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Kitsap County to accept reclassification requests for 2024 Comprehensive Plan update5/27/2022


Kitsap County kicks off its 2024 Comprehensive Plan update this summer. The plan establishes the direction for Kitsap in addressing land use, environmental protections, employment, housing, transportation, and other facility and service priorities over the next 20 years. The Board of County Commissioners uses this document to guide decisions on policy, County Code and development review. 

In an effort to expand public participation and receive specific requests for amendments as early in the process as possible, the Board is soliciting proposals for changes to the Comprehensive Plan including urban growth area sizing, property zoning, goals and polices as well as County Code. Examples could include:

  • Zoning changes that increase the amount of housing or development allowed on a property.
  • Zoning changes that allow commercial or industrial uses on a property.
  • Code changes that impact the development of certain uses in a specific area.

This will be just one of many opportunities for the public to participate in the 2024 update.

The period for submitting proposals begins June 6 and runs through August 18, 2022. Proposals will be reviewed for potential inclusion in land use alternatives or draft documents to be approved by December 31, 2024.

Land use change forms and a link to schedule a virtual appointment with staff to answer submittal and process questions, as well as other information, can be found here.  

To learn more, please visit the 2024 Comprehensive Plan Update website and the Comprehensive Plan storyboard.     

For more information, contact Colin Poff at compplan@kitsap.gov or 360-337-7181.

Special virtual events to celebrate Older Americans Month5/6/2022



The 2022 theme of this Older Americans Month in May is Age My Way, an opportunity to explore the many ways older adults can remain in and be involved with their communities. Several virtual presentations hosted by Kitsap County Aging and Long Term Care take place this month.

For questions or help registering, call 360-337-5700, 1-800-562-6418 or 
Email: seniorinfo@kitsap.gov and check https://www.agingkitsap.com for more information.


The Unforgotten, Run to Tahoma Celebration Memorial Day weekend honors five deceased veterans5/6/2022

In what has become a time-honored observance by veterans across Kitsap County since 2011,  the Kitsap County Board of Commissioners, Kitsap County Coroner's Office, Kitsap County Veterans Advisory Board and Combat Veterans International, with support from the City of Port Orchard, host The Unforgotten, Run to Tahoma Celebration of Life Ceremony on Memorial Day weekend. 

Veterans will gather at the County Administration Building plaza, 619 Division Street, Port Orchard, for a brief ceremony that begins promptly at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 28 to honor the lives and service of their fallen comrades. 

The Unforgotten, Run to Tahoma commemorates five deceased veterans who passed away in Kitsap County in the last year, whose remains were unclaimed by their families. The remains of these veterans will be received from the Kitsap County Coroner and escorted to Tahoma National Cemetery near Kent in a formal processional including local veteran motorcycle clubs. The public is invited to attend the ceremony and participate in the processional. 

The ceremony at the Administration Building is expected to attract hundreds of people this year as COVID restrictions have lifted. Organizers ask for the public’s patience and understanding as the motorcycle processional departs Division Street and makes its way down Sydney Avenue to Tremont Street on its way to Highway 16 at about 11 a.m. For those who wish to travel to the cemetery, instructions will be provided at the Administration Building before departure.

To learn more about the Run to Tahoma click hereFor more information on veterans assistance, the Veterans Advisory Board and other resources for veterans in Kitsap County, click here 



Waste facility and pickup service update - Thu., April 21 & Fri., April 22 4/20/2022
 
 

Fire Marshal concludes fatal fire was an accident4/19/2022



Waste facility and trash pickup service update - Wed., April 204/19/2022
 
 

Waste facility and trash pickup service update - Mon., April 184/18/2022
 
 

Kitsap County Volunteer Appreciation Week April 17-23, 20224/18/2022


Gratitude for Kitsap County Volunteers!

Kitsap County Commissioners proclaimed April 17-23, 2022 as Kitsap County Volunteer Appreciation Week to recognize and thank the thousands of volunteers who so generously contribute their time, expertise and knowledge each year to improve and support our resources and services. The selfless dedication of volunteers keeps communities vibrant and resilient - and makes the county a better place to live, learn, work and play for all!

Thank you, Kitsap County Volunteers❣️

Read the Commissioners' proclamation here.

