Kitsap County Virtual Transition Resource Fair

Holly Ridge Center, the Washington Initiative for Supported Employment (WISE), and Kitsap County Developmental Disabilities collaborated to bring you this year’s Resource Fair. It will be live from April 1st through June 30th. Check out the many partner agencies serving individuals with disabilities and their families. Explore services in our community in the areas of Education, Advocacy, Support, Employment, Care, Housing, Recreation, Leisure, and more!

 View added content this year featuring County Supported Programs …. Early Intervention Services, Adult Employment Services, and High School Transition Services.

 Thank you for visiting this year’s Kitsap County Developmental Disabilities Fair,

Erica Delma, Alyssa Meeter, Kirsten Murray, and Kelly Oneal

Image: Wise logo
Kitsap County Washington Logo: Black, white, and red image akin to a class ring, using native American totem of an eagle with the title of Kitsap County Washington, 1857
Holly Ridge Center Logo: All text that reads: "Holly Ridge Center" with a dark blue, heart-shaped person holding a smaller, white person in their arms.

Agencies and Services

Click on a tab below to see a list of agencies providing services under that category. The active tab will be teal, while the closed tabs are light green. To view info about a specific agency under the active tab, click on the box itself, or click the “plus” icon inside the box on the right side.

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CM & CS Services

https://www.cmandcsservices.com/

We serve all ages. Assistive Technology (using funds to obtain items which support independence), Community Engagement Services (helping get you/your loved one get connected with resources and to the activities you/they enjoy, and so much more!) Transportation services (providing rides to and from activities) Respite in the Community (Offers a break for the caregiver and the individual to participate in activities they enjoy) and Purchasing Goods and Services (this is for specific items and/or supports to assist an individual who may be moving to a new home or is in need of specialized items).

American Red Cross

www.redcross.org

Humanitarian Services, Service to Military Outreach, Disaster Services

Arc of the Peninsulas

www.penarc.org

The Arc of the Peninsulas serves all ages. For adults (18+) with intellectual and developmental disabilities we offer Respite and Events, along with Community Engagement, Specialized Habilitation, Representative Payee, Healthy Relationships, and the Friday Night Social. The Arc of the Peninsulas’ Parent to Parent program services families with ages ranging from birth and beyond.

Respite Events currently include Coffee Club, ArcFilms, Bingo, Karaoke, Friday Night Social, monthly all-day outings. Past outings include Emerald City Comicon, Seattle Mariners Game, Seattle Art Museum, Tacoma Museum of Glass, Olympia Capitol Building.

Community Engagement helps connect individuals to resources in their community and supports them to participate, engage, and integrate into the community. Our Community Inclusion Specialist assist clients in a one-on-one setting to create and accomplish S.M.A.R.T goals that promote community inclusion and integration. Examples of goals: learning how to ride public transportation, finding a volunteer position, learning how to use social media appropriately, etc.

Specialized Habilitation support helps individuals learn how to navigate challenges, create healthy relationships, and enhance well-being. Individuals will receive support in learning or maintaining a range of life skills in any of the following categories: self-advocacy, safety awareness, self-empowerment, learning new skills, managing daily tasks, interpersonal effectiveness, effective social communication, and coping strategies for everyday life challenges

Representative Payee support helps individuals who receive Social Security benefits. Our financial counselors are experienced professionals who work confidently with clients to help them meet their personal and financial goals. This service is designed to provide personal assistance to help clients manage their monthly income, pay bills, stay on budget, and avoid predatory lending and financial exploitation.

Healthy Relationships is an 8-week course for participants with intellectual and developmental disabilities. We are addressing an unmet educational need: what makes ANY relationship healthy or unhealthy. Education about healthy relationships gives participants practical information to help them establish and respect boundaries. This program teaches participants the concepts of respect, choice, and trust as well as details on identifying and reporting abuse. Our curriculum is based on the inherent value and worth we each possess as human beings.

The Friday Night Social, also known as “The Dance” is one of The Arc’s most popular program since 1978 and strives to increase social skills, meaningful participation, and self-determination, all in a recreational opportunity. It is an evening where the community comes together in a safe environment to have fun, meet friends, and of course, dance. Join us most Fridays from 4:00pm – 7:00pm to experience fun, laughter, a live DJ, full-service kitchen, and rotating themes. Adults 18+ only.

Parent to Parent (P2P) - P2P is a program gives support to parents, caregivers and family members through Support Groups, Family Fun Events, SibShops, and Teen Sibshops Annual Picnic, IEP Parent Partner Program and Educational Opportunities (IEP, Guardianships, Resources in Community).

SibShops and TeenSibshop are a quarterly events with a summer camp to bring siblings together whose brother or sister has a disability. An opportunity to have fun, have discussions, make new friends with siblings who can relate.

IEP Parent Partner Program -This program prepares parents to support other parents to navigate the special education system. IEP PARENT Partners are NOT professional advocates or legal representation. Rather, they provide knowledge and skills that empower the parent to successfully engage with their child's education. IEP Parent Partners are volunteers who will be matched with parents in need and provide support such as attending IEP meetings.

Central Kitsap SEPAC (Special Education Parent Advisory Council)

https://ckschools.org/cms/One.aspx?portalId=11175&pageId=36023

CKSD SEPAC is a working partnership between parents, professionals, and educators serving the special needs community in the Central Kitsap School District.

CM & CS Services

https://www.cmandcsservices.com/

We serve all ages. Assistive Technology (using funds to obtain items which support independence), Community Engagement Services (helping get you/your loved one get connected with resources and to the activities you/they enjoy, and so much more!) Transportation services (providing rides to and from activities) Respite in the Community (Offers a break for the caregiver and the individual to participate in activities they enjoy) and Purchasing Goods and Services (this is for specific items and/or supports to assist an individual who may be moving to a new home or is in need of specialized items).

