Children of the Nations

Children of the Nations (COTN) is a non-profit organization dedicated to raising children out of poverty and hopelessness so they can become leaders who transform their nations.  Founded in Kitsap County in 1995, we currently provide care to orphaned and destitute children in Sierra Leone, Malawi, Uganda, the Dominican Republic, and Haiti.  By partnering with local people, we establish Children’s Homes (for orphans) and Village Partnership Programs (to benefit orphans and children living with destitute families or caregivers who cannot properly provide for them).  The programs and services we provide include education, nutrition, medical care, and community development initiatives such as agriculture, clean water projects, skills training, and more.  COTN believes true, lasting, and meaningful change to a nation beings with children, so they are the mission.  COTN stands apart from other organizations in our goal not to just provide relief, but rather to empower nationals to a life of self-sustainability.

Categories: Family, Community, Civic Org.

Tags: childrennon-profitorphansself-sustainability

11992 Clear Creek Rd NW
Silverdale, WA 98383 United States

Website

360-633-2898

Cultural Arts Foundation Northwest

The Cultural Arts Foundation NW, a non-profit organization since 1985, has been dedicated to encouraging the arts, furthering creative potential, and involving the community in the enjoyment and appreciation of the arts in Kitsap County. Through support and sponsorship of the annual Poulsbo Arts Festival and the Art in the Woods Studio Tour, CAFNW showcases the achievements and varied talents for the enjoyment of all our residents and visitors alike.

Categories: Arts, Culture, Entertainment, EventsFamily, Community, Civic Org.

Tags: artart festivalart in the woodsdancedramagrantmusicscholarshipsculpture

Dispute Resolution Center of Kitsap County

The Dispute Resolution Center (DRC) of Kitsap County began in 1990 when a group of professional mediators, attorneys, and educators formed a small agency to help neighbors solve disputes peacefully and out-of-court. Since that time, we’ve grown into a major community service agency with services all across Kitsap County. We help clients in schools, at the Kitsap Juvenile Center, Small Claims Court, behavioral health centers, and many other community settings.

Categories: Family, Community, Civic Org.

Tags: behavioral healthcommunitydisputejuvenilemediatorspeacefulresolutionschoolssmall claims court

9004 Washington Ave. NW
Silverdale, WA 98383 

Website

360-698-0968

Fishline Food Bank & Comprehensive Services

Fishline serves the North Kitsap Community by providing food, emergency services and resources to transform lives. We now have a dozen new agencies providing services upstairs, including: PCHS Dental Clinic, American Legion, KCR Housing Solutions Center, DSHS, Dispute Resolution Center, Kitsap Mental Health, Kitsap Sexual Assault, Crime Victims Assistance, Division of Aging & Long-Term Care, Sound Job Works and the YWCA DV Hotline.

Categories: Family, Community, Civic Org.

Tags: adultsbudgetingchildrenchildren serviceseducationemergency servicesemploymentfoodhealthhousing servicesresourcestransportation servicesutility services

19705 Viking Avenue NW
Poulsbo, WA 98370 

Website

360-779-4191

Girl Scouts of Western Washington

We continue the Girl Scout mission of building girls of courage, confidence, and character who make the world a better place. We’re the preeminent leadership development organization for girls. And with programs for girls from coast to coast and across the globe, Girl Scouts offers every girl a chance to do something amazing. Our Peninsula Regional serves girls of Kitsap, Mason, Grays Harbor, Jefferson, and Clallam Counties.

Categories: Family, Community, Civic Org.

Tags: girl scoutsleadershipyouth

Kitsap Regional Library

The Poulsbo community has had a library in one form or another since the early 1900s. The City of Poulsbo operated a city library until the mid-1980s, when the city voted to annex into the Kitsap Regional Library district. In 1998, voters in North Kitsap approved a bond to expand and remodel the Poulsbo branch library, and the new building opened in 2001. Poulsbo is one of the busiest branches in the system, used by city residents as well as many patrons from other Kitsap communities who find it conveniently located.

Categories: Family, Community, Civic Org.

Tags: bookschildrenlibrarymagazinesreadingsummer learning

700 NE Lincoln Rd
Poulsbo, WA 98370 

Website

360-779-2915

Kiwanis Club of Greater Poulsbo

Kiwanis International brings the world together — one community at a time. Today, we stand with more than 600,000 members in more than 80 countries from Kiwanis to Key Club to Circle K and beyond. Each community has different needs, and Kiwanis empowers members to pursue creative ways to serve the needs of children through local service projects and fundraising.