Olympic View Transfer Station Closed for the Weekend: April 16 & 174/15/2022
 
 

Waste facility and pickup service update - Tues., April 12 4/12/2022
 
 

Waste facility and pickup services update - Mon., April 114/11/2022
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Waste facility and trash pickup service update for Monday, April 11

Closed Monday:

Open Monday: 

Postpone your visit if possible. We are increasing trash haul-out service at open facilities to accommodate increased customers and trash, but may reach capacity and periodically turn away customers.

Mason County customers should use a transfer station in Mason County. The Belfair Drop Box is limiting to maximum 6 trash cans or 2 yards trash per customer until further notice. The Eells Hill Transfer Station can accommodate larger loads. Pierce County customers should use a transfer station in Pierce County.

 

Facility Updates

Pickup service providers plan to operate normally

At this time, all waste pickup service providers plan to operate normally. This could change. Continue to check your provider's webpage for updates:

WM/ Brem-Air

City of Poulsbo

City of Bainbridge Island

 

What happened?

A catastrophic failure of the garbage compactor at the Olympic View Transfer Station has drastically reduced the amount of waste that can be processed. The facility is processing waste as quickly as possible, but needed to reduce incoming trash in order to keep up.

Repairs to Olympic View Transfer Station are nearly complete. We anticipate reopening early this week.

 

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Please continue to check for closures before visiting any waste facility. Thank you for your understanding and patience. We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience. 

Public Works Solid Waste | Recycle.KitsapGov.com | 360.337.5777

Waste facility and trash pickup update - Fri., April 84/7/2022

Celebrating 40 years serving older adults & caregivers in Kitsap County4/6/2022

Easing aging: new services offered for older adults and their caregivers in Kitsap County

Are you the age of 60 or older and living in Kitsap? Or a family member or friend caregiving to an older adult so they can live safely in the community?

Celebrate 40 years of the Kitsap County Division of Aging and Long-Term Care's designation as the county's Area Agency on Aging! Our mission is to work independently  and through community partnerships to promote the well-being of older adults, adults with disabilities and their caregivers. Services are funded through federal, state and local tax dollars.  

Recovery stimulus funds allowed us to create a variety of new no-cost services to support older adults and the family and friends who help with their care:

  • Senior nutrition programs and services have expanded with an increase in home-delivered and grab-and-go meals; a wider variety of food and supplies distributed through St. Vincent de Paul; partnerships with local farmers and an increase in vouchers distributed through the Senior Farmers Market program.
  • Dementia support through Partners in Memory Care that provides consultations and memory screenings
  • Improve balance and fall prevention through YMCA Enhance®Fitness exercise classes (no membership needed)
  • KN-95 and cloth mask distribution
  • Telephone social check-ins
  • Hospital discharge assistance (to home)
  • Veterans Directed Care Consultation
  • Robotic pet companion intervention for caregivers
  • Caregiver monthly e-newsletter and educational support groups. To sign up for the free e-newsletter, click here and select 'Aging & Long-Term Care News and Information' or call Kitsap1 at 360-337-5777.   
  • Virtual workshops coming in May in celebration of Older Americans Month on topics that include: an overview of our agency services, promoting brain health, what you need to know about aging at home in Kitsap, and cybersecurity awareness. Click on links in the flyer to register for these free events.

To learn more about new and existing services and resources for older adults and their caregivers, please visit our website at www.agingkitsap.com or call (360) 337-5700 to speak with a trusted Senior Information and Assistance team member. We are your tax dollars at work!

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Waste facility and trash pickup update - Thurs., April 74/6/2022

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Waste facility and trash pickup service update for Thursday, April 7

Closed Thursday, April 7:

Open Thursday, April 7:

Postpone your visit if possible. We are increasing trash haul-out service at open facilities to accommodate increased customers and trash, but may reach capacity and periodically turn away customers.

Mason County customers should use a transfer station in Mason County. The Belfair Drop Box is limiting to maximum 6 trash cans or 2 yards trash per customer until further notice. The Eells Hill Transfer Station can accommodate larger loads. Pierce County customers should use a transfer station in Pierce County.

 

Facility Updates

Pickup service providers plan to operate normally

At this time, all waste pickup service providers plan to operate normally on Thursday, April 7. This could change. Continue to check provider webpages for updates:

 

WM / Brem-Air

City of Poulsbo

City of Bainbridge Island

 

What happened?

