Human Services

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:

  • Affordable child care
  • Counseling
  • Employment
  • Food
  • Learning to speak and read English
  • Legal issues
  • Medical or dental care
  • Shelter
  • Utility bills
  • Information and referral
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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.

Give Help

The City of Redmond encourages everyone to get involved in our community, advocate with our local and state elected officials, or volunteer with the Human Services Commission.

Most of the organizations currently supported by the City of Redmond welcome volunteers, cash, and in-kind donations. View a full list of agencies (PDF).  

Get 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.