Our services

News and updates

4/9
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 [...]
4/4
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 [...]
4/1
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 [...]
4/1
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 [...]

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
HSD_Info@seattle.gov

Newsletter Updates

Subscribe

Sign up for the latest updates from Human Services

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.

Accommodations for people with disabilities provided upon request.