Dads MOVE

www.dadsmove.org

We are a father driven statewide family support organization that provides advocacy, training, and support to parents that have children with complex behavioral disorders.

Easterseals Washington

https://www.easterseals.com/washington/

Our organization provides a variety of services for children and adults with disabilities and their families in the Puget Sound and Yakima areas of Washington. We are entering into a 3-year strategic plan, and we aspire to grow geographically and serve many more people.

Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP) through the Fleet and Family Support Center (FFSC) Naval Base Kitsap

Our services are for the active duty Navy service members and their families living in the Naval Base Kitsap area who have a qualifying family member with a special medical or education need(s). The dependent may be a qualifying dependent (spouse, child, parent/family).

Information on EFMP

What We Do

Case Liaisons

Sensory Friendly Movie Event

 

 

Informing Families

informingfamilies.org

Informing Families is a resource provided by the Washington State Developmental Disabilities Council, in partnership with the Developmental Disabilities Administration. We offer trusted news and information to individuals and families that empowers them to be active participants in planning and building a network of support and opportunities.

Kitsap CHADD

www.chadd.net/531

CHADD (Children & Adults w/Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder is a support & information resource for parents, AD/HD adults, educators, and health care professionals.

Doctors, therapists, and professionals share and answer questions at the monthly support group about ADHD and co-existing conditions.  We are currently meeting via Zoom, but will resume in person when able.

Email Lynn Myrvang if you would like to attend a meeting, and she will send a registration link.

Kitsap County Aging and Long Term Care

www.agingkitsap.com

Free information and referrals about community services for people age 60+ or support for family/friend caregivers helping another adult of any age who is not already enrolled in DSHS Medicaid Long Term Care or DDA programs. A free consultation (does not provide a medical assessment or diagnosis) with a Dementia Specialist for family/friend caregivers and professionals helping an adult of any age living in Kitsap County (enrolled or not enrolled in Medicaid/DDA services), who has a dementia disorder or undiagnosed memory impairment, is also available. The consultation and trainings for professionals can provide information to better understand concerning behaviors, discussion of strategies to provide care, review of medications, and referrals to resources.

Kitsap Parent Child Assistance Program (PCAP)

https://www.agapekitsap.org/pcap

PCAP provides 3 years of intensive, relationship-based case management to mothers who have used substances during their pregnancy and to their families as needed. Women can enter the program during pregnancy and up to 24 months post partum. They do not need to be in treatment for substance use disorder. Information is kept strictly confidential. The UW provides ongoing evaluation and training for Kitsap and all other PCAP sites statewide. Agape Unlimited is Kitsap PCAP's host agency.

Northwest ADA Center

www.nwadacenter.org

Providing information, training, and guidance on the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) to Alaska, Idaho, Oregon and Washington

Kitsap Special Assault Investigation and Victim Services (Kitsap S.A.I.V.S.)

www.kitsapsaivs.org

Kitsap S.A.I.V.S. coordinates with participating agencies working to end Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence, Child Abuse, Human Trafficking and Exploitation of Vulnerable Adults. Kitsap S.A.I.V.S. is an accredited Child Advocacy Center with the National Children's Alliance.

Korean Women's Association

kwacares.org

Korean Women’s Association provides multi-cultural, multi-lingual human services, regardless of race or ethnic background, to diverse communities through education, socialization, advocacy and support. Since 1972, KWA has responded to the needs of Western Washington communities with programs for affordable housing, senior wellness, in- home care support, and benefit enrollment. In addition, KWA advocates for individuals seeking immigration and naturalization, escaping domestic violence situations, and needing health screenings. KWA operates offices in eleven Western Washington counties and employs more than 1400 employees.

Please contact the Kitsap County,  KWA In Home Care Supervisor Nailah Johnson  for any questions.

Email: [email protected],

Cell phone: 360-912-1097

Northwest ADA Center

www.nwadacenter.org

Providing information, training, and guidance on the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) to Alaska, Idaho, Oregon and Washington.

Office of Developmental Disabilities Ombuds

The Office of the Developmental Disabilities Ombuds (DD Ombuds) is a private, independent office focused on improving the lives of persons with developmental disabilities in Washington State.

www.DDOmbuds.org

Our Job
We work to improve the lives of people with developmental disabilities of all ages by providing these services:
Information and Referral
If you need support, but don’t know where to go, the DD Ombuds will try to provide resources to point you in the right direction.

Complaint Resolution
We work with individuals with developmental disabilities, families, or legal representatives to try and resolve complaints about services.- https://ddombuds.org/complaint-form/

Monitoring
We regularly visit locations where individuals are receiving services, such as private and state-run supported living, institutions, group homes, private residences, and even employment or recreation.
Improving Systems
We make recommendations to service providers, the State and the Legislature on how to improve services.

To learn more watch the video below: https://ddombuds.org/videos/ and view our brochure here https://ddombuds.org/dd-ombuds-brochure/

Open Doors for Multicultural Families

www.multiculturalfamilies.org/

Open Doors for Multicultural Families (Open Doors or ODMF) provides quality, culturally-responsive services for diverse families of loved ones with developmental and intellectual disabilities and special health care needs. We offer direct, one-on-one support through our bilingual/bicultural Family Support Specialists, and specialized programs to educate and empower persons with disabilities and their families.

PAVE

wapave.org/

PAVE serves Washington families who have children or youth with special health care needs. Our Parent Training and Information (PTI) program helps families navigate the special education system, and our Family to Family Health & Information Center (F2F) provides medical and healthcare information to families and young adults.

People First

www.peoplefirstofwashington.org

Kitsap Chapter

The purpose and mission of People First of Washington is to assist all people to realize and appreciate that we are PEOPLE FIRST and our
disabilities are secondary. We are equal citizens in our communities.

Kitsap People First Chapter meets on the first Thursday of the month at 4:30 PM via ZOOM. Contact Kitsap People First through email at [email protected] or by phone at 360.516.8276 for more information.

