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City of Seattle Human Services Department

Joined in December 2019

About Us

The Seattle Human Services Department (HSD) lives out its mission, as one of the largest contributors to Seattle's safety net. HSD is responsible for investing more than $120 million in contracts to more than 170 community-based human service providers that support the city's most vulnerable each year. 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

This department maintains close partnerships with community partners, the public, and non-profit service providers to understand and address current and emerging human service needs, and to invest in the creation of a comprehensive and integrated regional human service system. 


The Seattle Human Services Department (HSD) lives out its mission, as one of the largest contributors to Seattle's safety net. HSD is responsible for investing more than $120 million in contracts to more than 170 community-based human service…

Issue Areas Include

  • Children & Youth
  • Civic Engagement
  • Health & Medicine
  • Housing & Homelessness
  • Hunger, Food Security

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