Human Services

PURPOSE
The enhance the health and well-being of Covington residents.

HUMAN SERVICES FUNDING
The Human Services Department receives funding from several sources.

Human Services Commission: Annually, the Covington Human Services Commission allocates $136,500 from the General Fund to Human Services agencies through an application process. Learn more about the Human Services Commission here.

House Bill 1406: In 2019, the City adopted a new revenue source from HB 1406. It allows us to receive a portion of the State's sales tax to use for acquisition, construction or rehabilitation of affordable housing or facilities providing supportive housing, and for the operation and maintenance costs of affordable or supportive housing.  Also, because of our population size, the city can use it for rental assistance.  In 2020, Covington City Council allocated 30% to Catholic Community Services and 70% to Vine Maple Place.  In 2021, 100% of will go to Vine Maple Place.

House Bill 1590: On Jan. 1, 2021, legislation from HB 1590 goes into effect and the city's 8.6% sales tax will raise to 8.7% in which the new revenue (estimated around $586,000) will be allocated to housing and homelessness needs. Per state law, at least 60% of the funds collected must be applied towards construction of housing or operations and maintenance of such housing. The remaining 40% collected must be spent on the operation, delivery, or evaluation of mental and behavioral health treatment programs and services or housing-related services. Covington's City Council allocated a portion of the funding to the South King Housing and Homelessness Partners (SKHHP). They will be reviewing options for use of the remaining funds before the first funds are received in March 2021.

HUMAN SERVICES CONTACTS
   
CHILD ABUSE:
King County Sexual Abuse Resource Center
425-226-5062


King County Sheriff's Office 
206-296-3311

DSHS Child & Family Services
Child Protective Services
South King County
1313 W Meeker #102
Kent, WA 98032
253-372-6029

Child Care Resources
(South King County)
Monday through Thursday 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Friday 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
206-329-5544 
www.childcare.org

CLOTHING: 
Pregnancy Aid of WA   
Kent Office   
253-852-1201

Phoenix Academy (drop box) 
11000 SE 264th Ave. Kent

Renton Clothing Bank       
1025 South 3rd Street   
Monday – Thursday 2-5 p.m. 
425-271-5091

WA Women's Employment and Education (WWEE)   
515 W. Harrison #208 Kent
253-859-3718

Black Diamond Community Center
360-886-1011      
               

COUNSELING:
Catholic Community Services

1229 West Smith Street
Kent, WA 98032
253-850-2500
Monday through Friday 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
www.ccsww.org

Valley Cities Counseling
2704 I St. NE
Auburn, WA 98002
866-326-5520

Kent Youth and Family Counseling
232 Second Avenue South
Kent, WA 98032
253-859-0300
www.kyfs.org

Crisis Clinic
24-Hour Crisis Line
206-461-3222
www.crisisclinic.org

Teen Link - Suicide Prevention
Evenings 6-10 p.m.
1-866-833-6546
www.866TEENLINK.org

CRIME VICTIM SERVICES:
Victim Support Services
24-hour hotline:
1-888-288-9221

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE SERVICES:
DAWN 

24 hr. Crisis Line
425-656-7867
www.dawnonline.org

YWCA of Seattle/South King County
1010 South 2nd Street
Renton, WA 98055
425-226-1266

Wash. State Domestic Violence
1-800-562-6025

Columbia Legal Services
206-464-5933

Jennifer Beach Foundation
Kent
253-833-5366

























































































DOMESTIC VIOLENCE SERVICES:         Logo

DAWN Crisis Line 
425-656-7867

API Chaya for asian women
206-325-0325

WA Statewide DV Hotline
800-562-6025

King County Prosecuting Attorney
(Legal assistance)
206-205-7400

King County Bar Association
206-783-2848

Refugee Women's Alliance
206-721-0243


DONATION PICK-UP: 
Volunteers of America
425-259-3192

Salvation Army
1-800-958-7825

Washington Council for the Blind
1-800-255-1147

EMERGENCY ASSISTANCE:
Catholic Community Services
1229 West Smith Street, Kent
253-850-2523
For Covington Residents only:
    #253-854-00770 x5135
www.ccsww.org

Maple Valley Food Bank & Emergency Asst.
425-432-8139

Shut-off and eviction notices

MultiService Center
1-800-348-7144


Salvation Army
Kent 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

253-852-4983

Black Diamond Community Center
1:00-4:00 pm
Utility and rent assistance
360-886-1011

Kent United Methodist Church
Utility Shut off and evictions

Call Monday 9 a.m.
253-852-0993

FOOD BANKS:
Maple Valley Food Bank

214150 Maple Valley Highway
Maple Valley, WA 98038
425-432-8139

The Storehouse
Delivers on Saturday
26201 180th Avenue SE
Covington, WA 98042
253-631-3038

HEALTH CARE:
Health Point Medical & Dental 
403 E Meeker St. #200 Kent, WA 98031 
253-852-2866 - Medical
253-804-8713 - Dental

Public Health - Seattle & KC 
Auburn 206-477-0600
Kent 206-477-6950

HOMELESS DAY CENTERS:
KentHOPE 9009 Canyon Road, Kent
253-480-2325 
open 7am - 9pm / Women & Children only
meals, laundry, showers, clothing, computer lab

South Sound Dream Center
1420 Auburn Way S

Tues. 11:30-2 pm / Sat. 11am-2 pm
computers, shower, laundry, hot meals, counseling

HOUSING REPAIR:
King County Housing Authority  
Repair and Weatherization
15455 65th Avenue South #200
Tukwila, WA 98188
206-214-1240

King County Housing Repair Program
821 Second Avenue, Suite 500
Seattle, WA 98104
206-263-9095

Covington Minor Home Repair            
Covington City Hall
253-480-2411

RESPITE / ADULT DAY CARE:
Catholic Community Services - Family Center

South King County
1229 West Smith Street
Kent, WA 98032
253-850-2528
www.ccsww.org

ElderHealth Northwest (South)
3921 Talbot Road South
Renton, WA 98055
206-721-3634
www.elderhealth.org

SENIOR PROGRAMS:
Senior Services
206-448-5720

Black Diamond Community Center 
Meals - 360-886-2418

Maple Valley Community Center
meals 425-432-1272


SHELTER / HOUSING:
For single men:
HOME located at 1229 W. Smith Kent 
walk-in only: M, W 1-3 pm and 5-7 pm Tu Th 3-5 pm
253-854-0077 ext 2

For Men and Women with children:
F
amily Housing Connection
dial 2-1-1

Single Women no Children:
Catholic Housing Services
206-441-3210

Hospitality House
Burien  206-242-1860

YWCA of King County
206-436-8650

Young Adults:
Auburn Youth Resouces
253-735-3582

Safe Place:
800-422-8336

Youth Care
206-694-4506

SUBSTANCE ABUSE:
Kent Youth & Family Services 
253-859-0300


NAVOS
206-248-8226

Sound Mental Health
253-876-8900

VOLUNTEER SERVICES:
Catholic Community Services - Volunteer Services      

206-328-5787
www.ccsww.org/vcs

YOUTH PROGRAMS:
Children's Therapy Program
Birth to five years old
253-854-5660

*Please note that we only list organizations that the city contracts with, that are city partners, or are city-related or sponsored.