Community Support

If you're experiencing a crisis or in need of immediate assistance, dial 9-1-1 or any of the following resources: 

For general resource information, you can dial 2-1-1 on your phone to ask about local community resources. Or, click a bar below to find links to resources in our community.


Meals at School

Families can apply for free- or reduced-price school breakfast and lunch  to qualify for discounted fees and a variety of community programs.

Community Meal Programs

Organizations across our community offer meal programs. Download a flier that shows free meals in Kitsap County.

Our area has several organizations that offer food pantries:

Central Kitsap Food Bank
Hours: Mon. to Fri., 10 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Location: 3537 Anderson Hill Road, Silverdale
Phone: 360-692-9818

Bremerton Foodline
Hours: Mon. to Fri., 10 a.m. – 1:15 p.m.
Location: 1600 12th Street, Bremerton
Phone: 360-479-6188

Salvation Army
Hours: Mon. to Fri., 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Location: 1137 Callow Ave., Bremerton
Phone: 360-373-5550

St. Vincent DePaul
Hours: Mon. to Fri., 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Location: 1137 Callow Ave., Bremerton
Phone: 360-479-7017

North Kitsap Fishline
Hours: Mon., Tues, Thurs., Fri., 10 a.m.–3p.m; Wed. 1–7 p.m.
Location: 19705 Viking Ave NW, Poulsbo
Phone: 360-779-5190


Clothing & Hygiene

Ask your school counselor about additional services that partner with the school.

New Beginnings Closet
Provides free children’s clothing size infant to teen to support foster, adoptive and low income families.
Location: 4171 Wheaton Way #7, Bremerton

Hours: Wed. 9:30am-1:30pm; Fri. 3pm-7pm; Sun. 2pm-4pm
Phone: 360-265-3398

Silverdale United Methodist Church
Clothing bank has men’s, women’s youth, baby and professional clothing.
Location: 982 Silverdale Way, Silverdale
Hours: Mon. 9 a.m.–4p.m.; Thur. 9 a.m.–4 p.m.
Phone: 360-692-9813

Coffee Oasis Youth clothing, hygiene items, showers and laundry.
Location: 837 4th Street, Bremerton, WA 98337
Phone: 360-377-5560

Standup for Kids Kitsap

Provides clothes, blankets, hot meals, and hygiene items when available for homeless youth.
Location: Call for location
Hours: 24 hours daily
Phone: 360- 286-1502 

Housing Assistance

Kitsap County Housing Solutions Center helps families who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless. They work with 20 local agencies to place families at shelters and provide rental assistance.

Kitsap Community Resources (Main HSC Center)

1201 Park Avenue

Bremerton, WA 98337

Coffee Oasis (Serving ages 13-25)

837 4th Street, Bremerton, WA 98337


North Kitsap Fishline

787 Liberty Lane NW

Poulsbo, WA 98370


Please also note that our students who lack a fixed, regular and adequate nighttime home may qualify for extra help. Please visit the district’s page on services for homeless students for more information. 


Salvation Army

Offers emergency shelter 7 nights a week 7 p.m. to 7 a.m., as well as laundry, clothing and other homeless support.

Location: 832 Sixth Street

Phone: 360-373-5550

Coffee Oasis

Offers laundry and shower services, as well as emergency shelter for teens age 16 to 20.

Location: 837 4th Street, Bremerton, WA 98337

Phone: 360-377-5560

Severe Weather Shelter

For open status, call 2-1-1. Open when temperatures are expected to be  32 degrees or colder for four or more hours, if an inch of snow is expected or if an inch of rain is expected between noon and 6 a.m. the next day. Locations include Silverdale United Methodist Church. 

Health & Wellness

Apple Health is the Washington State Medicaid Program

Kitsap Community Resources offers services for families and children

The YMCA offers programs for youth both during and after the school year

West Sound Free Clinic, provides free medical care to uninsured and under-insured. Located at the Salvation Army in Bremerton.

Mental Health

    Mental Health Services in Central Kitsap 

Peninsula Community Health Services  (PCHS)

PCHS has partnered with local schools in our district to provide primary medical and behavioral health services to students and their families. Giving kids and teens access to health centers at
school puts them in a better position to learn.

School-based health centers provides a crucial
link between health and education, improving
outcomes for students in both areas. With youth-
focused health education and services available at school, students are more likely to stay healthy,
feel supported, be in class ready to learn, and


Esquire Hills Elementary

Fairview Middle School

Klahowya Secondary School

Olympic High School

Barker Creek Community School

Other Mental Health Services in Central Kitsap 

Military Resource Only
(866) 854-0638

Internet Access

Discounts for families with financial obstacles to getting internet access may qualify for programs through WAVE or Comcast. Families can qualify with a letter of approval for free- or reduced-cost lunches or if they receive other state assistance. Visit the links below for program applications:

The federal Emergency Broadband Benefit (EBB) program may also be able to help households struggling to afford internet service during the COVID-19 pandemic.


Resources for Military Families

School Liaison Officer

The School Liaison oversees child and youth programs and interfaces with local schools. 

  • Phone: 360-396-5139

Domestic Violence Counseling

This office provides counseling, advice, and assistance for victims of domestic abuse.

  • Phone: 360-315-3045

Family Victims Advocate

Family Victims Advocates assist victims in obtaining legal counsel, treatment, and mental health services.

  • Phone: 360-315-3074 or 360-396-5451

Chaplain’s Office

Navy Chaplains provide spiritual, crisis, and substance abuse counseling.

  • Bangor: 360-396-6005

  • Bremerton: 360-476-2183

  • Jackson Park: 360-476 7445 ex26

Substance Abuse Rehabilitation Program

This program provides counseling and rehabilitation services for drug or alcohol abusers.

  • Phone: 360 315-3901

Outpatient Crisis Intervention Program

the Outpatient Crisis Intervention Program, Naval Hospital Mental Heath Dept. provides classes and counseling for persons experiencing crisis which are affecting their personal or professional lives.

  • Phone: 360-475-4281

Child counseling services

Eligible students can access Military & Family Life Counselors (MFLC) at school. Visit our MFLC page for details.

Navy Region Northwest Child Counseling Services, Fleet and Family Support Center at Keyport or Bangor provides counseling by state licensed clinicians for military children in an individual, family, or group settings. Counselors specifically address:

  • Discipline issues
  • School behavior problems
  • Anger management
  • Social withdrawal
  • Witness to domestic violence
  • Child abuse or neglect
  • Grief and loss

Counselors and therapists are also available to consult with parents and school staff.

Navy Sexual Assault Victim Intervention Program

Volunteer victim advocates are on call 24/7 and have been trained to assist victims of sexual trauma.

  • Phone: 360-315-3075