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Human Services News and Events

Navigating Autism: Family & Community Resources
June 28, 2019

WA Autism Alliance July 11 2019 Event

 Washington Autism Alliance & Advocacy is hosting a workshop on Family & Community resources on Thursday, July 11, 2019 at the Kirkland Public Library from 6:45pm-8:15pm. Click here for more information or call (425) 587-3307.

Community Needs Survey - Meeting the Needs of Immigrant Communities on the Eastside
April 24, 2019

Human services staff from Eastside cities are conducting focus groups, surveys, and interviews to better understand the needs related to the changing demographics of our community and to understand how these needs are being met. Based on your role in the community, we would like to hear your experience working with individuals and families of diverse backgrounds. Would you like to help inform Eastside cities how to meet better the needs of immigrant and refugee individuals and families in our community? If so, please take this brief surveylinks to external site.


Groundbreaking for Kirkland Shelter
April 10, 2019
April 10 2019 Groundbreaking for Kirkland Shelter
Pictured Left to Right: Former State Representative Joan McBride, Councilmember Kelli Curtis, Councilmember Tom Neir, Human Services Supervisor Leslie Miller, Mayor Penny Sweet, Councilmember Toby Nixon, Deputy City Manager Tracey Dunlap, City Manager Kurt Triplett, Councilmember Dave Asher, Neighborhood Services Coordinator David Wolbrecht. Image courtesy of Michele Ahearn.

On Wednesday, April 10, City leaders joined community partners at a groundbreaking for the new permanent Kirkland Shelter, for women and for families. This project will provide welcoming shelter and focused services for people experiencing homelessness. This partnership of faith communities, non-profit shelter and housing providers, and local, county and state government will help those in desperate need in our community.
More information here links to external site


Emergency Services for the Unhoused on the Eastside
February 8, 2019

Some programs may be open additional hours over the weekend of February 8th. Please call individual programs to inquire.

Visit Crisis Connections or call 211 provides information regarding housing, food and other resources
Download document of services here (PDF - 80kb)

Kirkland City Council Adopts 2019-20 Budget that keeps Kirkland Safe, Sustainable, and Connected
December 11, 2018

Kirkland, WA – During their meeting on Tuesday, December 11, the City Council adopted the $793 million 2019-20 budget for the City of Kirkland. 

“On behalf of the Council, we want to once again thank Kirkland voters for their support of Proposition 1 this past November,” said Mayor Amy Walen and Public Safety Committee Chair Penny Sweet. “Your support of Proposition 1 has allowed the City to direct important resources in this biennial budget toward addressing property crimes, increasing school safety, and funding services for mental health, homelessness and gun safety”...

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Kirkland Shelter for Families and Women One-Step Closer to Becoming a Reality
October 16, 2018

KIRKLAND, WA. (October) –Earlier this month, the King County Department of Community and Human Services, Housing and Community Development announced approval of capital funding in the form of a loan of up to $2,000,000 to construct the shelter located in Kirkland for women and families with children experiencing homelessness...(read more)

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