2021 DSHS News Releases

Welcome to DSHS' news releases for 2021. You may search by keyword and release number.

DSHS Child Study and Treatment Center continues accreditation by The Joint Commission

Friday, January 15, 2021 - 09:15

DSHS Office of Communications, Kelly Von Holtz, 360-902-7739

LAKEWOOD – The Department of Social and Health Services Child Study and Treatment Center has been re-accredited by The Joint Commission.

Joint Commission accreditation and certification is recognized nationwide as a symbol of quality that reflects an organization’s commitment to meeting certain performance standards. CSTC is the only state- ...read more

OLYMPIA — Washington has long ranked among the top states to live in the nation, and the state has enacted several leading policies to support lower-income families such as a strong minimum wage, the Washington College Grant, paid family and medical leave, paid sick leave and the nation’s first public long-term care benefit.

Poverty, however, has been a persistent challenge, even as Washington’s economy has consistently ranked among the best. Despite a strong economy prior to the ...read more