Human Services

Currently Funded

Resolution R2014-21 (PDF) established criteria for programs the City Council wishes to provide by contracting with certain agencies that provide these services. These programs primarily serve residents within the Sequim City limits. The City has contracted with

Parenting Matters, Serenity House and Shipley Center to provide programs that focus on vulnerable populations including early childhood development (0-4 years of age), youth and seniors;

Dungeness Valley Health and Wellness Clinic for essential medical and dental care access for the uninsured;

Healthy Families to provide mental health services for school-age children and adults;

The Sequim Area Boys & Girls Club and the Shipley Center to provide youth and senior development activities which include education, life skills, intellectually stimulating activities, physical exercise/recreational activities and social connections.

Peninsula Behavioral Health to provide mental health services for poor or infirm school-age children and adults who are residents of the City of Sequim.

These contracts have been renewed and expire December 31, 2018.

Funding Allocations

The City's budget includes $75,000 for human services funding. A percentage of these funds is allocated to agencies as follows:

  • Boys and Girls Club receives 27%
  • Dungeness Valley Health and Wellness Clinic receives 30%
  • Health Families receives 15%
  • Parenting Matters receives 7%
  • Peninsula Behavioral Health receives 5%
  • Serenity House receives 7%
  • Shipley Center receives 9%

Needs and Gaps

The City Council heard a presentation on November 27, 2017 from the City's Human Services Leadership Team concerning the needs and gaps for service in Sequim. Click here to see that presentation (PDF).

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