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." 

Listed below; community resources to assist during these uncertain times.

  Behavioral Health Providers, Get Support

Find a provider

 Businesses and Worker Resources

Businesses that are state licensed or certified professional should check with their licensing or certifying state agency for guidance. If no state guidance is available yet, the business cannot open under the governor's plan. 

WASHINGTON STATE RESOURCES

LOCAL RESOURCES

  • During the Stay Home, Stay Healthy closures, Kitsap chambers of commerce rallied to support local businesses in not only strengthening their resiliency but also implementing new and creative strategies to stay afloat while supporting their employees. Read their letter to the community.

  • The local chambers of commerce recently compiled a Back to Business Toolkit that offers a variety of resources for successfully reopening. Chambers are also promoting a local COVID-19 Business Support Facebook page.

FINANCIAL SUPPORT

 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

You can also text the word “Coronavirus” to 211211 to receive information and updates wherever you are. You will receive links to the latest information on COVID-19, including county-level updates, and resources for families, businesses, students, and more.Call 911 only for life-threatening emergencies. Emergency response is available 24/7.

 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 (DOC - Adult offenders … Kitsap Sexual Assault Center

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

Survivor’s Support Line for anyone who is or has experienced sexual exploitation.

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-8255

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.

  • Puget Sound Energy (PSE) and Cascade Natural Gas will keep utility services on and are waiving late fees.

  • City of Bremerton water and sewer service will not be shutoff.

  • City of Poulsbo will not shutoff utilities due to nonpayment and will not assess late fees for March and April.

  • City of Bainbridge Island will not shutoff water and sewer service due to nonpayment and will not assess late fees.

  • Xfinity is offering free WiFi hotspots to anyone in the community who needs them, including non-Xfinity Internet subscribers.

  • 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.

 Quarantine and Isolation Centers

The KCEOC has opened a temporary quarantine and isolation care center in South Kitsap for people who have been exposed to or tested positive for COVID-19. The facility can accept patients referred by healthcare providers or public health officials in Kitsap County.

Learn more about the care center and how it will help our community.


 Veterans Resources

Community Resources

Veterans housing options

Local Veterans Organizations

Temporary emergency assistance 

Application for emergency assistance

Income Guidelines for 2020 Veterans Assistance Fund


Human Services Staff Contacts

​Human Service Office Contacts in Givens Community Center ​
​Program​Staff
Aging and Long-Term Care

Stacey Smith, Administrator
360-337-5624
Main Line: 360-337-5700
360-337-7068
sasmith@co.kitsap.wa.us 

Human Service Office Contacts in Norm Dicks Building ​

Program​Staff
Community Development Block Grant

Bonnie Tufts
360-337-4606
btufts@co.kitsap.wa.us

Housing and HomelessnessKirsten Jewell
360-337-7286
kjewell@co.kitsap.wa.us

Human Service Office Contacts in Public Works Building

ProgramStaff
DirectorDoug Washburn
360-337-4526
dwashbur@co.kitsap.wa.us
Deputy DirectorRichard VanCleave
360-337-4839
rvancleave@co.kitsap.wa.us
Office SupervisorHannah Shockley
360-337-7185 x 3530
hshockle@co.kitsap.wa.us

Mental
Health Chemical Dependency and Therapeutic Courts
1/10th funding 

Gay Neal
360-337-4827
gneal@co.kitsap.wa.us
Salish Behavioral Health Administrative Service OrganizationStephanie Lewis
Jolene Kron
360-337-4422
360-337-4832

sjlewis@co.kitsap.wa.us 
jkron@co.kitsap.wa.us

Children and Youth PreventionLaura Hyde
Deanne Jackson

360-337-4879
360-337-4878
lhyde@co.kitsap.wa.us
dmontgom@co.kitsap.wa.us
Developmental DisabilitiesKelly Oneal
360-337-4624
koneal@co.kitsap.wa.us
Olympic Workforce DevelopmentElizabeth Court
Alissa Durkin
360-337-4767
360-337-4873
ecourt@co.kitsap.wa.us adurkin@co.kitsap.wa.us
Veterans Andrew Sargent
360-337-4811
asargent@co.kitsap.wa.us

​Human Service Office Contacts in Recovery Center Building

ProgramStaff
Kitsap Recovery CenterKeith Winfield
360-337-5640

Main Line:
360-337-5725
kwinfield@co.kitsap.wa.us