four years. What is your role at Seattle Human [...]

About Human Services

The Seattle Human Services Department (HSD) is one of the largest contributors to Seattle's safety net. We advance our Vision and Mission by investing hundreds of millions of dollars in contracts to more than 200 community-based organizations and programs that support strong and healthy communities.

We do this work in close collaboration with the Mayor's Office, the Seattle City Council, King County, United Way of King County, Public Health—Seattle & King County, and many, many other regional partners. Learn more about HSD...

1,229,539 emergency meals served to low‐income and vulnerable populations in 2022

  • 35,382 households enrolled in Utility Discount Program
  • 465,389 home-delivered meals served to 3,130 individuals
  • 278,119 dental and/or medical visits provided to low-income and vulnerable populations
  • 302 youth participated in paid opportunities through the Seattle Youth Employment Program
  • 7,894 survivors received domestic violence, sexual assault, and/or commercial sexual exploitation advocacy services

Human Services

Tanya Kim, Director
Address: 700 5th Ave, Suite 5800, Seattle, WA, 98104
Mailing Address: PO Box 34215, Seattle, WA, 98124-4215
Phone: (206) 386-1001

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The mission of the Seattle Human Services Department is 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.

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