Human Services

The City of Burien contracts with nonprofit agencies to provide programs and services. Call 2-1-1 to find health and human services in Burien and King County.

You can also find resources through the City of Burien Guide to Human Services Providers (see below).

About the Human Services Division

The City of Burien serves as a planner, facilitator, and funder for support systems that help people through economic and personal crises and provide low-and moderate-income persons with opportunities to succeed. The Human Services Division of the City Manager’s Department administers the Human Services Fund.

The City takes one of the following three roles in human services, depending on the need:

  • Planner: assess and anticipate needs and develop appropriate policy and program responses.
  • Facilitator: convene and engage others in community problem-solving to develop and improve services.
  • Funder: disburse federal Community Development Block Grant and General Fund dollars to support a network of services that respond to community needs.

Download the 2023 Human Services Division Overview (PDF).

Updated May 30, 2024


Colleen Brandt-Schluter

Human Services Manager

400 SW 152nd St
Suite 300
Burien, WA 98166
Ph: (206) 241-4647