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
  • Linkage to other services not listed here
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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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