South King Council of Human Services Programs
The strengths and vibrancy of our diverse communities should be known, celebrated and appropriately addressed in our continuum of human services.
Human Services are based on building assets and strengths in individuals and families.
- Advocating for strong communities that incorporate cultural knowledge into policy making, infrastructure and practice;
- Providing opportunities for mutual support, information exchange and community education;
Promoting collaboration and cooperation among organizations and individuals in planning and providing services;
- Identifying and supporting leaders from diverse communities for inclusion at all levels of institutions.
The SKCHS Capacity Project was launched in 2008 to help build a better human services network in South King County, and to help local agencies and service providers increase their ability to provide accessible, quality services.
To accomplish its goals, the Capacity Project works in four specific areas:
Helping South King County agencies with technical issues like financial management, training, board development, measuring outcomes, communications, and prioritizing work plans. Take a look at our Menu of Services to see if there is something we can help your organization with. Depending on the size and scope of the request, the project may provide direct assistance, or help the agency find an appropriate resource.
Connecting funders and South King County service providers, because many of the region’s foundations and philanthropies are in Seattle and are less familiar with South County.
Bringing other capacity builders to South County; the project does not want to duplicate the high quality training and consulting services that are available in our region, but instead works to make them more available in South County.
Supporting SKC coalitions and policy-makers on projects that coordinate and improve the human services system. The Capacity Project especially tries to help groups and agencies with specialized access to under-served communities integrate their work into the human services systems. By helping underserved communities “plug in” to the existing system, and helping existing services providers learn more about new communities in need, the project seeks to increase the quality, availability and accessibility of services, while cultivating new leaders and advocates in our communities.
Recent Successes and Current Challenges