Human Interests 2016-05-17 14:14:22

The Human Services Department is pleased to announce that as a result of the Medicaid Case Management RFQ Neighborhood House and Lifelong have been deemed elgibile to perform the required case management work. The goal of this investment is to address an anticipated service gap for clients residing in East King County and to increase capacity throughout the system to address the needs of an increasingly diverse client population, specifically clients from Eastern Europe, the Middle East and East Africa. These agencies will begin work starting July 1st, 2016.

Earlier this year the City of Seattle’s Human Services Department (HSD) announced that it was seeking applications from agencies interested in providing Medicaid Long Term Supports and Services (LTSS) Case Management for eligible clients in King County through a Request for Qualification (RFQ).

HSD continues its effort to institute performance-based investments and uses data to steer the department’s resources to nonprofits who demonstrate their ability to serve the community’s most in need. HSD seeks to ensure the City’s finite resources are being directed to programs that can best leverage the investments for maximum impact on reducing disparities.

The Seattle Human Services Department is one of the largest contributors to Seattle’s safety net as it provides $89 million in funding through 450 contracts to nearly 200 agencies that support Seattle’s most vulnerable residents each year. The department works closely with its community partners, including other public and nonprofit funders and service providers, to understand current and emerging human service needs, and to create and invest in a comprehensive and integrated regional human services system.