Karmel Shields (253) 983-7756 •
Human Services Coordinator

Human Services Program

Since its incorporation, the City of Lakewood has supported low-income and vulnerable citizens with basic health, housing and human services.  The City’s commitment to healthy youth and families, where opportunities abound, is evident through the services and programs provided.  

The Human Services Program offers two major services. 

  • The Human Services Grant supports community-based organizations that provide food and shelter, access to health and behavior health services and places that are safe and nurture healthy interactions. 
  • The Lakewood Community Collaboration, which brings caring community members together to network and link services, meets monthly at City Hall.

For more information on the City’s Human Services Program please contact, Karmel Shields, Human Services Coordinator, ; (253) 983-7756