Mayor’s budget preserves all human services and includes the inflation adjustment we fought for. now we need to urge council to fund a comparable worth ANALYSIS to correct the long-term legacy of under-paying human service workers.

Your colleagues in SHSC have put together a FREE Advocacy Training to be held on Tuesday, September 10th to help you make your voice heard.

Please visit our Action & Opportunities Page for more information.

Yet another inspiring night of honoring human services leaders in our community at the 27th annual Human Services Awards!

See photos of our award recipients, presenters and more here.

All Seattle City Council and King County Council candidates were invited to complete SHSC’s 2019 Candidates’ Questionnaire.

Go to our Candidates Forum / Survey to see candidates' answers to coalition members' questions.

A group of SHSC leaders presented SHSC’s 2020 City of Seattle Budget Recommendations to the mayor via Deputy Mayor Moseley on July 16th. 

The top priority continues to be no cuts to services, which includes the full 2.9% inflation adjustment and a robust comparable worth study in order to being work on correcting the historic underfunding for human services work. You can see the complete package here.

We did it!

City Council unanimously passed the ordinance requiring an adjustment for inflation equal to cpi-w on all HSD human services contracts. This includes services funded by city dollars and those funded by state or federal “pass-through” dollars.

Please visit our Action & Opportunities Page

Are you in favor of a mandatory inflation adjustment?

Have you heard about the potential City of Seattle ordinance that, if enacted, would require the City to include an annual inflation adjustment on all HSD contracts? It is in the works!

Want to know more?


Do You Have Questions About Immigrant Rights, human services, and sanctuary?

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Seattle is at its best when all of us can live up to our potential and contribute our diverse gifts and talents to our communities. Seattle's ability to thrive now and in the future depends upon our ability to build economic, emotional, physical, developmental, and social well-being for all community members.

WE BELIEVE THAT IT IS AN ESSENTIAL HUMAN RIGHT

FOR EVERY PERSON TO HAVE ACCESS

TO THE BASIC NECESSITIES AND RESOURCES

FOR HUMAN SURVIVAL AND ADVANCEMENT. 

THE SEATTLE HUMAN SERVICES COALITION is a multi-cultural, multi-racial community of human service providers and concerned individuals. Coalition members help Seattle residents reach their full potential. They run hundreds of agencies and programs throughout the city that provide support like food, shelter, health care, and services for people with disabilities, elders, youth, and survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault.

SHAPING PUBLIC POLICY

Together our community and coalition members use what they've learned providing services to inform policy makers in order to collectively shape public policy to build well-being in communities throughout Seattle.

We also work with partners in sectors outside of human services, like faith communities, environmentalists, and labor, toward our shared vision of a Just and Thriving Community

WHAT WE DO

We advocate together on issues affecting the ability of Seattle and King County residents to reach their full potential.

We collaborate to shape public policies that promote well-being including racial equity and social justice.

We encourage investment in people in order to build strong foundations, so that our residents can advance and contribute to healthy communities.

We educate policy-makers and the community, sharing information on current issues affecting the ability of Seattle and King County residents to reach their full potential.