As we enter our 81st year, we continue to look at how we can leverage resources and make investments that will help people move across the bridge to prosperity. Because of you, we are making progress:
•By creating a trauma informed community, fewer children will experience Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs). Kitsap Strong is reaching out to pediatricians, educators, caregivers, parents & community members creating a better understanding of the lifelong effects of these negative influences.
•90% of our high school students will graduate and at least 70% will go on to post-high school training - apprenticeships, technical school, or college - a result of Graduate Kitsap and Mason (GKM). A collective impact project, GKM is an outgrowth of Kitsap Strong, involving community and school district leaders. These skilled graduates will meet the future employment needs of our community.
•The Homes for All collaboration introduced Tiny Cottages as affordable housing units to meet transitional, emergency and temporary needs. Placed in a village setting around a communal kitchen and bathroom/shower facility and case management, these cottages will provide security; an address; and warm, dry, private lodging to help people get back on their feet.
•Volunteer Kitsap provides a wide variety of ways that you can help others and teach your children the value of volunteering and the importance of Living United.
•Peninsula’s 2-1-1 referral service receives nearly 2000 calls per month from people simply looking for answers, when they have nowhere else to turn.
Because of you, we are making steady progress working with other organizations: collaborating, building coalitions, bringing problem solvers together to find answers.
We win by Living United. By forging unlikely partnerships. By finding new solutions to old problems. By mobilizing the best resources. And by inspiring you to join with us as we fight for what matters; the Health, Education and Financial Stability of everyone in Kitsap County.