Severe Weather Shelter

Kitsap County Severe Weather Shelters open 

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.

Those needing transportation to the closest shelter can call 360-373-3000 to arrange for a ride before 7:00 p.m. Additionally, overnight sheltering is also available at the Salvation Army in Bremerton, located at 832 6th Street. Call 360-373-5550 for more information. Read more for shelter locations and procedures and rules for guests at Kitsap County Severe Weather Shelters.

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.

 Supporting Our Veterans


Kitsap County Veterans Assistance

Kitsap County is proud of its citizens who have served our country. The county provides information and assistance to veterans who are residents, especially those in need. Learn more here

 Aging & Long-Term Care

Aging Adults

Visit our Aging & Long-Term Care page to learn more about services and resources available to older or disabled adults, their families, and caregivers residing in Kitsap County. Find out more...

 Kitsap County Human Services

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 Human Services Department Contacts

Human Service Office Contacts in Givens Community Center, Port Orchard

​Aging and Long-Term Care

Stacey Smith     Administrator


Main Line:

​Human Service Office Contacts in Norm Dicks Building, Bremerton

Community Development Block GrantBonnie
Housing and HomelessnessKirsten

Human Service Office Contacts in Public Works Building, Port Orchard

Deputy Director​Sonya Miles
Office Supervisor​Lakesha Anderson-Evans
360-337-7185 x 3530​​
​Mental Health, Chemical Dependency and Therapeutic Courts1/10th funding  ​Hannah Shockley
Salish Behavioral Health Administrative Service Organization Stephanie Lewis
Jolene Kron

Children and Youth Laura Hyde
Deanne Jackson
Developmental Disabilities

Kelly ONeal

​Olympic Workforce Development​William Dowling
Alissa Durkin
Veterans AssistanceRichard Becker

​Human Service Office Contacts in Recovery Center Building

​Kitsap Recovery CenterKeith Winfield 360-337-5640

Main Line:

Local inquiry line:211
Extra needs line:211

 COVID-19 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.​