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Housing, Health and Human Services Department

The Housing, Health and Human Services Department considers matters related to the health and well being of Poulsbo residents, with an emphasis on affordable housing, public health, and behavioral health related issues (mental health and substance use disorders). The Department works closely with City and County agencies and nonprofits to respond to COVID-19. It also works with the Poulsbo Police Department to support the Police Navigator program, which pairs police with a behavioral health specialist to follow up to calls involving behavioral health issues. The department also provides project management for the new Poulsbo Fire CARES program, an innovative City/Fire Department initiative providing behavioral health assistance in the field for first responders in North Kitsap and Bainbridge Island. More information hereopens PDF file .

The Department works with volunteers at North Point Church in Poulsbo to help people connect to COVID-19 vaccine appointments. We’re especially eager to help seniors without internet access and people with limited English skills. 360-394-9795.

Helpful Links:

The Housing, Health and Human Services Committee meets twice a month and the public is always welcome. Meeting schedule, agendas, and minutes here: https://cityofpoulsbo.com/city-council-council-committees/housing-health-human-services/

The Housing, Health and Human Services Department works closely with Kitsap Public Health, the Department of Emergency Management, local providers and local volunteers to help connect Poulsbo residents with COVID 19-related resources.

Information about weekly Friday COVID testing at Poulsbo City Hall  here: https://www.kitsapgov.com/Pages/Kitsap-COVID-19-Test-Site.aspx

Information about a recent Poulsbo COVID pop up clinic here: https://www.kitsapdailynews.com/news/50-seniors-get-covid-19-shots-at-pop-up-event/

Individuals looking for food, employment, rental, and utility assistance are encouraged to call client services at Fishline 360-779-5190. Hot and nutritious meals, served to-go, are available at Gateway Church on the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th Saturdays of each month at 11:30 a.m.

2021 Poulsbo Fire CARES Program

The City of Poulsbo is partnering with Poulsbo Fire and Olympic Community Clinic, in 2021, to support Poulsbo Fire CARES, an innovative program to provide behavioral health assistance to North Kitsap and Bainbridge residents.  The goal of the CARES program is to connect individuals with mental health issues, mental illness, and substance use disorders to appropriate care and services–and to reduce the impact of these kinds of calls on other first responders and departments. Our program is funded by the Kitsap County treatment tax. More information about the pilot program here: https://www.poulsbofirecares.com/

Contact:

Housing, Health and Human Services Department
Director: Kim Hendrickson
200 NE Moe St. – 3rd Floor
Poulsbo, WA 98370

Phone: (360) 394-9794
Email: kimberlyh@cityofpoulsbo.comcreate new email