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Mental Health, Chemical Abuse and Dependency Services

Department of Community and Human Services

Mental Health, Chemical Abuse and Dependency Services Division
Chinook Building
401 Fifth Ave., Suite 400
Seattle, WA 98104

Jim Vollendroff, Dir.
e-mail us
Phone:  206-263-9000
Fax:   206-296-5260
TTY:   711 Relay Service

Employee Directory

Department: Community and Human Services
Adrienne Quinn, Director

Welcome to the King County Mental Health, Chemical Abuse and Dependency Services Division

We provide high quality mental health and substance abuse services to low income individuals in need. Our division provides a wide variety of services including crisis services, mental health treatment, substance abuse treatment, and criminal justice initiatives. We offer services that are respectful, tailored to individual needs, and most of all, effective. The King County Mental Health, Chemical Abuse and Dependency Services Division is one of four divisions in the King County Department of Community and Human Services.

For your convenience, our website has recently been updated and divided into three separate sections that include the following:

Main Mental Health and Substance Abuse Section

Co-occurring treatment, Mental Illness and Drug Dependency Action Plan, Criminal Justice, Client Rights, HIPAA, and Legislative Priorities

Mental Health Section

Crisis Services, Community Mental Health Treatment, Client Rights, Employment, Housing, Client and Family Resources, Recovery, Advocacy, Mental Health Information, Tobacco Treatment and Frequently Asked Questions

Substance Abuse Section

Prevention, Intervention, Treatment, Community Organizing Program, Tobacco Treatment and Client Rights

Please also note the pages devoted to the activities of the King County Mental Health Advisory Board, the King County Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Administrative Board and the King County Community Organizing Program Citizen Advisory Board. These citizen boards provide a vital link between county government and the community. Meeting agendas and meeting minutes are available as well as applications and application information. Anyone interested in serving on any of these boards is encouraged to explore those pages and consider applying and joining their efforts to improve and strengthen publicly funded mental health and substance abuse services to the community.

Thank you for your interest in the Mental Health, Chemical Abuse and Dependency Services Division. Feel free to provide feedback about our new Web site at We look forward to hearing from you!

What's New 

SAVE THE DATE: Thursday, November 13, 2014 
18th Annual Mental Health and Substance Abuse Legislative Forum
6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Town Hall Seattle
1119 8th Avenue (at Seneca Street), Seattle
Everyone is welcome!

September 2014 – Celebrating 25 Years of National Recovery Month!

This year's theme, "Join the Voices for Recovery: Speak Up, Reach Out," encourages people to openly discuss—or speak up about—mental and substance use disorders and the reality of recovery. Our theme aims to foster public understanding and acceptance of the benefits of prevention, treatment, and recovery from behavioral health conditions. The observance also promotes ways first responders, faith leaders, youth and young adults, and policymakers can recognize these issues and intervene—or reach out—to help others, as well as themselves.

Last year, the governor of the State of Washington, the King County Executive, Providers and Mayors of 33 cities and towns in King County each signed proclamations declaring September Recovery Month.  Examples of events throughout King County can be found in our Event Calendar. You may also visit the frequently updated SAMHSA National Recovery Month website for events scheduled and proclamations issued locally and across the United States.

You can participate in the campaign by posting your events, sharing your story, watching Road to Recovery programs, disseminating public service announcements to local media, sending an e-Card, and posting widgets to your social media or websites. There are many other ways to get involved – join King County in celebrating 25 years of National Recovery Month!

2014 Proclamations

Black Diamond
Des Moines
Federal Way
Hunts Point
Lake Forest Park
Maple Valley
Mercer Island
North Bend

Washington State

Amnon Shoenfeld retires