Kitsap County Human Services Division
Human Services
614 Division Street, MS-23
Port Orchard, WA,  98366
Phone: 360-337-7185 * FAX: 360-337-5721
Last Updated:  October 07, 2016



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Wednesday - Thursday, January 25 - 26,
Seeking Community Volunteers  for Point in Time County Surveying 

Each year, around the state, counties survey as many individuals experiencing homelessness as possible during a 24-hour period.  This is called the, "Point In Time Count."  Information from this count provides local, state, and federal decision-makers with information about the demographics and scope of homelessness.  The Housing and Homelessness Program is seeking volunteers to assist with the Point In Time Count on January 25-26, 2017.  A small time commitment by volunteers over these two days makes a huge difference in our county's ability to get accurate information.  Click here for more information.

Please sign up online at or contact Amy Musselwhite at

Friday, January 27, Salish Behavioral Health Organization Advisory Board meeting, will be held from 12:00 - 2:00 p.m., at the City of Sequim, Civic Center Chambers, 152 W. Cedar Street, Sequim.

Saturday, February 4, The Kitsap County Developmental Disabilities Resources Fair, will be held from 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., at the Arc of Kitsap and Jefferson Counties, 3243 N. Perry Avenue, Bremerton.  For more information call, 360-337-4624.


Veterans Needed to Serve as Volunteer Mentors for Veterans

(Port Orchard, WA) – Applications are open for veterans interested in helping other veterans through the Kitsap County Veteran’s Drug Treatment Court Mentor program. Volunteer mentors are needed to act as coach, guide, role model, advocate and supporter of the individuals participating in veteran's treatment court. They encourage and guide veterans through the court process, listen to concerns, make general suggestions and assist them in successfully accomplishing their goals. Mentors support veterans at a time when they may feel very alone - in a way that only other veterans can understand.

Applicants for the Kitsap County Veteran Mentors Program must be active duty or veterans who received an honorable discharge and willing to submit to a criminal background check.

For more information, visit or contact Kitsap County Volunteer Services at (360) 337-4650 or rpirtle@co.kitsap.

Public asked to complete Mental Health, Chemical Dependency and Therapeutic Tax survey
The Kitsap County Mental Health, Chemical Dependency and Therapeutic Court Citizens Advisory Committee is asking the public to complete a survey to provide input and suggestions for prioritizing gaps in service for future funding. Follow the link below for more. Click here for more information


The department mission for Human Services is, "To provide essential services that address individual and community needs, preserve the rights and dignity of those they serve, and promote the health and well-being of all Kitsap residents."

Over 20,000 Kitsap County residents benefit from services directly provided by employees of this department or through one of the 87 department's contractors. The department administers an annual operating budget in excess of 40 million dollars with 97% of funding obtained through federal and state contracts and grants.

More than 140 members of our community are appointed by the Board of Commissioners to serve on one of 9 Human Services Boards, Commissions, and Councils staffed by employees of this department. Appointed members of our community work in partnership with employees of the department to identify individual and community human services needs, plan and develop services, provide oversight and evaluation for accountability and service enhancements.

Doug Washburn, Director, Human Services