Self Advocates in Leadership SAIL

https://www.selfadvocatesinleadership.com/

Coalition of advocates involved in Legislative advocacy. SAIL meets on the 2nd Tuesday of each month over zoom to discuss legislative bills of interest and other public policies

U.P.S.I.D.E.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/321534114540980

UPSIDE Brochure

Understanding Potential, Providing Support, Serving as Advocates, Improving Opportunities, Developing Community, Ensuring Success

It is our mission to enhance the quality of life for all individuals with Down syndrome by providing resources and support to those individuals, their families and friends, the professionals serving them, and our communities supporting them.

Vitalize Kitsap

www.vitalizekitsap.org/

Vitalize Kitsap is a Bainbridge Island non-profit that serves all of Kitsap County. We believe everyone deserve dignity, respect, and to be a welcome part of their greater community. Our individualized programming offers lifelong learning opportunities. Members gain new skills needed in developing independence, participating in the community, taking part in healthy living activities, socializing with friends, finding employment, and practicing mindful recreation.

WAA - Washington Autism Alliance

washingtonautismalliance.org/

Washington Autism Alliance (WAA) extends access to healthcare, education and services for people with autism spectrum disorders (ASD’s) & related intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) in Washington State.

YWCA

http://ywcakitsap.org/

YWCA Kitsap County provides comprehensive and supportive services to victims of domestic violence as well as prevention education to the community. If you need immediate assistance, please call our 24-Hour Hotline. For emergencies, always call 9-1-1. YWCA of Kitsap County provides support services for domestic violence victims and their children.

United Way of Kitsap County

www.unitedwaykitsap.org

2-1-1 Call Center, VolunteerKitsap virtual volunteer center, community convener - advocate & more.

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Central Kitsap School District Youth Employment Preparation & Transition Services

cksdyepp.org

Transition Services means a coordinated set of activities for a student with a disability designed within a results-oriented process that is focused on improving the academic and functional achievement of the child with a disability to facilitate the child’s movement from school to post-school activities, including post-secondary education, vocational education, integrated employment (including supported employment), continuing and adult education, adult services, independent living, or community participation.

Bainbridge Island School District, Special Services

www.bisd303.org/Page/496

An important goal of the Bainbridge Island School District is to provide special education services for eligible students that will help them achieve to their fullest potential.

Bremerton School District, Special Services

https://www.bremertonschools.org/domain/2363

Our district programs are specifically designed to meet the instructional needs of students ages birth to 21. All Bremerton schools, grades K-12, provide a full continuum of services dependent upon student need, from least to most support. This model helps students learn in traditional classroom settings, surrounded by their peers. Every effort is also made to keep students at their home school.

Central Kitsap School District, Special Services

https://www.ckschools.org/cms/one.aspx?portalId=11175&pageId=35484

We recognize that some students require specially designed instruction and/or services to achieve success in school. In order to provide appropriate educational opportunities designed to meet each student's unique learning needs, we have a continuum of special program options. We offer a wide variety of programs to meet the needs of students aged 3 – 21. Our specialists are highly trained to support students with many needs.

Central Kitsap School District Youth Employment Preparation & Transition Services

cksdyepp.org

Transition Services means a coordinated set of activities for a student with a disability designed within a results-oriented process that is focused on improving the academic and functional achievement of the child with a disability to facilitate the child’s movement from school to post-school activities, including post-secondary education, vocational education, integrated employment (including supported employment), continuing and adult education, adult services, independent living, or community participation.

Early Learning and Family Services, Kitsap Community Resources

www.kcr.org/pre-school-early-learning/

Each day, your child will develop social and self-help skills through positive educational and social experiences.
For children with special needs, our program and school district staff will collaborate to provide services and
instruction on designed to help them excel. Pregnancy-5 years old

Holly Ridge Center - Infant Toddler Program

www.hollyridge.org

Early intervention is a system of comprehensive services a family may need for their infant or toddler (birth to age 3) who has developmental delays and/or disabilities. It is designed to meet the individual needs of each child and family and enhance a child’s development in a variety of settings, including in their home, child care, preschool, and in their community.

WHO IS ELIGIBLE FOR EARLY INTERVENTION?
Eligibility is based on a variety of measures including: standardized testing, parental report and clinical observation. Washington state’s eligibility requires a 25% delay (-1.50 standard deviation) in one or more area(s) of development or a diagnosis that has a high probability of resulting in a developmental delay.

Central Kitsap School District Youth Employment Preparation & Transition Services

cksdyepp.org

Transition Services means a coordinated set of activities for a student with a disability designed within a results-oriented process that is focused on improving the academic and functional achievement of the child with a disability to facilitate the child’s movement from school to post-school activities, including post-secondary education, vocational education, integrated employment (including supported employment), continuing and adult education, adult services, independent living, or community participation.

Kitsap Regional Library

www.krl.org

Library services for people of all ages

North Kitsap School District, Special Services

https://www.nkschools.org/departments/special_education

We serve over 800 students in North Kitsap. Resource room teachers, life skills and intensive support teachers, speech and language pathologists, occupational therapists, and psychologists are all ready, willing and able to meet the student where they are at and assist them in their learning environments.

OESD Early Learning

https://www.oesd114.org/Page/1313

The goal of our program is to nurture school readiness by promoting supportive learning environments, comprehensive health and well-being, and the empowerment of children and families. We offer FREE preschool center-based care, or home visitation for children prenatal through age 5 for families that qualify. Some children may be accepted who are over the income limit if they have developmental factors such as developmental delay, disability, or other special needs.

