About Us


Welcome to the Seattle Human Services Department (HSD), where we're committed to enhancing the well-being of Seattle residents through strategic partnerships and resource delivery. With about 400 professionals and a $300 million annual budget, our efforts are centered around:

  1. Funding the largest contribution to Seattle's safety net: We invest in community organizations and programs that support strong and healthy communities.
  2. Convening policymakers and thought leaders: We bring together leaders from various sectors and communities to engage in dialogue, share best practices, and develop solutions to complex human service challenges.
  3. Providing direct services: We provide direct services to the community through programs and services that empower individuals and communities to reach their full potential.

Our work is structured around four main divisions:

  • Aging and Disability Services (ADS): We offer support for seniors and people with disabilities, including acting as the Area Agency on Aging for Seattle and King County.
  • Leadership and Administrative Division (LAD): Provides essential leadership, administrative, and financial management support.
  • Safe and Thriving Communities (STC): Focuses on ending homelessness and enhancing public safety.
  • Youth and Family Empowerment (YFE): Promotes the development of youth and families through various programs and services.

Together, we're dedicated to investing in community-driven strategies, fostering service innovation, and advancing racial equity.

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.

Accommodations for people with disabilities provided upon request.