A catastrophic failure of the garbage compactor at the Olympic View Transfer Station has drastically reduced the amount of waste that can be processed. The facility is processing waste as quickly as possible, but needed to reduce incoming trash in order to keep up.

WM, the contracted operator of the facility, is working diligently with their vendors to get the compactor back in operation, while trying to clear waste from the building. Repairs are underway.

Waste pickup service providers rely on Olympic View Transfer Station for disposal and have been affected by the closure.

 

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To get updates by text or email, subscribe here.

We will provide information for Friday, April 8 as soon as it becomes available. 

Please continue to check for closures before visiting any waste facility. Thank you for your understanding and patience. We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience. 

Public Works Solid Waste | Recycle.KitsapGov.com | 360.337.5777
Waste facility and trash pickup service update - Wed., April 64/5/2022

Waste facility and trash pickup service update for Wed., April 6

All Kitsap County waste facilities closed Monday, April 44/3/2022

All Kitsap County Waste Facilities Closed Monday, April 4


Olympic View Transfer Station closed to all customers4/1/2022

Kitsap County Washington sent this bulletin at 04/01/2022 09:54 AM PDT


Email addresses change for outbound County email4/1/2022



County crews begin roadside herbicide spraying soon3/29/2022

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Kitsap County News

Date:  March 28, 2022

County crews begin roadside herbicide spraying soon

Kitsap County road maintenance crews begin herbicide roadside shoulder spraying Monday, April 4, 2022. “We recognize the concerns residents have about spraying herbicides,” said Jacques Dean, Road Superintendent. “We use only environmentally approved products and strict application guidelines to control vegetation,” he added. Kitsap County has discontinued the use of Glyphosate for broadcast spraying by Board of County Commissioner Resolution 085-2019, on May 22, 2019.

Herbicide spraying is an integral part of the County’s vegetation management program. “Maintaining sight distances and ensuring signs aren’t obstructed are essential on our road system. We use mowers and other methods to help control vegetation, and the selective application of herbicides makes the other processes more efficient.

Spraying is done sequentially by geographical area.  Location maps and spray schedules are posted at http://kcowa.us/RoadMaint. Spraying is dependent on weather and can’t be done during rainfall.

“Kitsap County is committed to using the lowest effective application rate of herbicide product possible to manage roadside vegetation,” said Dean. Trained and certified application crews spray adjacent to existing pavement, around guardrails and around signposts. Most application is on heavily used arterial and collector road shoulders. It’s also used on local roads as conditions warrant.

Crews do not spray in these areas:

  • School zones
  • Along park frontages
  • Along identified bus stops
  • In dense residential areas
  • In road side ditches.
  • Or within 50 feet on either side of a critical environmental area.

Property owners have the option to maintain vegetation in the right of way area adjacent to their property. To learn more about the program go to http://kcowa.us/roadmaint.

Contact Information

Jacques Dean
Kitsap County Public Works
Road Superintendent
jdean@co.kitsap.wa.us

Eirik O'Neal
Kitsap County Public Works
Outreach Coordinator, Roads Division
eoneal@co.kitsap.wa.us


 
 

Resources

Click the links below for more information about County resources.
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Other Contacts

Public Communications
Manager
Doug Bear
360.337.4598

Commissioner's
Office
Rebecca Pirtle
360.337.4650

Sheriff's Office
Public Information Officer
kitsapshpio@co.kitsap.wa.us
360.337.7101

 

Kitsap Electronic Notification System

Questions? Contact Kitsap1 at 360.337.5777 or help@kitsap1.com

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Kitsap celebrates National  County Government Month in April3/29/2022

To kick-off a national celebration of county government, Kitsap County Commissioners issued a proclamation March 28, declaring April as National County Government Month and encouraging young people to submit artwork for the 2023 "Counties Matter" calendar to raise awareness about services and programs that impact people's lives every day. Read the press release here that includes details on the art contest and links to learn more about Kitsap County government, demographics and history. 


 Kitsap County’s response, strategies to homelessness and housing crisis3/8/2022


Kitsap County’s response, strategies to homelessness and housing crisis


Commissioners join Sheriff in support of changes to recent police reform laws2/4/2022

February 3, 2022

Commissioners join Sheriff in support of changes to recent police reform laws

Kitsap County Sheriff John Gese released a statement today regarding several police reform bills the Washington State Legislature enacted in July 2021 that have since dramatically changed the way law enforcement agencies throughout the state are doing business.