Apply today: https://www.oesd114.org/early-learning/services-at-early-learning/#services-2

Office of the Education Ombuds

https://www.oeo.wa.gov

- Listen to concerns and address questions about the K-12 public education system
- Use informal conflict resolution tools to support collaborative problem-solving and promote education justice
- Provide coaching, facilitation, and training about family and community engagement and systems advocacy

Olympic College Access Services

https://www.olympic.edu/services/access-services-students-disabilities

Access Services (AS) coordinates accommodations and academic adjustments for Olympic College students with disabilities. AS partners with the College community to foster a culture that recognizes disability as a valued aspect of diversity and is dedicated to the inclusion and full participation of students with disabilities in all college programs, services, and activities.

South Kitsap School District, Special Services

https://www.skschools.org/departments/office-of-special-services

The Office of Special Services (OSS) provides support to enable staff to meet the diverse needs of students with disabilities and assure program compliance with local, state and federal standards.

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Cares of Washington

caresofwa.org

Cares of Washington has proudly provided services for over 39 years for people with disabilities and low incomes. We are a community minded, people-centered, organization, who strongly believe in individualized and independent choice for each of our clients. We serve clients 18 years of age and over. We are accredited by The Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities, also known as CARF.
Cares provides services in:
Independent Employment (IE) –this program focuses individuals seeking employment. It includes, job search, job placement, carved positions, training, and retention in that position once employment is achieved.
Community Inclusion (CI) - this program focuses on individuals who desire to become part of their community engaging in activities or hobbies that interest them. It includes, exploring different activities, outings that provide the individual opportunities to meet other community members with “same” interests. Joining groups or clubs that provide a path to participate and make new friends.
Department of Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR) – Cares partners with DVR in providing people with disabilities the tools and supports needed for successful employment. Individuals seeking assistance from DVR for employment services can have a dual partnership with Cares. Cares provides the intensive job search and placement services for the individual while DVR provides extra support and some financial services.

Opening Doors and Changing Lives

Able Opportunities, Inc.

www.ableopps.com

Job Placement and Coaching in Competitive Employment, Consulting, Non-Linguistic Communication, Training/Consult, Person Driven, low and high Technology Accommodation Tools.

Cares of Washington

caresofwa.org

Cares of Washington has proudly provided services for over 39 years for people with disabilities and low incomes. We are a community minded, people-centered, organization, who strongly believe in individualized and independent choice for each of our clients. We serve clients 18 years of age and over. We are accredited by The Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities, also known as CARF.
Cares provides services in:
Independent Employment (IE) –this program focuses individuals seeking employment. It includes, job search, job placement, carved positions, training, and retention in that position once employment is achieved.
Community Inclusion (CI) - this program focuses on individuals who desire to become part of their community engaging in activities or hobbies that interest them. It includes, exploring different activities, outings that provide the individual opportunities to meet other community members with “same” interests. Joining groups or clubs that provide a path to participate and make new friends.
Department of Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR) – Cares partners with DVR in providing people with disabilities the tools and supports needed for successful employment. Individuals seeking assistance from DVR for employment services can have a dual partnership with Cares. Cares provides the intensive job search and placement services for the individual while DVR provides extra support and some financial services.

Opening Doors and Changing Lives

Easterseals Washington - Workforce Development Program

https://www.easterseals.com/washington/our-programs/employment-training/

We work with transition students and adults of any age who have any disability to assess their skills, prepare for employment, and secure paid community-based jobs. Our Community Inclusion program assists customers who require additional support in order to be most involved and included in their communities. Community Inclusion plans include volunteerism, club membership, and relationship building. Our Workforce Development program is accredited, our employees are well-trained, and we have strong community connections. Our office is in Silverdale, and we cover the entire Kitsap County area and beyond. 

Holly Ridge Center

hollyridge.org/

Professional supported employment agency providing Pre- graduation assessment & employment based opportunities to high school students with disabilities and community-based employment services to adults with (remove differing) disabilities. We are recognized for service in our community since 1963, with a reputation for providing quality customer service to those seeking employment as well as to our community partners who employ local adults.

Peninsula Services

peninsulaservices.org

Employment services for adults with all types of disabilities.

Trillium Employment Services

trillium.org/job-seekers

Trillium Employment Services is a nonprofit organization committed to integrating people with intellectual disabilities into the workforce since 1983. We are one of the pioneering support employment agencies in the United States. Our staff of skilled professionals work closely with businesses and applicants to ensure a quality match and long-term success. Trillium also provides assessments that identify marketable skill; on the job coaching, and ongoing employment supports. Trillium serves individuals who are 21+ and/or in their final years of transition.

Vadis

vadis.org

Supported Employment, School to Work, Job Foundations, Community Inclusion

WorkSource, Kitsap office

www.worksourcewa.com

WorkSource is a career one stop designed to provide a variety of services, to help customers become job ready. We provide assistance with resume review, interviewing techniques, job search strategies, etc., as well as, assistance with training needs. Our goal is to empower customers to overcome unique barriers for employment, and to tachieve their career goals.

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Washington Office of Public Guardianship

https://www.courts.wa.gov/guardianportal/index.cfm?fa=guardianportal.opg

The Office of Public Guardianship (OPG) contracts with Certified Professional Guardians (CPGs) to provide guardianship and other decision making support for low income clients who need them and for whom adequate services may otherwise be unavailable.

Individuals accepted into the program must also be experiencing imminent danger from loss of resources,
at risk of harm and/or are homeless.

Benefit U

benefitu.org

BenefitU offers benefits planning services and resources to people in Kitsap County aged 14 and older who access services through DDA and have goals or questions about their disability related benefits. Initial intakes can be scheduled online via the BenefitU Service Eligibility page. Following intake, qualified individuals who have additional needs or goals will be connected with a Certified Benefits Planner to assist them with navigating their current situation and plan for the future.

In addition to benefits planning services, the BenefitU website is available to all individuals, families, and support professionals and provides a variety of resources and information to help create a better understand of disability related benefits.

For more information on how to get started with BenefitU, click here.

