sage
Support, Advocacy, Growth and Employment
SAGE is DESC's comprehensive outpatient mental health program. SAGE case managers, psychiatrists and nurses work with men and women (18 years and older), the vast majority of whom are or have been homeless, in assisting them in their journey towards recovery. This includes help with obtaining and maintaining housing, improving clinical and social stability, and enriching their level of independence and self-sufficiency.

SAGE services are licensed under the Washington State Division of Behavioral Health and Recovery and are provided under contract with King County Mental Health, Chemical Abuse & Dependency Services Division. Services are provided within a Recovery model.

Services provided
Services are provided in our offices, at client homes, and elsewhere in the county such as shelters, hospitals, jails and wherever else clients' lives take them. Services include:

  • Case management
  • Psychiatric services
  • Counseling
  • Representative Payee services, for some clients
  • English and Spanish languages spoken; other interpreters are available
  • Assistance in obtaining employment or referral to vocational service programs

Eligibility criteria

  • Adults, age 18+
  • Living in King County
  • Must have Medicaid or be able to pay independently
  • Living with a mental illness and meet King County eligibility criteria
  • Must voluntarily accept services or be on a Least Restrictive Alternative

To obtain SAGE services

Anyone may make a referral by contacting our SAGE Intake Specialists. Our intake staff can:

  • answer questions about SAGE services
  • screen for eligibility
  • schedule intake appointments
  • assess for immediate needs
  • make referrals to other necessary resources, within DESC or in the broader community

Contact Us
Email: sage_intake@desc.org

Phone: (206) 464-6454 - request to speak with the SAGE Intake Specialist

Address: 216 James St.
Seattle, WA 98104

Mon - Fri 11am - 12pm

Please have the following information ready when you contact us

  • Name
  • Contact information (for referral source and the potential client)
  • What help is needed
  • Copy of a current Provider One card (if any) and income information

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