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Community and Human Services

Building vital communities, families and individuals
Department of Community and Human Services
Chinook Building
401 5th Ave, Suite 500
Seattle, WA 98104

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Phone:  206-263-9100
Fax:   206-296-0582 
TTY:   711 Relay Service

Sherry Hamilton, Communications Manager

Adrienne Quinn, Director


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Department of Community and Human Services

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 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, housing, ending homelessness, criminal justice services as alternatives to incarceration, and employment and education services.

We hope you find the information you are seeking on our website. Please let us know how we can help you.

Are you looking for food stamps or other public assistance? Go to Washington State DSHS (external)

How can we help? Check out our Frequently Asked Questions here

Public Records Requests information here

NewKing County's response to State Supreme Court ruling on Single Bed Certifications

  • Fact Sheet:  Improving Psychiatric Inpatient Placements to End Use of Single Bed Certifications
  • Frequently Asked Questions: King County's New Evaluation and Treatment Placement and Single Bed Certification Process 

Health and Human Services Transformation Plan - Learn more.

Need housing in King County? 

Disaster Planning, Response and Resources - Learn more here.

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