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Community Services Division

Department of Community and Human Services

Community Services Division

Chinook Building
401 Fifth Ave., Suite 510
Seattle, WA 98104

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Phone:  206-263-9062
Fax:   206-296-0156
TTY:   711 Relay Service

Employee Directory

Department: Community and Human Services
Adrienne Quinn, Director

Welcome to Community Services 


Working closely with developers, local housing authorities, cities, nonprofits, the faith community and others, Housing and Community Development is building or preserving safe and affordable housing, working to prevent or reduce homelessness by creating supportive housing opportunities for people with special needs, and striving to improve the livability of low-income areas through investments in infrastructure improvements and community social services facilities.

In partnership with schools, businesses, local cities and others, the Employment and Education Resources Program is providing education and job training services that help low-income and disadvantaged youth and adults get on track toward livable wage jobs and long-term self-sufficiency. Innovative and nationally recognized programs like YouthSource and WorkSource Renton are helping our clients to achieve careers in today's job markets. Partnerships with community based agencies are targeted to help at-risk and juvenile justice involved youth find new direction through school-based case management, drug prevention, counseling, education and employment through our Youth and Family Services agencies.

Survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault can access crisis intervention, referral, counseling, legal advocacy, and housing assistance through local providers funded by our Women's Program. Community based services provide assistance to help older adults maintain their independence through social activities, transportation, health services, information and referral, and other supports coordinated through the Older Adults Program.

For our local veterans, military personnel and their families we offer financial aid, counseling, housing assistance, employment training and other supports through our King County Veterans Program. Thanks to the funding from the Veterans and Human Services Levy, we have been able to expand veteran's services and enhance a range of supportive programs and services to other individuals and families in need.

Please let us know how we can assist you.