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Learn About DCHS

The King County Department of Community and Human Services (DCHS) manages a range of programs and services to help our county's most vulnerable residents while working to strengthen our communities.

We believe in working as one team that solves problems—striving to be customer-focused and drive for the best results. We envision a welcoming community that is racially just because the field of human services exists to undo and mitigate unfair structures. We seek to lead the way by working as respectful and responsible stewards for our community. 

Visit our About DCHS page to learn more about our mission and vision, explore our policies and see the bodies of work that our department does.

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Adult Services
Division

Domestic violence and sexual assault, employment, legal aid, older adult services

Visit ASD

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Behavioral Health and Recovery Division

Behavioral health, crisis intervention, substance use and recovery services

Visit BHRD

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Children, Youth and Young Adults

Best Starts for Kids, and employment and education resources for young adults

Visit CYYAD

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Developmental Disabilities and Early Childhood

Prenatal-to-Five care, services for families, disabilities and employment

Visit DDECSD

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Housing, Homelessness and Community Development

Programs to ensure safe, stable, affordable and accessible housing and community

Visit HHCDD

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The King County Veterans Program


Programs for veterans, active duty service members and military families

Visit KCVP

Starting in March 2020, households across our region and across the country will have the opportunity to participate in the 2020 Census. Your participation matters. Learn how you can promote a fair and accurate census at kingcounty.gov/census.

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Contact Us

Phone 206-263-9105

TTY Relay: 711

Fax: 206-296-5260