Community and Human Services
Providing equitable opportunities for people to be healthy, happy, self-reliant and connected to community
About the Department of Community and Human Services
The King County Department of Community and Human Services (DCHS) manages a wide range of programs and services to assist the county's most vulnerable residents and strengthen its communities. These include services for older adults, developmental disabilities, housing and community development, homeless shelter and services, behavioral health (mental health and substance use disorder) prevention and treatment, veterans' services, women's program services (survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault), education and employment programs, and youth and family services.