HOPE Team releases mid-year report, Q2 data shows the most shelter referrals and enrollments ever recorded by the Human Services Department

Yesterday, the HOPE Team submitted its 2021 Statement of Legislative Intent (SLI) report to Seattle City Council providing Quarter 1 (Q1) and Quarter 2 (Q2) data outcomes for the Human Services Department’s (HSD) new outreach coordination team. The results show that in Q2 (April – June) of this year, the HOPE Team referred the most individuals to shelter and had the most confirmed enrollments into shelter ever recorded by City efforts.  Quarter 2 Outreach Outcomes   In Q2, the HOPE Team made 432 […]

Recap: Human Services Department’s response to record breaking heat

In response to record breaking heat, the City of Seattle’s Human Services Department (HSD) activated it’s inclement weather plan to support people experiencing homelessness.   On Saturday, June 26, Fisher Pavilion at Seattle Center was activated as a 24-hour cooling shelter and was open through the morning of Tuesday, June 29, to provide relief from the elements for those living unsheltered. The shelter was operated by The Salvation Army, […]

Fisher Pavilion at Seattle Center to open as an emergency cooling shelter in response to forecasted record breaking heat

With forecasted record breaking temperatures over the weekend through Monday, June 28, the Human Services Department announced the planned opening of an 24-hour cooling shelter to provide relief from the elements for individuals experiencing homelessness. The cooling shelter will be open from 8 a.m. this Saturday, June 26, through 7 a.m. on Tuesday, June 29. The shelter will be operated by the Salvation Army with capacity for 73 individuals. Meals will be provided to […]

Recap: Seattle Human Services Department’s winter storm response

In response to two winter storms earlier this month that brought subfreezing temperatures and historic snowfall, the Seattle Human Services Department (HSD), in partnership with Seattle Parks and Recreation (SPR), implemented its winter weather emergency response plan by opening four severe weather shelters in the course of five days. The shelters at Seattle Center’s Fisher […]