Housing and Essential Needs is a statewide program and Catholic Community Services has contracted with King County to implement and deliver the prevention services locally. DSHS clients deemed eligible by DSHS (Department of Social and Health Services) to receive prevention funding to cover rental and/or utility expenses. Program staff will be located in offices throughout King County. It is anticipated that 1,700 people will receive assistance through the prevention program in King County.
The Intake Specialist conducts brief phone assessments with clients to verify initial eligibility and then they schedule qualified clients for a full assessment in the appropriate office. The intake line receives over 3,000 calls a month and staff schedule nearly 2,500 appointments a month. Intake Specialist answers client questions and provide basic information and referral for services in King County. The Intake Specialist assists with the EN bank which sees on average of 50 to 100 clients weekly.
Inquiries from Public
Essential Needs Bank