About Us

The Seattle Human Services Department's mission is to connect people with resources and solutions during times of need so we can all learn, work, and take part in strong, healthy communities. Through the lens of racial equity, HSD supports programs, initiatives, and policies that address six key platforms:

Preparing Youth for Success
Supporting Affordability and Livability 
Addressing Homelessness
Promoting Public Health 
Responding to Gender-Based Violence
Promoting Healthy Aging

We 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 other regional partners.

As the Interim Director of the Seattle Human Services Department, Jason Johnson oversees nearly $130 million in annual investments to more than 170 community-based human service providers that support the city's most vulnerable each year.
Addressing Homelessness, Affordability and Livability, Public Health, Preparing Youth for the Future, Addressing Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault, Promoting Healthy Aging.
The Seattle Human Services Department (HSD) has developed a strategy for results-based accountability and addressing disparities to ensure that the most critical human service needs are met.
Find out how the Human Services Department is changing lives by viewing the City of Seattle's Open Performance dashboard.
The 2015 HSD Adopted Budget is $130,009,276 which includes $70,419,479 City of Seattle General Fund, $15,062,230 in State funds, $43,827,567 Federal funds and $600,000 from private foundations.