About Washington State Department of Social and Health Services
The Washington State Department of Social and Health Services (WSDSHS) is an integrated organization of high-performing programs working in partnership for statewide impact to help transform lives. The Department�s mission is to improve the safety and health of individuals, families and communities by providing leadership and establishing and participating in partnerships. Our core values are: Excellence in service, respect, collaboration and partnership, diversity and accountability. Together we will decrease poverty, improve safety and health status and increase educational and employment success to support people and communities in reaching their potential. Each year, more than 2.2 million children, families, vulnerable adults and seniors come to us for protection, comfort, food assistance, financial aid, medical and behavioral health care and other services.