Tag: Human Services Department

SAFE HOUSING FOR DOMESTIC VIOLENCE SURVIVORS

March 27th, 2012

In 2010, the City Council identified safe housing for the survivors/victims of domestic violence as a priority issue to work on.  Seattle has a long track record of working to reduce domestic violence, and the Council had identified working on domestic violence issues as one of our priorities for 2010.  In looking at the area […]

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GETTING FOOD TO SEATTLE’S HUNGRY: TAPPING INTO FEDERAL ASSISTANCE

September 20th, 2010

The lines for food at Seattle’s food banks have increased dramatically. The federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) provides certainty to those in need. Using the City’s innovative PeoplePoint web benefit portal, the number of people who enrolled for SNAP benefits increased from 146 in 2008 to 423 in 2009. That means that city services helped 277 families receive an average of $2,174 in benefits that they otherwise likely would not have known about.

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COUNCIL GOAL: MORE SAFE HOUSING FOR DOMESTIC VIOLENCE VICTIMS

June 24th, 2010

Seattle has a long track record of working to reduce domestic violence. We have a strong enforcement system and have worked hard to fund counseling, batterer’s treatment, and programs to protect victims/survivors. I recently received an award from the King County Coalition Against Domestic Violence for my work to fund legal representation for domestic violence victims/survivors.

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