2024 DSHS News Releases

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More than 500,000 children will get $120 in nutrition benefits this summer

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OLYMPIA—May 13, 2024—More than 500,000 Washington children will receive funds this summer to help buy food through a new Summer ...read the full news release

Joint News Release: Washington joins Age- and Dementia-friendly Networks

May 07 2024

DSHS Office of Communications, Jessica Nelson, 360-628-1043

OLYMPIA – This Older Americans Month, we are happy to announce that Washington is now a part of AARP’s Network of Age-Friendly States and Communities and USAging’s Dementia-Friendly America ...read the full news release

BURIEN -- On April 18, the Washington State Department of Social and Health Services will host a Community and Career Event for several positions open at a new 12-bed youth transitional care facility in Burien.

DSHS is looking to hire registered nurses, psychiatric social workers, psychologists/psych associates, youth counselors, therapists (dietitian, OT, recreation), custodians and other positions for the Lake Burien Transitional Care Facility. Ready for a leadership role? DSHS has ...read the full news release