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Victim Support Team volunteers needed – Training will be provided HSD’s Safe and Thriving Communities Division is recruiting community volunteers to offer support to survivors of violence in their unique time of need. About becoming a Victim [...]
As a senior planner in the Aging and Disability Services division of Seattle Human Services, I’m responsible for coordinating development of the Area Plan—our roadmap as the Area Agency on Aging for Seattle and King County—as required by the [...]
The Youth and Family Empowerment (YFE) Division of the City of Seattle Human Services Department (HSD) is seeking applications from agencies interested in program coordination and food procurement for the Seattle Farm to Preschool [...]
Imagine a space of belonging, transformation, liberation, and learning… At Geeking Out Kids of Color (GOKiC), we work to cultivate this space for BIPOC youth through technology education created by us, for us. Our mission at GOKiC is the [...]

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...

1,913,307 emergency meals served to low‐income and vulnerable populations in 2021

  • 35,447 households enrolled in Utility Discount Program
  • 15,454 households received homeless services
  • 568,762 home-delivered meals served to 3,105 individuals
  • 308 youth participated in paid opportunities through the Seattle Youth Employment Program
  • 6,434 survivors received domestic violence, sexual assault, and/or commercial sexual exploitation advocacy services

Human Services

Tanya Kim, Acting 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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