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7/10
More than 250 youth and young adults started summer internships with City of Seattle departments and with community-based organizations and private employers this week—all participants in the Seattle Human Services Department’s Summer Youth [...]
7/3
Community Corner highlights the work of Seattle Human Services’ community partners in their own words. Our goal is to gather stories and photos that illustrate their amazing work on behalf of the people of Seattle. This post highlights Atlantic [...]
7/2
Community Corner highlights the work of Seattle Human Services’ community partners in their own words. Our goal is to gather stories and photos that illustrate their amazing work on behalf of the people of Seattle. This post highlights Open Doors [...]
7/1
Free Summer Meals Celebration in Beacon Hill, July 12 New food benefits are coming to Seattle families!  Since the 1960s, children and youth have been eligible to get free nutritious meals during the summer, when they’re out of school. [...]

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
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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