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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

Employee Directory


The Department of Community and Human Services (DCHS) is responsible for delivering, either directly or through community-based contracts, a wide variety of housing and human services for King County's most vulnerable and at-risk residents. The department contracts out about 80 percent of its annual budget to community agencies.

DCHS funding opportunities and request for proposal (RFP) information

DCHS often uses a RFP process to select vendors or providers of services. Open opportunities for contracting with DCHS are advertised through RFPs.  Find out more.

Reduced Fare Bus Ticket Program

DCHS manages the Reduced Fare Bus Ticket Program to provide homeless and low-income clients of human service agencies with bus transportation. The program primarily serves agencies located in King County, outside the City of Seattle. Find out more.

Equity and Social Justice Committee

The Equity and Social Justice Committee is a multi-cultural, multi-racial work group of DCHS staff that brings people together each month to "encourage, enable and inspire DCHS and individual employees to promote equity and social justice in all areas of business."  Find out more.