Human Services

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Human Services Division

The City of Kirkland’s Human Services Division serves as coordinator, collaborator, facilitator, and funder for support systems that help people through economic and personal crises and provide low-and moderate-income persons with opportunities to succeed.  


Homeless Services

As Kirkland has grown in population and transitioned into a more urban environment, homelessness, a nationwide issue, has become more visible here. Root causes of homelessness include lack of affordable housing, low-paying jobs, domestic violence, chronic health problems, substance abuse and mental health issue.  Our Homeless Services page provides information on resources and how the City approaches the issue.

Human Services Grant Application Process

The Human Services Grant application process takes place on a biennium basis.  For more information on grant application criteria, process, and deadlines please visit our Grant Application page.

Human Services Commission

Kirkland's Human Services Commission is directed to advise in the City’s efforts to support a socially sustainable community through health and human services and programs that fulfill the basic needs of all people and enhance the quality of life in our city now and into the future.

Human Services Resources

Our Human Services Resource page provides a list of organizations that can assist individuals with human service needs.

Youth Services

The City of Kirkland Youth Services section provides support, programs, resources, and advocacy for all our youth in grades 6-12.