Human Services Professionals Help All of Us. It’s Time to Pay Them What They’re Worth.

June 20, 2023

“If your children have attended child care or after-school programs, if you’ve accessed a food bank, or if you are a renter (or a landlord) who received rental assistance during COVID, your life has been touched by a human services professional. Human services professionals support Seattle’s human infrastructure. They work in child care, emergency shelters, food banks, family centers, home visiting programs, senior centers, and youth development programs. And their pay is so low that, too often, they can’t afford to stay in these jobs.”

Read the full op-ed below from Michelle McDaniel, Janice Deguchi, Jen Muzia, and Amarinthia Torres.