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  1. Alcohol Drug Education Classes from Youth Eastside Services

    Posted on March 21, 2023

    Learn about the impact of substance use in this FREE community class through Youth Eastside Services. Read on...
  2. Redmond THRIVE

    Posted on March 20, 2023

    75 unsheltered individuals in Redmond housed, 2,400 hours of youth counseling funded, 344 contacts with a Mental Health Professional. Read on...
  3. Medicaid Apple Health Policies Change

    Posted on March 15, 2023

    Thousands of people who have health insurance through Medicaid (also known as Apple Health, in Washington) risk losing coverage in coming months. Read on...
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What Are Human Services?

When we support well-being, we make sure that everyone can reach their potential and fully contribute to our community. The City provides funding support to local non-profit organizations to help ensure that Redmond residents can access assistance they may need to both survive and thrive. Many of these programs are here in Redmond, while others are located nearby. This may include assistance with: child care, counseling, employment, legal issues, medical or dental care, emergency shelter, and much, much more.

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How Are These Services Funded?

The City of Redmond aims to ensure that all its residents can get the services they need. The City uses some of its local tax money to fund a number of programs (PDF), carefully selected through a competitive process. These programs offer services that are affordable and accessible (low cost, adjusted according to income, or free). 

Every two years, the City accepts proposals from agencies seeking funding. The Human Services Commission is responsible for evaluating program applications and making recommendations to the City Council regarding which agencies and programs to support. The overall fund is ultimately included as part of the city budget adoption process.

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Need Help?

If you or someone you know is in need of services, call 2-1-1 (just like dialing 911). King County 2-1-1 Community Information Line has professional information and referral specialists who can refer you to the programs best able to meet your needs. They have up to date information on more than 5,000 services and 1,500 social service agencies. You can also access their website King County 2-1-1.