Courtesy of Kitsap Daily News – This is the fifth in a series of columns focusing on topics previously selected by participants of the March 2019 Kingston Community Conversation. You can learn more about the Community Conversations by going to kingstoncares.org/events. The date for the 2020 Community Conversation has been set for April 4, at the Village Green Community Center. This month, we will be covering the topic of community health and social services.
At the 2019 Community Conversation, participants discussed the needs of individuals in Kingston who are living unsheltered and who experience food insecurity and marginalization. Existing social and health services in the area are currently delivered through a variety of agencies including: ShareNet, Fishline, Kitsap Area Agency on Aging, Peninsula Community Health Services, Kitsap Public Health District, Kitsap Mental Health Services, and Kingston Cares, all of which were invited to contribute to this article.