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Payment Protection Program: Who received emergency small business loan in Kitsap?

Courtesy of Kitsap Sun - As the coronavirus pandemic’s economic impact came into sharp focus, hundreds of businesses, trusts, churches and nonprofits in Kitsap and North Mason counties were approved for emergency small business loans backed by the federal government, databases released on July 6 by the U.S. Small Business Administration show. Among the largest recipients of Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans in the region: Kitsap Mental Health Services in Bremerton [...]

July 13th, 2020|Other Topics|

‘Full speed ahead’: With funding secured, Pendleton Place looks to start construction in fall

Courtesy of Kitsap Sun - Pendleton Place is not built yet, but Kitsap County’s first permanent supportive housing complex is becoming more of a reality. In recent weeks, the project successfully signed off on another milestone: It’s now fully funded. The 72-unit apartment complex — spearheaded by nonprofit Kitsap Mental Health Services — secured its last chunk of funding in late June, $10.8 million in low-income housing tax credits, [...]

July 4th, 2020|Housing and Homelessness|

‘She left a huge mark on Kitsap County’: Marge Thorne helped found crisis clinic, hospice and more

Courtesy of Kitsap Sun - Marjorie (Marge) Thorne, a community volunteer who had a hand in the creation of Kitsap County's mental health crisis clinic, its first hospice and the county's League of Women voters, has died. The lifelong volunteer died on April 29. She was 91, according to her daughter, Karen Danis of Bremerton. Thorne had a lengthy resume filled with achievements. When Danis compiled them all, it [...]

June 4th, 2020|Other Topics|

COVID-19 and Mental Health Resources

Goal: 1000 More Face Masks for Kids! Thank you from our hearts to yours -  to the sewing circles, the faith communities, the civic clubs, and the individuals who quickly stepped up to provide KMHS Adult staff and Clients with cloth face masks! Your rapid and generous response to our request has made what seemed a daunting task possible! Because of you, we were able to reach our goal [...]

June 3rd, 2020|Other Topics|

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|


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