Read the statement here.

Kitsap County Commissioners joined Sheriff Gese in sending a letter this week to state legislators, asking for support of Senate Bill 5919, which provides critical and practical modifications to recently enacted police reform laws to allow law enforcement to carry out their vital mission while still being held to high standards and accountability.

Click here to view the letter to legislators.

One of the changes in legislation passed last July, regarding law enforcement’s ability to pursue vehicles, appears to have become a nexus to a marked rise in auto thefts in Kitsap County and around the state, according to Sheriff Gese. In a recent video, he describes how Sheriff's Office deputies train to drive in emergency and pursuit situations and weighs in on the impact of the new legislative changes on criminal activity in Kitsap County.

Click here to link to the video.  

For more information, contact: Ken Dickinson of the Kitsap County Sheriff's Office (360.337.5698 or KDickins@co.kitsap.wa.us)


Gratitude & priorities in 2022: A message from Kitsap County Commissioners2/3/2022

After two years of responding to challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, we are grateful for Kitsap County's resilient communities – and to everyone who has stepped up to help one another! We remain focused on ensuring and improving your health, safety and quality of life, and offer you this preview of what's ahead in 2022.


Affordable housing

The 2020 U.S. Census showed an increase of about 25,000 people in Kitsap since the last count in 2010. This influx of newcomers, along with impacts of the pandemic and a major upswing in property values, underscore the urgent necessity for more affordable housing. New residential construction is well behind the number of housing units projected to be needed in the next 15 years.

In response to this shortage, we implemented a 1/10th of 1 percent sales tax in January to be enacted April 1, 2022. The funds generated will be used for the construction and acquisition of affordable housing, essential to our diverse population, especially families, veterans and seniors.

Last fall,  Kitsap County purchased a building in South Kitsap to provide temporary housing and supportive services for people living homeless so they can transition to stable permanent housing. The building is currently undergoing renovations.

We're thrilled to see progress made on Pendleton Place, a new supportive housing apartment complex in Bremerton expected to open this spring.  This project received funding through the county's HOME Investment Partnerships and Mental Health, Chemical Dependency and Therapeutic Court programs.

We continue to look for other opportunities and partnerships to ensure a diverse range of housing is available for everyone in Kitsap.


Infrastructure improvements

Multiple projects throughout the county to maintain, improve and expand road, stormwater and sewer infrastructure ensure that investments of the past also meet future growth needs. These crucial upgrades help protect the verdant ecosystem that makes Kitsap so special.

Construction begins this spring on a new Silverdale Transit Center across from St. Michael Medical Center. The project includes road and pedestrian safety improvements, bike lanes and a stormwater management facility, in addition to Kitsap Transit bus bays and parking. The new center improves access to public transportation for people living in nearby housing developments and enhances all of Kitsap by better connecting people and expanding accessibility.


Parks planning

Our Parks Department is focused on maintaining and improving parking areas, playgrounds, and public access with the help of hundreds of volunteer stewards who contributed over 35,000 hours in 2021! Thanks so much to every one of you!

A master plan project is in progress at the 3,500-acre Port Gamble Forest Heritage Park to develop amenities for both active and passive recreation. A mountain bike park there will encompass 160 acres and attract riders from throughout the region who will contribute to the local economy.

We hope you can get out to explore Kitsap County parks and their life-enhancing opportunities!


Other 2022 priorities

  • Law enforcement and public safety: The ambiguity of recent state legislation has serious impacts on how law enforcement can respond and operate. We joined with Kitsap County Sheriff John Gese to send a letter to local legislators asking for support of Senate Bill 5919. It provides critical and practical modifications to recently enacted police reform laws to allow law enforcement to carry out their vital mission while still being held to high standards and accountability.

  • American Rescue Plan: The federal government awarded Kitsap $53 million through the American Rescue Plan. Funds need to be expended by the end of 2024. We are carefully considering strategic use of these dollars for the best benefits to our community and committing financial support to childcare and youth programs, low-income residents, small businesses, broadband infrastructure and public health, amongst others. Further funding may be available later this year.

  • Kitsap County Comprehensive Plan: An update to this 20-year guide for future action that includes long-range goals and objectives and implementation strategies gets underway this year. It requires we reassess and refocus our vision for Kitsap County. Significant public input will be essential!

