COVID-19 Resources Human Services

​The Human Services mission 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. 

  Behavioral Health Providers, Get Support

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 Childcare and  Early Learning

CHILDCARE AND EARLY LEARNING

Free childcare for families of healthcare workers and emergency responders may be available through local school districts. Contact your local school district for information.

Kitsap Community Resources offers childhood early learning services to families of first responders and medical personnel. Email earlylearning@kcr.org or call 360-473-2075.

The state’s Families, Friends and Neighbor program includes grandparents, aunts and uncles, elders, older siblings, friends, neighbors and others who help families by providing child care. Visit the website or call 866-482-4325 for more information.

 Coronavirus Testing and Updates

Please visit Kitsap Public Health's COVID-19 web page for the latest information and updates.

 Detox and Substance Abuse Help

Kitsap Recovery Center

 Domestic Violence, Victim and Children

Domestic Violence Assistance
Domestic Violence Hotline 1-800-562-6025 Provides 24 hour, toll-free information about shelter and alternatives to domestic violence

Victim Assistance
Address Confidentiality Program  Victim Support Services … Child Protective Services   ​Victim/Witness Notification Program

Kitsap Sexual Assault Center

Sexual Assault and Victims of Violent Crime 24-hour hotline: 1-866-831-2050

YWCA Kitsap County

YWCA 24-hour hotline:  1-800-500-5513

YWCA 24-hour text line:   1-360-277-7607

Additional Resources:

National Coalition Against Domestic Violence: NCADV.org

National Domestic Violence Hotline: thehotline.org, 1.800.799.7233

National Network to End Domestic Violence: NNEDV.org

National Sexual Assault Hotline: RAINN.org, 1.800.656.4673

Technology Safety: techsafety.org

Washington Coalition to End Domestic Violence: WSCADV.org

 Food Assistance

All local school districts offer free grab and go meals to any child 18 and under (in some cases special education students age 21 and under also qualify). Check your local school district for instructions.

Also,

 Mental Health & Crisis Support Lines

24-Hour Salish Regional Crisis Line
Kitsap, Clallam, and Jefferson Counties
1-888-910-0416

National 1-800-273-8255 (TALK)

The Coffee Oasis Teen Crisis Text Line 360-377-5560

Text line is for any youth age 13-25 years old who is experiencing a crisis or just needs to talk.

YWCA 24-Hour Domestic Violence Hotline 1.800.500.5513 or Text Line 360.277.7607

Scarlet Road’s Survivor Support Line 360-362-5143 for anyone who is or has experienced sexual exploitation.

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 9-8-8

Veterans Crisis Line 1-800-273-8255 (Press 1)

Crisis Clinic of the Peninsulas 2-1-1

Find the most commonly searched resources by visiting https://wa211.org

or call 2-1-1

 Housing, Rental Assistance, Utilities and Mortgages

RENTAL ASSITANCE

The Washington State Department of Commerce also has rental and energy assistance available for households that qualify for the federal Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program.

To find out if you qualify for rental or energy assistance funds, contact the Kitsap Housing Solutions Center, 360-473-2035, HSC@kcr.org or visit kcr.org.

For households residing in Housing Kitsap units, contact Housing Kitsap at 360-535-6100, HousingKitsap@HousingKitsap.org or visit HousingKitsap.org.

UTILITIES, INTERNET, MORTGAGES

  • PSE has launched a Crisis Affected Customer Assistance Program to help pay for energy bills for those impacted by the coronavirus. Eligible households can receive up to $1000 if members are unemployed, partially unemployed, or unable to work due to COVID-19. For income and eligibility requirements, visit the PSE bill payment page.

  • Housing Kitsap will accept applications directly from tenants to assist households currently living in Housing Kitsap Units without subsidy. For more information, please contact Housing Kitsap, 360-535-6100 or www.housingkitsap.org.
  • The Federal Housing Finance Agency has guidance on available mortgage assistance programs.

  • Please check with your local utility providers for payment assistant programs.

  • Free high-speed internet hotspots are available throughout Kitsap County to provide internet connections to anyone in need, thanks to Kitsap Public Utility District's Drive-In Wi-Fi. Simply drive or walk to one of the hotspot locations listed below during operating hours 6 a.m.-10 p.m. daily (6 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday through Thursday at the Crosby Community Club location), look for KITSAP PUBLIC WIFI under your device’s network settings and click to join. No password is required. The sites are configured with basic network filters, to ensure responsible and safe Wi-Fi use.

    To view an online map of free Wi-Fi locations in the county, including other sites located at branches of Kitsap Regional Library, go to www.kpud.org/KPUDFreeWifi. 

    For more information, visit the website or call KPUD at (360) 626-7744.

    For a printable flyer listing the Wi-Fi sites, click here.  Kitsap PUD WiFi Hotspots en Español


 Homeless

Kitsap County Housing and Homelessness Division

Bremerton - Kitsap Community Resources
1201 Park Ave, Bremerton WA, 98337
(360) 473-2035 

Coffee Oasis (Serving ages 13-25)
837 4th St, Bremerton WA, 98337
(360) 377-5560

Port Orchard - Kitsap Community Resources
3200 SE Rainshadow Ct, Port Orchard WA, 98366
(360) 473-2146

North Kitsap Fishline
19705 Viking Ave NW, Poulsbo WA, 98370
(360) 801-2564

Bainbridge Island Helpline House
282 Knechtel Way NE, Bainbridge Island WA, 98110
(360) 801-2564

 Kitsap Community Foundation

Resources for individuals, non-profit and small business
Spanish

 Older Adults and Caregiver Resources

OLDER ADULTS AND CAREGIVER RESOURCES

Givens Community Center
1026 Sidney Ave., Suite 105
Port Orchard, WA. 98366

Phone: (360) 337-5700

 Suicide Prevention

Suicide prevention resources

 Unemployment and other Benefits

How to accurately and quickly file for unemployment benefits

WorkFirst is Washington's temporary cash assistance program.

Some Washingtonians may also apply for the Disaster Cash Assistance Program. The assistance is available to all Washington families and people without children who meet the income and resource limits of the program.

 Veterans Resources

Community Resources

Veterans housing options

Local Veterans Organizations

Temporary emergency assistance 

Application for emergency assistance