Working together for our community’s health
We believe in partnerships. In fact, we have been working with countless partners since KMHS began in 1978. We know together we are stronger, and that working together through time we have created a system of care for some of the most vulnerable citizens in our community.
Here is just a snapshot of some of our current partnerships that weave together the work of schools, health care, law enforcement, jail and the courts, housing and much more.
KMHS and its staff are engaged in a multitude of collaborative relationships and partnerships every day. We have noted only a few above, but on any given day our staff are working together with social service providers such as Kitsap Community Resources, the Housing Solutions Center, North Kitsap Fishline, HelpLine House, DSHS, CPS, Aging and Long Term Care and many others. We are in close connection with large primary care practices, the hospital emergency department and social workers, emergency medical services and other mental health and drug and alcohol providers. We have strong collaborations with child and youth serving agencies such as early childhood program providers, schools, and Olympic College. We are closely connected with non-profit organizations that provide a wide variety of specialized services.
We appreciate the opportunity to work in partnership with our community providers on behalf of the people we serve and the community we live in.
Half of all mental health disorders show first signs before a person turns 14 years old, and three quarters of mental health disorders begin before age 24.