  • Ensuring equity and inclusion: This year, a diversity, equity and inclusion program is being created at the county to guide the review of internal policies, hiring practices, staff training and community engagement. We'll look at where we can do better with the help of a group of county employees and a committee of members of the public to guide improvements.

  • County Courthouse expansion: We continue planning for a major expansion of the Kitsap County Courthouse. The pandemic caused us to look at changes in public interactions and how those may drive design revisions. We're still in the early stages of this capital project and continue to forge ahead in the coming year.

Stay informed and connected! Sign up to receive important news and information at the link on our website at www.kitsapgov.com and email us at kitsapcommissioners@co.kitsap.wa.us.

Best wishes to you and your loved ones for health, happiness and prosperity!

 

Kitsap County Board of Commissioners

Edward E. Wolfe, Chair

Charlotte Garrido

Robert Gelder



Recycle Your Christmas Tree12/23/2021
 
 

Public hearing Dec. 13 on proposed sales tax increase to fund new affordable housing opportunities12/3/2021

A public hearing will be held December 13 during the Kitsap County Board of Commissioners' regular business meeting to take testimony on a proposed 1/10 of 1 percent sales tax increase to fund construction of new affordable housing in our communities. The meeting begins at 5:30 p.m. in the Kitsap County Administration Building at 619 Division Street, Port Orchard and via Zoom at the link here. The draft agenda is available here.

View the proposed ordinance here. Public testimony is strongly encouraged.

Kitsap County faces an affordable housing crisis exacerbated by the COVID pandemic. Population forecasts indicate the County and its jurisdictions will need approximately 25,150 new housing units of all types and prices through 2036, or about 1,480 per year for the next 17 years. Between 2010 and 2017, jurisdictions across the County produced only 3,600 new housing units, or about 515 units per year. This deficit has greatly affected housing values and rental availability in our community. The annual housing production will need to almost triple to accommodate the expected necessary new housing units by 2036. 

The 2020 Affordable Housing Recommendations Report, funded by Kitsap County and the City of Bremerton, highlights the critical need for more affordable housing for low-income individuals. Current funding availability to address this growing issue is not adequate and hurts many local families. Additional funding opportunities are gravely needed to increase affordable housing.

For more information on the affordable housing sales tax increase, contact Doug Washburn, director of the Kitsap County Department of Human Services, at dwashbur@co.kitsap.wa.us or (360) 337-5777.

More information on affordable housing, homelessness and related resources are available at the Kitsap County Housing and Homelessness Program website here.


Registration open for 31st Annual Kitsap County Conference for Human Rights12/2/2021

Join the Kitsap County Council for Human Rights for the 31st Annual Conference for Human Rights that takes place virtually from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, December 11.

The conference is free but pre-registration is required. Go to http://kcowa.us/hrc to view the conference schedule and register. 

This year's event centers around "Calling the Circle for Restorative Justice," and looks at how restorative circles are used to build and restore relationships through equal opportunity, sharing and listening, and by providing every individual the opportunity to speak and be heard.

Multiple workshops and other sessions will also be offered on topics related to restorative practices and initiatives, compassionate listening, using data to promote equity, fostering a recovery friendly region, impacts of climate change on vulnerable populations and examining racism from public health and historical perspectives.

The annual Linda Gabriel Awards will be announced, recognizing youth, individuals and organizations in Kitsap County who have made significant contributions to human rights. 

Questions? Contact Rebecca Pirtle in the Commissioners' Office at rpirtle@co.kitsap.wa.us.



Thanksgiving is near! Waste facilities will be closed11/19/2021


Listening Sessions focus on emergency housing project in South Kitsap11/19/2021
The public is invited to Listening Sessions from 6:30-8 p.m. Tues., Nov. 30 and Thurs., Dec. 2 for the proposed emergency housing project on Mile Hill Drive in South Kitsap. These are opportunities to share information about the project and to listen to questions and comments of neighboring residents and other community members.
Panelists include County Commissioner Charlotte Garrido and leadership from local law enforcement, Kitsap Public Health District, and Kitsap County Parks and Human Services departments.
The two Listening Sessions will be held via Zoom due to COVID-19 restrictions and a high level of interest and people are encouraged to attend only one of the two sessions, to allow others to participate. To learn more, find answers to frequently asked questions and register for either of the sessions, go to kcowa.us/skhousing.


