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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:   206-296-5260
TTY:   711 Relay Service

Adrienne Quinn, Director

Sherry Hamilton, Communications Manager

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Divisions in the Department of Community and Human Services

Community Services Division (CSD)

Family gatheringCSD provides a wide range of services to improve the lives of children and at-risk youth, seniors, families, veterans, people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness, survivors of abuse, and people needing education and training to be competitive in today's job markets. Their efforts also build and strengthen neighborhoods and communities through the creation of affordable and special needs housing units and community development projects.

Go to: Community Services Division



Developmental Disabilities Division (DDD)

Young man and his advocate


DDD assists people with developmental disabilities to achieve active and productive lives in their communities. Through community contracts and partnerships with regional agencies, DDD offers child development and early intervention services, supported employment and placement services, housing assistance, and a range of individual and family support services.

Go to: Developmental Disabilities Division


Mental Health, Chemical Abuse and Dependency Services Division (MHCADSD)

Senior Couple

MHCADSD manages the publicly funded mental health and substance abuse prevention and treatment systems. With a focus on recovery, the majority of services are provided to low-income residents through contracts with community-based agencies. Services include prevention, assessments, case management, inpatient and outpatient treatment, crisis outreach, detoxification, vocational and employment services, housing, and other supports. One focus area is working to help those involved in the justice system connect to treatment services as a means to support recovery and reduce jail time and costs.

Go to: Mental Health, Chemical Abuse and Dependency Services Division


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