Kirkland Shelter for Families and Women will open late summer 2020.
On Wednesday, April 10, 2019 City leaders joined community partners at a groundbreaking for the new permanent Kirkland Shelter, for women and for families.
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An important message from Parks & Community Services
Update (5/26/2020) -
During their May 19 meeting, the Kirkland City Council approved Resolution 5424 implementing strategies for reopening parks facilities and summer programming that respond to community concerns, human service needs, and public health and safety requirements to slow the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus.
Resolution 5424 addresses how park amenities and programming would reopen under Governor’s Inslee’s “Safe Start” approach including, special events, community pools, informal and organized athletics, and outdoor amenities such as trails and swim beaches.
Additional information and resources are available by visiting http://www.kirklandwa.gov/PlayItSafe.
Staff are available by e-mail at eParks@kirklandwa.gov or by phone at (425) 587-3330.
The City defines human services as those services provided directly to individuals or families to meet basic needs which are organized into five goal areas:
- Food to eat and a roof overhead.
- Supportive relationships within families, neighborhoods, and communities.
- A safe haven from all forms of violence or abuse.
- Health care to be as physically and mentally fit as possible.
- Education and job skills to lead an independent life.
Depending on the need, the City’s role in human services is as a funder, facilitator, and coordinator.
In 2017, the City Council created the Human Services Commission to involve Kirkland residents in advising the City Council and City Manager on matters related to the provision of human services.
The City has devoted general fund dollars to support human service organizations. Funding levels are appropriated on a per capita basis. As a policy matter, the Council may adjust the annual per capita budget allocation for human services as it deems appropriate; once again demonstrating Kirkland’s commitment to support the growing needs of its residents. These policies were updated through the Kirkland Vision 2035 comprehensive plan.
The 2021-2022 Human Services Grant Application is now closed. Visit the grant application process page for more information.
Human services funding is allocated on a biennial basis. This means programs funded in one year are renewed the next year contingent on contract performance and program outcomes.
The Human Services Division of the Department of Parks and Community Services is primarily responsible for the planning and administration of the Human Services Program.
For more information about human services, please contact:
Human Services Supervisor Leslie Miller: