Mission: To connect people with resources and solutions during times of need so we can all live, learn, work, and take part in strong, healthy communities.

The Seattle Human Services Department (HSD) lives out its mission, as one of the largest contributors to Seattle's safety net. HSD is responsible for investing hundreds of millions of dollars in contracts to more than 200 community-based organizations and programs that support Seattle neighbors and communities each year. Through the lens of racial equity, HSD supports programs, initiatives, and policies that address six investment impact areas:

Preparing Youth for Success
Supporting Affordability and Livability 
Addressing Homelessness
Promoting Public Health 
Supporting Safe Communities
Promoting Healthy Aging

This department serves as a funder, convener, and direct service provider to achieve positive results. HSD partners with community-based organizations, the public, and non-profit service providers to understand and address current and emerging human service needs, and to invest in the creation of a comprehensive and integrated regional human service system.