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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 mission:  Provide equitable opportunities for people to be healthy, happy, self-reliant and connected to community. 

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


Read our 2013 Annual Report: Changing Lives, reaching people in need


  • The "Working with Our Troups" Job and Resource Fair held on July 16, 2015 helped nearly 400 veterans and spouses connect to local employers. About 100 employers attended, all with jobs to fill and eager to talk to local veterans, their spouses and military personnel preparing to enter the civilian job market. If you are a veteran and want help finding your next career, call or email Rich Garmong, King County Veterans Program.  

Are you looking for food stamps, Medicaid enrollment or other public assistance? Contact your local Washington State Community Service Office (external site)

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

Public Records Requests information here

Health and Human Services Transformation Plan - Learn more.

Need housing in King County? 

Disaster Planning, Response and Resources - Learn more here.

DCHS Services

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