Due to anticipated freezing weather conditions, four Kitsap County Severe Weather Shelters are open each night through Sunday, December 4th. Additionally, special measures are being taken at the shelters to prevent the spread of viruses, including COVID-19.
Hours of operation will be from 6:00 p.m. until 7:00 a.m. except as noted for the Village Green location. Guests will not be able to check into the shelter after 9:00 p.m. If no guests have checked into a shelter location by 9:00 p.m., that location will close for the evening.
The severe weather shelters
serve all people in our area who require safe overnight refuge when hazardous
weather conditions are expected. Further activation will be weather and
volunteer dependent. Call 2-1-1 for information in multiple languages about the
Severe Weather Shelter Program along with details on how to receive text
message notifications when the shelters open.
The department mission for Human Services 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.
Kitsap County Resources
Over 20,000 Kitsap County residents benefit from services directly provided by employees of this department or through one of the 87 department's contractors. The department administers an annual operating budget in excess of 40 million dollars with 97% of funding obtained through federal and state contracts and grants.
More than 140 members of our community are appointed by the Board of Commissioners to serve on one of 9 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.