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The 2013-2014 Human Needs Update is now available.
The City of Bellevue publishes the Human Services Needs Update at the beginning of each two-year funding cycle. Since 1989 this report has offered a summary of human services trends, needs and gaps in Bellevue, East King County, King County and Washington. The Needs Update helps the Human Services Commission develop focus areas for funding recommendations to the City Council, guides the city’s Human Services division and provides information for other city departments, faith communities, concerned community groups and nonprofit health and human services providers in King County.
Even as the economy improves, there are still many Bellevue residents who continue to struggle to provide the basics like housing, food and transportation for themselves and their families. Support is needed to help them regain some of the stability they lost during the recession. The 2013-2014 Human Services Needs Update provides a snapshot of what those needs are, and also, how the City of Bellevue and other groups in the community are coming together to respond using a "collective impact" approach. Collective impact is defined as the commitment of key players from different sectors in the community to a common agenda for effective problem solving.
Demographics offers additional data about Bellevue's population. Two other excellent sources of current data regarding human services trends and issues in King County and East King County can be found in the United Way of King County Community Assessment and Communities Count: Social and Health Indicators Across King County.
2013-2014 Human Services Needs Update - Executive Summary
2013-2014 Human Services Needs Update - full report