Recovery Resource Center
The City of Poulsbo has received funding from the Olympic Community of Health to create a Recovery Resource Center (RRC) intended to serve individuals with substance use disorders and co-occurring health conditions in the North Kitsap area. The RRC, during its pilot year, will operate in Poulsbo and be open Thursdays from 10am to 4pm. Visitors to the RRC will be able to access—without an appointment—a variety of services:
- Peer support
- substance use disorder services including evaluation, resource navigation, Narcan distribution, connection to medication assisted therapy and other treatment options
- on site health services provided by a registered nurse
- access to telehealth services
- mental health services
- case managers/systems navigators to assist with benefits and insurance
- housing navigators to assist with finding and maintaining housing.
The RRC will be open to the public, but it will work in close coordination with Poulsbo Municipal Court. It will also be a resource for the Fire CARES teams, Police Navigator, and the North Kitsap Recovery Navigator (R.E.A.L) program. Individuals will be welcome in the RRC 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, the City will work with 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 people who are engaged with the RRC.
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, AMFM Healthcare, Believe in Recovery, and Olympic Peninsula Health Services as part of this project. We welcome other partners too! Please contact Kim at (360) 394-9794 to learn more about this effort.
For examples of other Resource Centers connected with 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.