Support, Advocacy, Growth and Employment (SAGE)

“DESC, that’s where I began to get help. They watched me closely, they had me coming in all the time. The door was always open to me there, they helped put me back together again, and they still continued to put me back together. And once I got housing, I started to be able to reconnect with my family…”

SAGE is DESC’s comprehensive outpatient mental health program. SAGE case managers, psychiatrists and nurses work with adults (18 years and older), most 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 Behavioral Health and Recovery Division. Services are provided within a Recovery model.

Services Provided

We provide services 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
  • Therapy
  • Representative payee services, for some clients
  • Assistance in obtaining employment or referral to vocational service programs

For more information, or or to enroll, please visit this page.