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Each spring, Seattle Human Services recruits community volunteers for its Victim Support Team (VST). The application period is open now through May 28, 2024. “VST volunteers offer support to survivors in a unique time of need, and their commitment [...]
The Aging and Disability Services Division of the City of Seattle Human Services Department (HSD) is seeking applications from a diverse group of agencies interested in helping older adults, adults with disabilities and their caregivers maintain [...]
Mary Pat O’Leary is a Senior Planner in the Seattle Human Services Department’s Aging and Disability Services (ADS) division. She has worked at Seattle Human Services for 28 years. What is your role at Seattle Human Services? I am a Senior Planner [...]
Community Corner highlights the work of Seattle Human Services’ community partners. Our goal is to gather stories and photos that illustrate their amazing work on behalf of the people of Seattle. This post highlights the Mayor’s Council on African [...]

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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