Disability Rights Washington

www.disabilityrightswa.org/

Disability Rights Washington is a private non-profit organization that protects the rights of people with disabilities statewide. Our mission is to advance the dignity, equality, and self-determination of people with disabilities. We work to pursue justice on matters related to human and legal rights.

Kitsap Immigration Assistance Center

kitsapiac.org/

Recognizing the inherent worth and dignity of all people, KIAC works for the well-being and empowerment of immigrants through education, advocacy and social justice.

KIAC envisions a community where everyone, regardless of where they were born, has fair and equitable access to justice, respect and opportunity.

Washington Office of Public Guardianship

https://www.courts.wa.gov/guardianportal/index.cfm?fa=guardianportal.opg

The Office of Public Guardianship (OPG) contracts with Certified Professional Guardians (CPGs) to provide guardianship and other decision making support for low income clients who need them and for whom adequate services may otherwise be unavailable.

Individuals accepted into the program must also be experiencing imminent danger from loss of resources,
at risk of harm and/or are homeless.

Washington State ABLE Savings Plan

You can save and invest up to $16,000 a year (or more if the beneficiary is earning wages from employment) to use towards a wide range of eligible expenses, without impacting benefits. Also, the account’s growth is tax free.
Anyone living in Washington State who developed a qualifying disability before the age of 26 is eligible for an account.

Sign up online at https://www.washingtonstateable.com

Washington State Developmental Disabilities Endowment Trust Fund

ddetf.wa.gov

The DDETF is a supplemental special needs trust program created in 1999 by the Washington State Legislature. The program allows individuals with developmental disabilities, or their families and friends, to establish a special needs trust without impacting their eligibility for services and benefits.

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Communitas

https://www.facebook.com/communitasgroupbremerton/

Adult residential services in a variety of settings.

Bremerton Housing Authority

www.bremertonhousing.org/

BHA provides high-quality, stable and sustainable housing and related services to people who have limited financial means. Their work is to help clients to become economically self-sufficient, while at the same time strengthen communities.

Communitas

Communitas Bremerton

Adult residential services in a variety of settings.

Kitsap Community Resources

www.kcr.org

Community action agency for Kitsap County. Serve 10% of Kitsap residents from birth through to elderly. Programs include Early Learning and Head Start (they will be registering separately); Employment and Training; Housing/Homelessness/Community Support; Veterans assistance; Energy and Rent assistance; Kinship Program for grandparents raising grandchildren; and Food Services.

Kitsap Residences

kitsapresidences.org/

Kitsap Residences provides residential care services to adults with intellectual disabilities. With the motto, “Nothing about me, without me” the aim of our service is to give our clients the freedom to be independent.

Kitsap Tenant Support

www.kitsaphomecare.com

Kitsap Tenant Services has been serving the community since the 1970's. Kitsap Tenant Services supports adult residential services in a variety of settings.

Olympic Neighbors

www.olympicneighbors.org

Creating home and community for people with intellectual developmental disabilities. Started and operate the only Adult Family Home in Jefferson County for people with I/DD.

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Easterseals Washington - Olympic Peninsula Autism Center (OPAC)

https://www.easterseals.com/washington/our-programs/autism-asd-services/autism-center.html

We provide Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) therapy for children of all ages who have an autism diagnosis. Our services are currently center-based, and we will expand to include home-based services by this summer.

Easterseals Washington - Olympic Peninsula Autism Center (OPAC)

https://www.easterseals.com/washington/our-programs/autism-asd-services/autism-center.html

We provide Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) therapy for children of all ages who have an autism diagnosis. Our services are center-based in Silverdale and home-based, and we will likely be expanding to provide other types of therapy in the future.

Kitsap Public Health District

kitsappublichealth.org

Kitsap Public Health Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs is a free program providing support for families and providers taking care of a child who has or is at risk to have a physical, developmental, behavioral or emotional condition. Our goal is to partner with our community to give each child a chance to reach his or her fullest potential. In order to facilitate coordinated care, a public health nurse can listen to your concerns; help a family find or coordinate medical providers and a medical home; help a family or provider access local resources and/or services for the child; provide information about local community resources, including parent support organizations and community coalitions. All children (birth to 18 years) who are at risk for or have a health or developmental condition, and the family needs help with accessing local resources, are eligible for coordination of care, regardless of income. Services may be offered via telephone or through limited home/community visits. Call our office at 360-728-2235 or see resources at https://kitsappublichealth.org/CommunityHealth/CSHCN.php

Kitsap Public Health Nurse Family Partnership Program offers support to pregnant first time moms through early pregnancy into a child's second birthday. The expectant moms benefit by getting the care and support they need to have a healthy pregnancy. At the same time, new mothers develop a close relationship with a nurse who becomes a trusted resource they can rely on for advice on everything from safely caring for their child to taking steps to provide a stable, secure future for them both. Through the partnership, the nurse provides new moms with the confidence and the tools they need not only to assure a healthy start for their babies, but to envision a life of stability and opportunities for success for both mom and child. To enroll or ask about eligibility please call 360-728-2235 or visit https://kitsappublichealth.org/CommunityHealth/pch_nfp.php

Additionally, we are able to provide brief support for families ineligible for Nurse-Family Partnership to help connect them with our community partners and other services specific to pregnant and parenting families. Please call our office or visit https://kitsappublichealth.org/CommunityHealth/pch_family.php

We also offer support to breastfeeding/chest feeding families, those thinking about breastfeeding or those who may be supporting breastfeeding families at https://kitsapsupportsbreastfeeding.com/ or at https://kitsappublichealth.org/CommunityHealth/pch_lactation.php

Our Creative Minds

www.ourcreativemindsinc.com

We are an licensed vendor with DDA. Clients can use their waiver funding to purchase items approved by DDA but not covered by insurance. We can purchase through any catalog.
We help clients purchase incontinence supplies, assistive technology, sensory items, adaptive clothing, adaptive bikes, and more.

