Health and Resource Center
- Peer support
- substance use disorder services including resource navigation, Narcan distribution and training, connection to medication assisted therapy and other treatment options
- on site health services provided by a registered nurse
- access to telehealth services
- navigation to mental health services
- navigation to job coaching and vocational services (in partnership with Peer Seattle)
- case managers/systems navigators to assist with benefits and insurance
- housing navigators to assist with finding and maintaining stable housing
The HRC will be open to the public, but it will work in close coordination with the City’s new Community Court when it begins operations. It will also be a resource for the City’s Fire CARES team, Police Navigator, and North Kitsap Recovery Navigator (R.E.A.L) program. Individuals will be welcome to the HRC regardless of income, insurance status, and existing providers; however access will be restricted to those who live or work in the North Kitsap area.
Housing is an essential part of recovery. As a part of this grant application, the City is requesting funding for housing vouchers for low income individuals participating in case management through the Center and funding to enable Kitsap Homes of Compassion to open a 5-bedroom accredited recovery house in the North Kitsap area. (KHOC will secure funding for a home; OCH funds will be used to cover start up/opening expenses and some staff costs.) Access to this house will be restricted to participants in Community Court and who are engaged with the HRC.
The City is proud to partner with Peer Washington, Kitsap County Public Health, the Kitsap County Prosecutor’s Office, Kitsap Homes of Compassion, Kitsap Mental Health Services, Believe in Recovery, and Olympic Peninsula Health Services as part of this application. If funds are granted, we will be working with Olympic College’s BSN program/student groups to offer opportunities for population health assessment and fieldwork projects. (BSN students will help the program by conducting an assessment of the community, collecting statistics, and creating an action plan for meeting specific needs.)
For examples of other Resource Centers connected with Community Court Programs click here:
For information about the Olympic Community of Health funding opportunity, and to learn about the OCH’s mission to address health disparities and improve individual and population health, click here.
Funding decisions will be made in June, 2023. We are pleased to be a part of this process!