Department of Community and Human Services
Welcome to the King County Department of Community and Human Services (DCHS). Our department is dedicated to helping our region's neediest residents achieve and maintain healthier and more independent lives and to strengthening our communities.
The department focuses efforts in several key areas: prevention and early intervention, treatment, ending homelessness, criminal justice services as alternatives to incarceration, and job training and employment services.
Programs and services are coordinated through the Director's Office and three divisions: Community Services; Developmental Disabilities; and Mental Health, Chemical Abuse and Dependency Services. As of June 2013, the Office of Public Defense, formerly part of DCHS, is now the Department of Public Defense.
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