Peninsula Community Health Services

www.pchsweb.org

Peninsula Community Health Services was founded in 1987 as a community clinic in downtown Bremerton and became a federally qualified health center (FQHC) in 1995. PCHS includes primary medical, dental, behavioral health counseling, substance use treatment, pharmacy services, and health education and promotion activities for all stages of life. Services are provided to all patients regardless of their insurance status or ability to pay. PCHS patients may qualify for a sliding fee discount based on their household income and family size. PCHS delivers a comprehensive and integrated approach to health care services and has many sites accredited as a Patient-Centered Medical and Dental Home by the Accreditation for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC).

 

Wheel To Walk Foundation

www.wheeltowalk.com

Wheel to Walk Foundation is a non-profit organization that helps children with disabilities, 20 years and younger, obtain medical & adaptive equipment or therapy services not provided by insurance.

 

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Developmental Disabilities Administration

https://www.dshs.wa.gov/dda

The Developmental Disabilities Administration is transforming lives by providing support and fostering partnerships that empower people to live the lives they want. The 2021-2023 Strategic Plan describes our work and expected outcomes to accomplish the mission.

People with developmental disabilities and their families are valued citizens of the state of Washington. The Developmental Disabilities Administration strives to develop and implement public policies that will promote individual worth, self-respect, and dignity such that each individual is valued as a contributing member of the community. The Developmental Disabilities Guiding Values encompasses our vision and values for inclusive communities.

For individuals who meet income and eligibility requirements services include case management services; Community First Choice (personal care); Waiver services which can include respite, specialized medical equipment, community engagement, specialized habilitation, employment supports, and residential support such as adult family homes. There are no age restrictions on eligibility.

Developmental Disabilities Administration

https://www.dshs.wa.gov/dda

The Developmental Disabilities Administration is transforming lives by providing support and fostering partnerships that empower people to live the lives they want. The 2021-2023 Strategic Plan describes our work and expected outcomes to accomplish the mission.

People with developmental disabilities and their families are valued citizens of the state of Washington. The Developmental Disabilities Administration strives to develop and implement public policies that will promote individual worth, self-respect, and dignity such that each individual is valued as a contributing member of the community. The Developmental Disabilities Guiding Values encompasses our vision and values for inclusive communities.

For individuals who meet income and eligibility requirements services include case management services; Community First Choice (personal care); Waiver services which can include respite, specialized medical equipment, community engagement, specialized habilitation, employment supports, and residential support such as adult family homes. There are no age restrictions on eligibility.

Division of Vocational Rehabilitation

https://www.dshs.wa.gov/dvr

Helping individuals with disabilities find employment.

DSHS- Bremerton Community Service Office

www.washingtonconnection.org

Cash, Food Assistance and Classic Medicaid for individuals and families in need.

Kitsap County Aging and Long Term Care

www.agingkitsap.com

Free information and referrals about community services for people age 60+ and support for family/friend caregivers helping another adult of any age (not enrolled in DSHS Medicaid Long Term Care or DDA programs) in Kitsap County. A free consultation with a Dementia Specialist for family/friend caregivers and professionals helping an adult with memory impairment is also available (regardless of Medicaid or DDA enrollment). The consultation offers information to better understand behaviors of the person with memory impairment, strategies to provide care, review of medications, and referrals to additional resources.

Kitsap County Developmental Disabilities

https://www.kitsapgov.com/hs/Pages/DD-Landing.aspx

The Kitsap County Developmental Disabilities Program (KCDD) supports individuals who experience a developmental disability and their families to lead full, integrated, active, and productive lives in Kitsap County. KCDD develops programs, provides funding and administers contracts with local organizations for the provision of early intervention services for infants and toddlers with developmental delays, aged birth the three; high school transition service coordination for youth, ages 19-21, employment and community inclusion services for adults 21 and older. KCDD facilitates community planning, information and education activities relating to services for persons with intellectual/developmental disabilities.

Port Gamble S’Klallam Tribe

www.pgst.nsn.us

The Port Gamble S'Klallam Tribe is a federally-recognized tribe of the S’Klallam people, located on the Kitsap Peninsula in Washington State.
The tribe’s departments include: Career & Education, Children & Family Services, Early Childhood Education, and Health Services.

Social Security Administration

www.ssa.gov

Social Security Administration - We serve all ages helping with Disabilities for adults and children. We also provide financial support with Retirement, Survivor, and Medicare benefits.
For general information go to - https://www.ssa.gov/
To learn about Retirement Benefits go to – https://www.ssa.gov/benefits/retirement/
To learn about Disability Benefits go to – https://www.ssa.gov/benefits/disability/
To learn about Medicare coverage go to - https://www.ssa.gov/benefits/medicare/
Need a Social Security Card go to – https://www.ssa.gov/ssnumber/
To find out if your local office is open go to - https://faq.ssa.gov/en-US/Topic/article/KA-10037

Social Security Disability Benefits

https://www.ssa.gov/benefits/disability/

The Social Security and Supplemental Security Income disability programs provide assistance to people with disabilities.

The Suquamish Tribe

suquamish.nsn.us

The Suquamish is a federally-recognized Native American tribe that owns the Port Madison Indian Reservation in Kitsap County.
The tribe provides various services to families, including early childhood education, human services, health & wellness, and child welfare.

Washington State Health Care Authority (HCA)/Washington Apple Health (Medicaid)

www.hca.wa.gov

In Washington State, Medicaid is called Apple Health. Apple Health provides free or low-cost coverage to individuals who meet the eligibility requirements. Eligibility is based on age, household income, and citizenship or immigration status. Some programs have more eligibility requirements than others. To learn more about eligibility requirements visit hca.wa.gov/apple-health-eligibility.

Washington State Housing Finance Commission

http://wshfc.org/buyers/homechoice.htm

We provide down payment assistance to help Washington residence to bridge the financing gap to homeownership. Additionally we have a special program for households with disabled family members to provide additional down payment assistance, and allow for the funds to be used to minor accessibility modifications to the home.