Kitsap County to consider Commissioner redistricting alternatives; provide input at public hearing Nov. 2211/16/2021

As required by state statute, Kitsap County has reviewed 2020 U.S. Census data and proposed alternatives for revisions to its County Commissioner District boundaries. The district boundaries must meet several criteria including each being equal in population, using logical boundaries that do not split communities and do not disadvantage any racial or ethnic group or political party. The Board of Commissioners must approve a redistricting plan by December 31, 2021 as to not affect operations of the 2022 county election cycle.

While Kitsap has grown rapidly since 2010, 2020 U.S. Census data only shows a 3.5 percent difference between district populations. Kitsap County has proposed three alternatives for consideration: one proposes no changes while two others propose modest adjustments to the District 2 and District 3 boundary focused on the West Park area of Bremerton.

These alternatives, maps, descriptions and staff analysis can be found at the project website here.

The Board of Commissioners will hold a public hearing on the alternatives during its regular business meeting at 5:30 p.m. Monday, November 22, 2021 via Zoom and in person at the Kitsap County Administration Building, 619 Division Street, Port Orchard. More information on that hearing will be available on the project website as the hearing date approaches.

For more information, contact Eric Baker, Policy Manager in the Kitsap County Commissioners Office, at ebaker@co.kitsap.wa.us.

Note: This process is completely independent of efforts to redistrict legislative and congressional boundaries in Kitsap County. For information regarding those efforts, please visit the Draw Your WA website at www.redistricting.wa.gov.


County Commissioners approve committee recommendations for mental health tax funding11/9/2021

The Kitsap County Board of Commissioners passed a resolution approving 2022 funding recommendations totaling $7 million, presented by the Mental Health, Chemical Dependency and Therapeutic Court Citizens Advisory Committee, at the Commissioners' regular business meeting Nov. 8. Funds generated from the 1/10th of 1 percent sales and use tax are designated for mental health, chemical dependency and therapeutic court services in Kitsap County.

"The advisory committee once again made a herculean lift during the annual funding process. The commissioners continue to be appreciative and awed by their ongoing dedication," said Commissioner Robert Gelder, chair of the Kitsap County Board of Commissioners. "This round not only provides funding continuation, but also targeted investments in new and emerging programs in our community, positioned to meet the needs of individuals with mental health and substance use challenges."

The 11-member citizen's advisory committee, appointed by the Commissioners to advise on funding allocations, voted unanimously at their meeting Oct. 19 to recommend funding for 33 of the 37 proposals submitted. The $7 million in awards is for a 12-month period.

"Our committee evaluated 37 submissions requesting a total of $9 million in funding," noted committee chair Jeannie Screws. "Each proposal took members approximately one hour to review. Following this initial review, the committee interviewed proposers. The proposals were considered in relation to Kitsap County's Continuum of Care, the 2021 Strategic Plan for Behavioral Health Services, and the $7 million of available funds. The process was extremely difficult due to the needs of the community being even greater this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Each proposal offered services that would greatly benefit our community."

Twenty-one of the programs approved for funding are continuation proposals from January 1, 2021. Ongoing funding was awarded for a variety of therapeutic court programs including behavioral health court, juvenile individualized and drug courts, and adult drug and veterans' courts. Support for law enforcement includes crisis intervention training, hiring a crisis intervention officer to coordinate response for behavioral health calls and reentry services in the jail.

Twelve of the programs approved for funding are new, including animal-assisted mental health counseling, intensive therapeutic wraparound services for non-Medicaid covered youth, onsite counseling services at Fishline Food Bank and comprehensive services at the YWCA. Peninsula Community Health Services will provide school-based health center behavioral health services for youth.

Seven projects focus on housing support for individuals with behavioral health issues. These include Kitsap Rescue Mission, Kitsap Homes of Compassion, Pendleton Place, Eagles Wings and West Sound Treatment Center. Kitsap Community Resources and Scarlet Road were awarded funds for specialized rental assistance for individuals with behavioral health disorders.

A complete list of the funding recommendations approved by Commissioners is available here.

Contact Gay Neal, Kitsap County Human Services, at 360-337-4827 or gneal@co.kitsap.wa.us for more information.


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