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What is your role at Seattle Human Services? I am a member of the Quality Assurance Team (QAT) as a Senior Quality Assurance Analyst (SQAA) in the Business Operations unit of HSD. Our team is responsible for ensuring good stewardship of public [...]
The City of Seattle Human Services Department (HSD) is seeking applications for capital funding from agencies interested in providing services such as post-overdose care, opioid medication delivery, health hub services, long-term care management, [...]
Domestic abuse exists currently in all communities, regardless of race, religion, occupation, educational level, culture, socioeconomic status, or sexual orientation. Each year, the City of Seattle recognizes October as National Domestic Violence [...]
21 Acres Farm is a regenerative organic farm located nearby in Woodinville. As a “living laboratory focused on climate solutions,” 21 Acres emphasizes sustainable agriculture education through a range of workshops, farm tours, special events, an [...]

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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