Washington State Department of Social & Health Services
Washington State Department of Social & Health Services

Washington State Department of Social & Health Services

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Overview

At Washington state’s largest agency, we work to transform the lives of the 2.5 million people we serve each year. Our 17,000 employees engage daily with the state’s most vulnerable residents. We are known for our innovative approaches to social services and our strong belief we can accomplish our mission only through strong partnerships with communities and solid government-to-government relationships with Native American tribes. We envision a state in which all people are healthy, safe and supported and taxpayer resources are safeguarded. We value honesty and integrity, open communication, pursuit of excellence, diversity and inclusion and commitment to service. We are nationally recognized for our services to adults and children with a wide range of needs, including long-term care, behavioral health assistance; child and family support; juvenile and adult rehabilitation; and employment, food and cash assistance. Our offices are located throughout the state, which is known for its affordable, safe communities and unparalleled recreation, cultural and educational opportunities.