Overview of Community Needs Report (PDF - 1mb)
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
Due to Governor Inslee’s Stay Home, Stay Healthy Order and under the guidance of the Seattle-King County Public Health Department, the following facilities are closed: community centers, playgrounds, picnic shelters, athletic fields, sports courts, marina moorage and park restrooms. Recreation programs have been cancelled through April 24. Parks and trails are open, however, all participants are requested to follow social distancing and public health guidelines.
Staff are available to assist by phone at (425) 587-3330 or by e-mail at eParks@kirklandwa.gov.
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 will open March 4, 2020 and will close May 5, 2020. 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: