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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 [...]
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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 [...]
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Mayor Harrell joined with the Seattle City Council last week to  declare the month of January as “Human Trafficking Awareness Month,” reaffirming this Administration's commitment to protect and empower survivors of all forms of human trafficking. [...]
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The City of Seattle Human Services Department (HSD) recently issued its 2023 Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA). This notice provides an overview of HSD’s impending funding opportunities for 2023 with a brief description of the service areas for [...]

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
HSD_Info@seattle.gov

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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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