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EDUCATIONAL AND YOUTH PROGRAMS

Housing Kitsap works closely with the Bremerton and Central Kitsap School Districts, community partners, our own staff and volunteers to provide onsite educational opportunities and links to resources that assist you in your goals.  We supervise an after-school Homework Club and house one of Olympic Educational Service District’s Head Start Home Visitors at our Nollwood site.  We also provide a teen leadership program to assist youth in their individual educational and career goals.  Additional programs include adult classes that assist residents in developing life skills.


Homework ClubHelping youth complete their school assignments and achieve academically is important to us.  We offer tutoring and mentoring leadership to youth from kindergarten through high school.  Homework Club is currently located at our Nollwood Apartments.  Call us for our hours of operation or to register your student.


Teen ChallengeThis program is open to all youth living in our Public Housing who are 13-18 years old.  We meet twice monthly to discuss subjects that are of interest to teens such as abstaining from drug use, conflict management, goal setting, interviewing techniques, and saving for that first car.  Youth are involved in service learning projects in the community, annual college campus tours and summer work experiences.  As a reward for their participation in the program Teen Challenge members attend a fun summer camping trip.


Head StartPartnering with the Olympic Educational Service District has allowed us to provide a Head Start Home Visitor to help families prepare for public education.  The Home Visitor assists with parenting skills and provides links to resources that promote healthy lifestyles for all family members.  Every two weeks families come together for a lunch socialization event where they can play and learn with their children.


Adult LearningWhether you are looking for a job, trying to balance a budget or want to incorporate a healthier lifestyle in your home, Housing Kitsap wants to help.  Call our Resident Services Coordinator for more information at (360)535-6152.

HEALTH SERVICES

Because health is so essential to our ability to age-in-place and achieve our economic and personal goals, Housing Kitsap links residents with resources and offers a variety of onsite presentations. Seniors are offered educational workshops in nutrition, fall prevention, and exercise to name a few.  They are also provided transportation to the annual Older Americans Conference where they can speak directly with health providers who provide services and information.


Additionally, Housing Kitsap partners with the Olympic Community College’s RN-BSN Nursing Program to work directly with our families.  Their field work assists in developing health programs relevant to the concerns of our families.

EMPLOYMENT SERVICES

Adult job seekers are provided with referrals to participate in community-based basic computer literacy workshops and links to help them succeed in their self-sufficiency goals such as acquiring their GED, and developing their financial and literacy skills.  Our Community Service Requirement program puts residents into volunteer positions that increase employable skills and connect residents to community organizations.


VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

We are always looking for volunteers to help us provide services to as many families and seniors as possible. If you are looking for an exciting and rewarding volunteer experience, and you are interested in joining our fun team of volunteers, please call our resident services coordinator at (360)535-6152. We have current opportunities in our Public Housing communities for Senior Services Volunteers, Adult Services Volunteers, Youth Services Volunteers, and Mentors for teens and youth.