Support, Advocacy, Growth and Employment (SAGE)

Case Management DataSAGE is DESC’s comprehensive outpatient mental health program. SAGE case managers, psychiatrists and nurses work with adults (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 Behavioral Health and Recovery 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

Contact Us

If you answer YES to all of the above criteria, please contact us to schedule an intake assessment:

Phone: (206) 464-6454 – request to speak with the SAGE Intake Specialist
In person during Intake Hours: 9:00 a.m. Mon – Fri at 216 James St. Seattle, WA 98104 or 222 Wall St #100, Seattle, WA 98121

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