Navigation Center

The City of Seattle Human Services Department has made up to $1.67M in funding available to create a Seattle navigation center intended to serve at least 75 people at a time.  The funds will be awarded through an open and competitive request for qualification (RFQ) process.  Nonprofit agencies and federally-recognized Indian tribes in the State of Washington are eligible to apply.

The navigation center is modeled on the San Francisco Navigation Center which is a dormitory-style living facility that provides people living outside with shower, bathroom, laundry and dining facilities, and a place to store their belongings. Additionally, the navigation center will provide round-the-clock case management, mental and behavioral health services, and connections to benefit programs and housing all in one location. This funding intends that staff on site will offer support for basic needs like shelter, hygiene, meals, secure and accessible storage, case management, and supportive services including meaningful referrals substance abuse and mental health.

To learn more about this funding opportunity, applicants are welcome to attend the below information session:

Wednesday, September 7, 2016
1:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
El Centro de la Raza, Room 307
2524 16th Ave. S., Seattle, WA 98144

The deadline for this RFP is Tuesday, September 27, 2016 by 12:00 p.m.. Please contact Jess Chow for any accommodation requests. 

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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