Housing and Homelessness News

Holiday Donations -Places you can donate to help spread the joy

Donations of bus tokens, gently used clothing, gift cards and money can be given to the following organizations who are supporting Kitsap's homeless population;

1. Benedict House Men’s Shelter 250 S. Cambri-an, Bremerton. (360) 277-6136

2. Coffee Oasis Teen Center 822 Burwell, Bremerton. (360) 479-5123

3. StandUp For Kids. (360) 479-2389

4. Helpline House 282 Knechtel Way, Bainbridge Island. (206) 842-7621

5. Housing Solutions Center. The county’s single point of entry system for housing needs (360) 473-2035

6. Kitsap Community Resources 1201 Park Ave., Bremerton. (360) 377-0053

7. Kitsap Recovery Center (360) 337-4625

8. Kitsap Rescue Mission 810 6th St, Bremerton.(360) 373-3428

9. Max Hale Center 285 Fifth St., Bremerton. (360) 792-2117

10. NK Fishline Emergency Services, 787 Liberty Lane NW., Poulsbo (360) 779-5190

11. The Salvation Army 832 Sixth., Bremerton. (360) 373-5550

12. St. Vincent de Paul Assistance Office, 1137 N. Callow, Bremerton.

13. Taking It To The Streets Ministries; call Pastor Art Speight (360) 689-3219

14. Washington Veterans Home, Building 9, 1141 Beach Drive E., Retsil, Port Orchard. (360) 895-4346

15. YWCA Domestic Violence Shelter. Call (360) 479-5118

PublishDate: 11/7/2017
Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week November 11-19

​Various activities and events around Kitsap County are planned during this week to raise awareness of our neighbors who are struggling with food insecurity and lack of stable housing. 

PublishDate: 11/9/2017
Increase in Unsheltered Homeless Reflected in Annual Count

Over 600 people in Kitsap County are homeless, and over 200 of them are living in places not meant for human habitation, according to Kitsap County’s annual “Point in Time Count” survey. The preliminary results show a 14% increase in unsheltered homelessness and 4% overall increase in homelessness over last year’s count.  Collected surveys indicate that during the 24-hour survey period 672 individuals were living homeless in various situations, with 206 living in places not meant for human habitation. The survey also showed 166 people living in emergency shelters (including new two new overnight shelters), and 123 housed in subsidized transitional housing units.  An additional 126 individuals were counted as “doubled up” or “couch surfing” – living temporarily with family and friends.

PublishDate: 11/9/2017