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Bainbridge Island Metro Park and Recreation District

www.biparks.org

For 50 years the Bainbridge Island Metro Park & Recreation District has served the community through its stewardship of parks, and by providing recreational and cultural programs to Islanders of all ages. The District is committed to providing a wide variety of leisure programs for all ages and interest groups including senior citizens and persons with disabilities. The recreation program is supported in a major way by user fees with your class fees being subsidized by tax dollars.

 

Bainbridge Island Metro Park and Recreation District

www.biparks.org

For 50 years the Bainbridge Island Metro Park & Recreation District has served the community through its stewardship of parks, and by providing recreational and cultural programs to Islanders of all ages. The District is committed to providing a wide variety of leisure programs for all ages and interest groups including senior citizens and persons with disabilities. The recreation program is supported in a major way by user fees with your class fees being subsidized by tax dollars.

 

Bainbridge Island Special Needs Foundation

https://www.bispecialneedsfoundation.org

Stephens House, a full time program for adults with developmental disabilities based in Winslow on Bainbridge Island.

BKATS for Special Olympics Washington

BKATS Sports Website

BKATS Sports is a local organization that works in conjunction with Special Olympics Washington. We have been virtual for the past year doing Stride BKAT Moving Challenges, Winter Wellness Cup, and E-Gaming (supporting via, phone, text, email & Zoom). Next season starts in late March through the first week of June (Also Virtual). If safe and permissible, we hope to have in person sports starting in June sporting events TBA.
Typically, we do year round recreational sports. Locally, training and developing skills, than athletes go onto demonstrate their skills at Area, Regional & State Tournaments. Our next USA Games is scheduled for 2022 in June in Orlando, FL.
We serve ages 8 and up.
New emphasis on Health and Safety Management awareness, education, and opportunities. (Zoom Format)
When sports returns to our Athletes: we will be doing recreational sports, awards & recognition events, socials, attending college & professional sporting events.

 

Boy Scouts USA-Kitsap

seattlebsa.org/kitsap/

Our District has served the greater communities of Bainbridge Island, Seabeck, Crosby, Bremerton, Silverdale, Port Orchard, Belfair, Erlands Point, Kitsap Lake, Indianola, Kingston, Manchester, Olalla, Parkwood, Poulsbo, Suquamish, and Tracyton since January 16, 1857.

With 48 Scouting units with more than 800 registered adult volunteers serving over 1200 youth. Interested in learning more about Scouting? Contact or visit one of the 17 Cub Scout Packs, 26 Scouts BSA Troops, 3 Venturing Crews, or our Sea Scouts or Kitsap County Sheriffs Exploring Posts in our community at Scout Me In.

Boys & Girls Club of South Puget Sound - Bremerton & South Kitsap Clubs

www.bgcsps.org/join-a-club/south-kitsap

www.bgcsps.org/join-a-club/bremerton

Boys & Girls Clubs give kids a place to call their own, where they can have fun, get a hot meal, be creative, be a part of a team, get help with homework, or just hang out with friends. We offer safe, fun, inclusive, and inspiring places that kids and their families count on every day.

Pierce, Kitsap, and Mason counties have nine locations with open doors that offer spaces for children and teens to learn, create, and attain their best in academics, athletics, and more.

Bremerton Parks and Recreation

www.bremertonwa.gov/210/Parks-Recreation

Bremerton Parks & Recreation is committed to enriching the lives of Bremerton citizens with aquatic, athletic and recreational opportunities for persons of all ages and provide safe and attractive parks and facilities for play, health and fitness, enjoyment and celebrations.

Camp Fire Central Puget Sound

campfireseattle.org

We inspire and enable youth of all backgrounds and abilities to discover their spark, value the natural world, and become tomorrow’s leaders, today.

Bainbridge Island Metro Park and Recreation District

www.biparks.org

For 50 years the Bainbridge Island Metro Park & Recreation District has served the community through its stewardship of parks, and by providing recreational and cultural programs to Islanders of all ages. The District is committed to providing a wide variety of leisure programs for all ages and interest groups including senior citizens and persons with disabilities. The recreation program is supported in a major way by user fees with your class fees being subsidized by tax dollars.

 

Easterseals Washington - Camp Stand By Me

https://www.easterseals.com/washington/our-programs/camping-recreation/

Week-long and weekend sessions for children (ages 7 and up) and adults who have any disability at our 17 acre accessible camp in Vaughn, WA.

Girl Scouts of Western Washington

www.girlscoutsww.org

Our mission is to build Girl Scouts of courage, confidence, and character who make the world a better place. At Girl Scouts, they will unleash their inner G.I.R.L. (Go-getter, Innovator, Risk-taker, Leader)! How? Through the Girl Scout Leadership Experience – a collection of engaging, challenging, and fun activities like earning badges, going on awesome trips, selling cookies, exploring science, getting outdoors, and doing community service projects.

Haselwood Family YMCA

https://www.ymcapkc.org

Community support, health and well-being. We serve all ages. Haselwood YMCA is a state of the art facility offering individual and group fitness opportunities as well as programming aimed at all ages that promotes physical and spiritual well-being.

Kitsap County WSU Extension 4H

extension.wsu.edu/kitsap/4-h

Washington State University 4-H Youth Development is developing young people to become productive citizens who are engaged in positive change, meeting the needs of a diverse and changing society.4-H is open to every youth, ages 5 to not yet 19, without discrimination!

Kitsap Sensory Friendly Events/Movies

www.facebook.com/kitsapaccessibleevents

Want to know about Sensory Friendly Events in Kitsap County? Look no further. We offer events for families dealing with ongoing educational/medical needs.

Trips Inc. Special Adventures

tripsinc.com

All-inclusive vacation tours for people with intellectual & developmental disabilities ages 18+.

