Services available from DCHS
Developmental Disabilities helps infants and toddlers (birth to age three) with developmental delays; provides training and other supports for individuals with developmental disabilities who are working or who want to begin a pathway to employment; and supports a range of other family services and supports. Find out more.
Employment Services/Work Training Programs offer education and job training for at-risk youth and low-income adults. Services include in-school and out of school supports, GED preparation, on-the-job training, pre-employment and job search training, dislocated worker retraining, counseling and referral. Find out more.
Housing and Community Development coordinates a number of programs that help to prevent or reduce homelessness and build or repair housing and community facilities for low and moderate-income households and neighborhoods, including special needs and supportive housing, shelter beds, homeless prevention programs, affordable housing, first-time homebuyers assistance, and other programs. Find out more.
Mental Health services include individual, family and group therapy; case management; crisis services; medication management; employment services; residential services; and other supports. Services are provided to people of all ages who are eligible for assistance. Find out more.
Mental Illness and Drug Dependency Action Plan (sales tax funds) will provide services to improve and stabilize the lives of people with mental illness and chemical dependency. Strategies are designed to divert individuals from jails and emergency services into appropriate community treatment. A component of the plan focuses on crisis outreach and prevention efforts aimed toward children and youth. Find out more.
Public Defense services are available through the Office of the Public Defender for people who cannot afford an attorney and are charged with a crime that could mean time in jail. Help is also available for people facing commitment to a hospital because of a severe mental illness or substance abuse, or cases involving juvenile dependency, or civil contempt. Eligibility screening is available at many sites in King County. Find out more.
Substance Abuse prevention and treatment services include assessments, outpatient and residential treatment, opiate substitution, detoxification and sobering, employment training, violence and substance abuse prevention assistance and mini-grants, and other supports. Find out more.
Veterans and Community Services helps veterans, military personnel, and their families; seniors; survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault; and youth who are involved in or at risk of involvement in the justice system. Find out more.
Veterans and Human Services Levy, approved by the voters in November 2005, created a dedicated, six-year fund source to support housing and human services to assist veterans, military personnel and their families and other individuals and families in need. A Service Improvement Plan was developed to identify the target populations and the new or enhanced programs and services to be funded with levy proceeds. Find out more.
Committee to End Homelessness in King County (CEHKC) is a regional body formed to oversee implementation of the Ten-Year Plan to End Homelessness in King County. The goals are to increase prevention efforts, move people quickly from homelessness to housing with the necessary supportive services to maintain that housing, and building the political will to sustain the community efforts. Staffing for the CEHKC is hosted by DCHS. Find out more.