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Continuing the Conversation – Community Health and Social Services in Kingston

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 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 [...]

January 31st, 2020|Other Topics|

With Half Of Its Funding In Place, Pendleton Place Enters “Last Leg” Of Capital Push

Courtesy of Kitsap Sun - It’s not cheap to build a permanent supportive housing complex. Even as city officials across the Washington have touted the benefits of the ‘Housing First’ model, the multi-million investment necessary for construction costs can be prohibitively expensive. But in Kitsap, there’s been a surge of progress overcoming funding barriers that have long thwarted potential projects. After years of discussion, Kitsap’s first permanent supportive housing project, Pendleton [...]

January 6th, 2020|Housing and Homelessness|

Holiday Enjoyment and Self Care

Courtesy of Kitsap Daily News - How to enjoy the holiday season while avoiding its excesses Bremerton – Once again the holidays are fast approaching. This is a joyous time of celebration and closeness with families and loved ones, but for some, the holidays can be a difficult time, filled with seasonal stressors. For persons in addiction recovery or coping with mental conditions, holidays can be especially difficult. View [...]

November 28th, 2019|Other Topics|

Suicide Conference Open To All

Courtesy of Kitsap Sun - My son Shon died by suicide in 2009. Since then I started a group that meets once a month at Harrison Medical Center in Bremerton, named Survivors of Suicide. View Full Article>

November 21st, 2019|Suicide|

Impending Medicaid Changes Worry Some Local Behavioral Health Providers

Courtesy of Kitsap Sun - There are big changes coming to mental health and substance use services around the West Sound next year. Washington’s ongoing Medicaid transition to “whole-person care” —  the last stage of which will be completed next year — will drastically alter the way the state pays for the region’s behavioral services. The Washington State Health Care Authority says the new system aims to better coordinate services and provide easier [...]

November 14th, 2019|Other Topics|

Long-Running Crisis Intervention Hotline Closing At The End Of The Year

Courtesy of Kitsap Sun - A longstanding over-the-phone crisis intervention hotline serving Kitsap, Callam and Jefferson counties will be shutting down at the end of the year. Crisis Clinic of the Peninsulas, a 24-7 hotline run by Kitsap Mental Health Services, is closing at midnight on Dec. 31. The service will shift to a crisis call center based in Everett that's run by Volunteers of America. Founded in 1965, the [...]

September 19th, 2019|Crisis Services|

‘The Stars Have Aligned’: Permanent Supportive Housing Project Goes Ahead With Funding From Gates Foundation

Courtesy of Kitsap Sun - It’s going to take $20.8 million to develop Pendleton Place, Kitsap’s first permanent supportive housing project aimed at helping the county’s most vulnerable residents. But the ambitious project is moving ahead, now with a little help from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. The prestigious philanthropic organization awarded the project half-a-million dollars, according to United Way of Kitsap County, which applied for the grant [...]

September 1st, 2019|Housing and Homelessness|

One Year In, Kitsap Crisis Triage Center Shows Signs Of Success

Courtesy of Kitsap Sun - Kitsap's Crisis Triage Center opened last August with ambitious goals: reduce emergency room cases, jail visits and in-patient hospitalizations stemming from behavioral health crises. A year into operations the crisis triage center is already proving its worth, according to officials with Kitsap Mental Health Services, which runs the county-owned facility. The center has served 448 people since last August, about one-third of whom are [...]

August 27th, 2019|Crisis Services|

Her Goal? 52 Marathons. Her Inspiration? Her Brother.

Courtesy of Kitsap Sun - By July, New Year's resolutions are usually long forgotten. But for Illahee native Tabatha Collins, it’s all that’s running through her mind. “Sometimes I think: is this still important, or am I just out running?” Collins asked. Collins' brother, Todd Riedle, would have turned 52 on Jan. 1, and in his honor, she is signed up to participate in 52 ultramarathons. “I might do [...]

July 13th, 2019|Other Topics|


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