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The Human Services Department funds and operates programs and services that meet the basic needs of the most vulnerable people in our community - families and individuals with low incomes, children, domestic violence and sexual assault victims, homeless people, seniors, and persons with disabilities. We invest in programs that help people gain independence and success.

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  • If it's an emergency, please call 9-1-1.
  • If you're in emotional distress, please contact the Crisis Clinic at 1-866-4CRISIS (427-4747) or 206-461-3222 or visit
  • If you're in need of basic human services or assistance, please contact the 211 Community Information Line at 2-1-1 or 1-800-621-4636 or 206-461-3200 or visit
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Seattle Human Services Department
Street address: 700 5th Avenue, Suite 5800, Seattle, WA 98104
Mailing address: PO Box 34215, Seattle, WA 98124-4215

Phone: 206-386-1001
Fax: 206-233-5119
TTY/TTD: 206-233-2778

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