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.

  Kitsap County Pathway to Recovery

Phase 2

  Behavioral Health Providers, Get Support

Find a provider

 Businesses and Worker Resources

Kitsap businesses have sacrificed much during the Stay Home, Stay Healthy closure. Now as we move through the Stay Safe plan and get our economy moving again, we must continue to take safety precautions to protect our community and prevent a rebound of COVID-19 so our businesses can move towards recovery.

As Kitsap County moves into Phase 2 of the Safe Start COVID-19 recovery plan, some local businesses will reopen or begin to expand their services. As the approval letter from the state Secretary of Health noted, however, a business may reopen only “after it can implement the state guidelines for a safe start."

We gathered those guidelines in one place, the Kitsap County Pathway to Recovery Playbook, to make them easier for local businesses to find. They are also available on the state’s Safe Start page.

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. 


ASK A QUESTION   

  • Business owners and operators can fill out this form to ask Washington State questions about financial help or other state assistance for businesses.


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 new site at kitsapcovid19.com and 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

If you have questions about what is happening in Washington, or how the virus is spread, please call 1-800-525-0127 and press # from 6 am to 10 pm, seven days a week. Please note that this call center cannot access COVID-19 testing results. For testing inquiries or results, please contact your health care provider.

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

A $641,438 grant from the federal CARES Act will provide up to three months of rental assistance for Kitsap County residents who make 80 percent or less of the area’s median income. The assistance is available to people affected by COVID-19 who are not receiving any other federal, state, or local housing subsidy.

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

  • In Washington, all energy, landline phone, and water providers are prohibited from disconnecting residential customers for non-payment (except at the request of the customer); refusing to reconnect any residential customer who has been disconnected due to nonpayment; and charging fees for late repayment or reconnection of these services. 

  • Kitsap County has temporarily extended this spring’s property-tax deadline to May 31, 2020 (from April 30) due to impacts of the coronavirus on the financial lives of residents and businesses. The extension is for both individual and commercial taxpayers but does not apply to prior year delinquent taxes. The County is encouraging “property owners who are financially able to pay first half or full year property taxes early to fund essential services needed now and in the months to come.” For more info, visit the webpage of the Kitsap County Treasurer

  • The Sewer Utility is temporarily suspending all late penalties and placement of liens related to non-payment of monthly sewer service due to the COVID-19 crisis. The Resolution does not relieve a utility customer from the obligation to pay for sewer services.


 Homeless

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