Department of Human Services

 About Us

Our 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.

 News & Events

December is national driving impaired month learn how you can help save a life
In an average year, millions of Americans drive drunk or impaired by illicit drugs. Traffic fatalities during December holiday celebrations like Christmas and New Year's Eve significantly increase those numbers. Families play an essential part in stopping impaired driving. By talking about the risks and setting clear expectations, parents and other caregivers can help their children stay safe, sober, and focused on the road. Learn more about prevention, and find resources and toolkits to help keep our roads safe.

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Kitsap1 is your first call for County services and questions. 

Call 360.337.5777 or email

Office Hours:

Monday - Friday

8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Office closed for weekends and holidays.

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Over 23,562 Kitsap County residents benefit from services directly provided by employees of this department or through one of the 87 department contractors. The department administers an annual operating budget in excess of $75 million dollars with 97% of funding obtained through federal and state contracts and grants.
More than 158 members of our community are appointed by the Board of Commissioners to serve on one of 11 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.