Resources To Help Individuals
From testing sites to the latest data - these resources are intended for citizens of Kitsap and North Mason Counties, during the COVID-19 pandemic. Submit a resource here.
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Information on COVID-19
Kitsap Public Health COVID-19 Resources
Report Businesses in Violation
ASL Video Series on COVID-19
Have a referral from a healthcare provider or public health official;
Accept a series of conditions that include non-weapons, alcohol or illicit drugs;
Understand if those who do not follow the rules of the facility will be asked to leave; and
Please understand that if you leave these voluntary facilities on your own, you will not be reinstated.
Peninsula Community Health Services offers low-cost care for the uninsured.
Washington Health Plan Finder has information about health insurance coverage.
Dealing with COVID
Most of us have experienced some level of stress and anxiety during the COVID-19 outbreak, whether due to concern for the health of our families or disruption of work and school routines. Here are some tips and resources to deal with during this difficult time:
The federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration operates a disaster relief helpline specifically for people experiencing emotional distress related to disasters like this. Get to the helpline at 1-800-985-5990, or text TalkWithUs to 66746.
The local crisis line is also available at 1-888-910-0416 and by chat.
The Centers for Disease Control provides some tips for managing stress and anxiety
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration offers tips for dealing with stress during an infectious disease outbreak
National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) has a resource and information guide COVID-19
La Washington state chapter of NAMI has a COVID-19 resource page
Moderate Your News Consumption: It is very important to be well informed, but spending too much time looking at or reading information about the outbreak can increase your level of anxiety. Try taking breaks, even from social media.
Take care of your body: make sure you exercise regularly, eat healthy meals, get enough sleep, and avoid alcohol and drug use.
Stay connected: social distancing doesn't have to mean social isolation. Talk to people you trust about your concerns and how you feel.
Kitsap Mental Health offers crisis support and other services.
Activities to do while staying home
Bloedel Reserve has a virtual tour available.
Kitsap Regional Library allows you to download e-books for free.
SeaDiscovery Center (Poulsbo) has virtual tours
The Burke Museum has online visits and activities for kids
Visit a zoo or theme park virtually.
Look at these crafts for kids.
Oceans Initiative has a virtual marine biology camp.
Hogwarts is Here was created by a group of creative and passionate Harry Potter fans who came together and created a worldwide social network of online wizards. Create a character and dive into Hogwarts and the Harry Potter universe, including "classes" in your favorite magical themes.
The new weekly PBS KIDS newsletter offers tips and activities for parents to use to help children play and learn at home. Sign up here! The PBS KIDS 24/7 channel offers anytime access to reliable educational series for children ages 2-8. The PBS KIDS Video app is available on mobile devices, tablets, and connected TV devices and offers on-demand educational videos and a live stream from the PBS KIDS channel 24/7. No subscription required. The PBS KIDS Games app offers nearly 200 educational games, which can be downloaded for offline play anytime, anywhere. Learn more.
Food and Meals
Bainbridge Island Helpline House
Belfair Community Food Pantry
Central Kitsap Food Bank
North Kitsap Fishline
North Mason Food Bank
Seabeck Mobile Food Pantry
Sharenet Food Bank - Kingston
South Kitsap Helpline
Emergency school meal service, is available to those under 18 or up to 21 if enrolled in a special services program; No registration or registration is required; Breakfast and lunch from Monday to Friday.
Meals to Go Program – Senior community meal customers can pick up five (5) frozen meals once a week. Meal pickup is 11:45 a.m. at 12:15 p.m. on the sites and days listed below. Reservations are required by calling the office no later than 2:00 pm one business day before pickup. Eligible seniors (age 60 and over) who need it should call the office to apply.
