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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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Service Improvement Plan 2012 - 2017

The levy implementation ordinance required a Service Improvement Plan (SIP) to provide continuing direction regarding the use of how the County will proceed with enhanced services and supports for veterans, military personnel and their families, and others in need. The SIP identifies target populations and investment strategy areas for the County's effort.

Target Populations

1.    Veterans, military personnel and their families who are struggling with mental and physical health problems, unstable housing or homelessness, or unemployment and in 
       need of supports that will help them build on their strengths and respond to the unique challenges they face.

2.    Residents who experience instability in their lives resulting in involvement in the homelessness, criminal justice, or emergency  medical systems.

3.    Families and individuals for whom prevention and early interventions will help lay the foundation for a successful future and prevent involvement in crisis systems.

Investment Strategy Areas

1.    Supporting veterans and their families to build stable lives and strong relationships

2.    Ending homelessness through outreach, prevention, permanent supportive housing and employment

3.    Improving health through the integration of medical and behavioral health services

4.    Strengthening families at risk