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Alta Vista Integrated Life Services

www.Altavistalife.com

We provide a wide variety of service to our clients. Including, but not limited to: Traditional Mental Health Counseling, Applied Behavior Analysis, Marriage and Family Therapy, Early childhood education, Early childhood education with behavioral support, Elementary education support, Elementary education support with behavioral support, Social groups, and Respite care. We serve all ages and abilities.

Alta Vista Integrated Life Services

www.Altavistalife.com

We provide a wide variety of service to our clients. Including, but not limited to: Traditional Mental Health Counseling, Applied Behavior Analysis, Marriage and Family Therapy, Early childhood education, Early childhood education with behavioral support, Elementary education support, Elementary education support with behavioral support, Social groups, and Respite care. We serve all ages and abilities.

Apple Tree Therapy LLC

http://appletreeot.com/

Apple Tree Therapy, LLC provides revolutionary occupational therapy treatments for children with special needs (autism, sensory processing disorders, ADHD, learning disabilities, developmental delays and more). It empowers parents with knowledge, training and tools that bring peace of mind. And the kids love it! We work with children birth to 18.

The Aubin Aphasia Speech and Language Center

www.aaslc.net

We offer speech therapy for all ages. Telehealth services as well as in person sessions are available. 

Catholic Community Services (Kitsap County & Peninsula)

ccsww.org/get-help/child-youth-family-services/family-behavioral-health/bremerton-family-behavioral-health

Employees and volunteers serve and support poor and vulnerable people through the provision of quality, integrated services and housing. Focus is on those individuals, children, families, and communities struggling with poverty and the effects of intolerance and racism.
Catholic Community Services and Catholic Housing Services offer a variety of programs and services to assist children, youth and families in need. Several programs offer housing for families with children.

Child Care Aware of the Olympic Peninsula

www.childcareaware.org/child-care-search-result/?OrgName=Child+Care+Aware+of+the+Olympic+Peninsula+%28at+Child+Care+Action+Council%29&NameID=458&API_Method=GetProviderDetails

They advance a child care system that effectively serves all children and families.

Their work is strengthened by a national network of child care resource and referral agencies and diverse members and partners.

Easterseals Washington - Gateway Adult Services

https://www.easterseals.com/washington/our-programs/adult-services/adult-services.html

We provide center-based adult health & recreation services in East Bremerton. Services include health monitoring, exercise programs, assistive technology and digital literacy, nutrition, transportation coordination, and more.

Harbor Speech Pathology

www.harborspeech.com

Harbor Speech Pathology treats patients of all ages with various speech, language, cognitive, swallowing, and voice disorders.

Home Care Referral Registry

www.hcrr.wa.gov/default.htm

The Home Care Referral Registry matches Washington State residents who receive publicly funded in-home care services with screened and pre-qualified home care workers.

Alta Vista Integrated Life Services

www.Altavistalife.com

We provide a wide variety of service to our clients. Including, but not limited to: Traditional Mental Health Counseling, Applied Behavior Analysis, Marriage and Family Therapy, Early childhood education, Early childhood education with behavioral support, Elementary education support, Elementary education support with behavioral support, Social groups, and Respite care. We serve all ages and abilities.

Kitsap Home Care Services

www.kitsaphomecare.com

Kitsap Home Care Services is an established and well-respected, locally owned agency providing quality home care services at an affordable price! We are a division of Kitsap Tenant Services, which has been serving the community since the 1970's.

Kitsap Mental Health Services

www.kitsapmentalhealth.org/get-help/children-youth-families/wise/

WISe (Wrap around intensive services) ages 5 to 21.

WISe is designed to surround at risk kids and their families with the intensive mental health assistance they need. WISe is highly customized for each individual and is available in home, and in convenient community settings.

Families participating in WISe work with trained professionals to help guide and drive all aspects of care, following a plan that builds on the kid’s and family’s strengths. WISe team members may include natural supports (such as family and friends) and professionals including school counselors.

Referrals for participation in the WISe program can be made by youth and their families, and from providers and community members. To refer or to request WISe services, please call the WISe Team at 360-404-4010 and request a “screen”. You will then be contacted by a WISe staff member to talk about whether WISe services are right for you.

Lutheran Community Services (Bremerton-South Puget Sound)

lcsnw.org/office/bremerton

They offer parenting education, child development activities, support groups, resource fairs, community referrals and connections to basic needs like food, clothing, health care, housing and employment. Caring and committed staff represent the communities and cultures they serve. A respite program for military families who have children with special needs is offered in the South Puget Sound district.

ResCare HomeCare

www.allwayscaring.com/locations/Washington/Silverdale/220/

Care always feels more comfortable at home. That is why our home care is always designed around an individual’s needs in their own living space. From short-term and transitional to life-long complex care, All Ways Caring ensures that individuals can continue to live independently with dignity in familiar surroundings, while receiving expert, compassionate care. From caregivers you can trust.

Miles ABA

www.milesaba.com

Provides ABA services to those with Autism Spectrum Disorders, PDD-NOS, and other areas of need.

Access Van with the lift out and a man using a wheelchair on the lift, getting on the van.

Alta Vista Integrated Life Services

www.Altavistalife.com

We provide a wide variety of service to our clients. Including, but not limited to: Traditional Mental Health Counseling, Applied Behavior Analysis, Marriage and Family Therapy, Early childhood education, Early childhood education with behavioral support, Elementary education support, Elementary education support with behavioral support, Social groups, and Respite care. We serve all ages and abilities.

Paratransit Services

http://www.paratransit.net/nemt.html

Non-Emergency Medical Transportation (NEMT) is a federally-mandated program managed in the State of Washington by the State Health Care Authority. It is a program that provides transportation to and from Medicaid-covered appointments for Medicaid clients. It also provides transportation assistance in the form of bus passes and fuel vouchers.

Kitsap County Supported Programs

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