Burley Community Hall, 14853 Burley Ave. SE, Burley (Must book before 2pm the previous Thursday)
Pinewood Manor Apartments, 280 Sylvan Way, East Bremerton (Must book before 2pm the previous Thursday)
Conifer Ridge Apartments, 1721 Fricrest Dr. SE, Port Orchard
Silverdale United Methodist Chursh, 9982 Silverdale Way NW, Silverdale
Bainbridge Senior Center, 370 Brien Dr. SE
Meal delivery program – All older homebound clients will receive up to seven (7) frozen meals delivered once a week by our dedicated volunteers and staff. Contactless deliveries are based on social distancing guidelines. Eligible older adults (age 60 and over) who need it can apply for the service as resources remain available. Contact the Meals on Wheels Kitsap office at 360-377-8511 or toll free at 888-877-8511 for details.
For additional information on program services for seniors throughout Kitsap County, visit www.mealsonwheelskitsap.org.
The City of Poulsbo, Empact Northwest, Gateway Fellowship, and Poulsbo Fishline's “Poulsbo Cares” is an initiative to address some of the COVID-19 related needs of North Kitsap residents by helping Poulsbo residents who cannot leave their homes to buy free meals twice a day for anyone with financial difficulties in North Kitsap , and provide meals, showers, internet, and laundry for homeless or transitory people. To request assistance, call the City of Poulsbo HELP line at (360) 517-5037. Assistance can also be requested online through Empact Northwest. Volunteer requests are welcome, but cannot always be met.
Invoice, Utility and Connectivity Services
Will not suspend service to residential or small business customers due to their inability to pay their bills due to interruptions caused by the coronavirus pandemic;
Waive any late fees incurred by residential or small business customers due to their economic circumstances related to the coronavirus pandemic; and
Open your Wi-Fi access points to any American who needs them.
Artist Trust is offering grants of $ 500- $ 5,000. If you are a needy artist, please apply The COVID-19 Artist Trust Relief Fund, is a rapid response grant for Washington state artists affected by COVID-19.
Kitsap Credit Union is offering loans of up to $5,000 for an APR as low as 0% for 12 months.
Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) provides temporary cash for needy families. Some families participate in the WorkFirst program. The WorkFirst program helps participants find and keep jobs.
KIAC has established an Emergency Assistance Program, to help its most vulnerable clients who have no other options. Their focus is to provide answers, resources, and referrals when possible. But, when hunger or homelessness is imminent, KIAC will be there to help, with food and rental assistance.
you can configure it online. See if you are eligible for an Economic Impact Payment. Learn more.
Caring for children or elderly
Crisis Center of the Peninsula
Child and family therapist April Luman offers advice to parents on how to talk to their children about COVID-19, watch video. There are additional topics from the same therapist to help parents deal with children's problems during Stay Home, click here for more information.
Family Caregiver Alliance has a page with resources and articles related to the coronavirus that will be of interest to caregivers and those in charge.
The Alzheimer's Association has a 24/7 phone line, 1-800-272-3900, for families caring for someone with memory problems during COVID-19 and beyond.
Kitsap County Aging and Long-Term Care and Senior Assistance Phone Line: (360) 337-5700 or 1-800-562-6418.
Benefits for front-line responders
Costco is temporarily allowing priority access to our warehouses for Costco members who are health care workers and first responders, such as police officers, emergency medical technicians, and firefighters. Healthcare workers and first responders who present a Costco membership card and official ID of their role will be able to come to the front of any line to enter the warehouse.
Kitsap Regional Library allows you to download e-books for free.
Check out the Olympic Education Service District teaching and learning directory.
Review the Parent’s Guide to Virtual Learning: 4 actions to improve your child's experience with online learning.
Frog Tutoring offers online instruction for K-12.
Find College and Career Resources information on FAFSA / WASFA virtual assistance through Graduate Strong.
Obtain virtual FAFSA/WASFA assistance with Graduate Strong Financial Aid Navigators.
Harvard University has 57 free online classes.
Yale University is offering a free course, the Science of Well-Being.
Nikon offers free online photography courses until April.