Categories: Family, Community, Civic Org.

Tags: childrencommunitykidsneeds

Poulsbo Farmers Market

The Poulsbo Farmers Market is a long-season, outdoor market featuring regional farmers, crafters and food processors showcasing some of the freshest, most local products available.

Some market facts:

    • The market hosted about 35 vendors each Saturday, last season.
    • Nearly 30,000 customer visits were recorded in 2014.
    • In both 2010 and 2011, Poulsbo was nominated by the Washington State Farmers Market Association as Farmers Market of the Year.
    • The PFM is known for events such as Tomato Taste-Off, the Harvest Dinner and the Pumpkin Party
    • Every week a local act performs live music at the market, featuring everything from country and the Blues to jazz, ragtime, and gypsy fiddle tunes.
  • Smaller events include talks from visiting authors, chef demonstrations, and classes on subjects like preserving food, beekeeping, gardening and icecream making.

Categories: Family, Community, Civic Org.

Tags: craftsfarmersfoodfreshmarketproduce

Poulsbo Village Shopping Center

Poulsbo Village has the finest collection of retail stores and specialty shops West of Seattle! El Huarache Mexican Restaurant, Pho T&N, Coast Do It Best Hardware, Toys Etc, and Harrison’s Comfort Footwear are just some of the nearly 50 stores and restaurants you’ll find at Poulsbo Village. Surround yourself with fashion, food, and fun at North Kitsap’s #1 shopping center.

Categories: Family, Community, Civic Org.

Tags: restaurantsretailshopping

19351 8th Ave NE, Suite 209
Poulsbo, WA 98370 

Website

360-779-2279

Poulsbo Yacht Club

Poulsbo Yacht Club was founded in 1956 to promote pleasure boating activities in Puget Sound and currently has more than 425 members, with approximately 55% enjoying power boating, while the remaining members are sailors.  At PYC, we have a strong representation of long distance (sail) cruisers and predicted log (power) racers.  PYC is an “equal member” yacht club, in that both husband and wife must join.
Poulsbo Yacht Club is located in Poulsbo, Washington, a small town of roughly 10,000 people with a strong Nordic tradition.  Its charming “small town flavor” is embraced with pride in our club.

Categories: Family, Community, Civic Org.

Tags: clubsailingyacht

18129 Fjord Dr NE, Ste T
Poulsbo, WA 98370 

Website

360-779-3116

Poulsbo/North Kitsap Rotary Club

The Poulsbo-North Kitsap Rotary Club became 40 years old in 2016. Sponsored by the Rotary Club of Bainbridge Island and the Rotary Club of Silverdale, the Poulsbo-North Kitsap Rotary Club was chartered by Rotary International on November 11, 1976 with 25 original members. The Charter Night celebration was held at the Poplars Restaurant in Silverdale, where our club became one of 57 clubs in what was then Rotary District 502. Our first fundraiser was an Easter Pancake Breakfast. Our first projects consisted of picnic tables for public parks in Poulsbo, Kingston, and at Buck Lake in Hansville, and bookshelves for the Martha and Mary Nursing Home in Poulsbo.

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Poulsbo, WA 98370 

Website

360-620-1941

Sons of Norway Lodge #44

The Sons of Norway Fraternal Benefit Society was established in 1895 to preserve the best of the Norwegian heritage and culture.

The Sons of Norway has (as of December 31, 2005) over 60,000 members across the United States, Canada, and Norway who belong to over 400 locally-governed lodges. Through each lodge, members celebrate their Norwegian heritage in their own community.

Categories: Family, Community, Civic Org.

Tags: communitycultureeventsheritagenorwegianvenue

18891 Front St. NE
Poulsbo, WA 98370 

Website

360-779-5209

The Kathleen Sutton Fund

The Kathleen Sutton Fund has a single mission to  assist women who are undergoing treatment for all cancers with their travel expenses. Women are referred to KSF by their healthcare social worker because they are experiencing a financial hardship. Health insurance usually does not cover these out-of-pocket expenses. Based on financial need, and the completion of a simple application process, funds are available for the client and a companion, or if needed an insured driver. Allowable costs include: all ferry fees, gasoline, parking, tolls, and any other transit expense.

Categories: Family, Community, Civic Org.Finance, InsuranceFitness, Wellness & YogaHealth Care & Health Related Services

United Way of Kitsap County

We fight for the health, education and financial stability of everyone in Kitsap County.

People – Community – Results

  • Peninsulas’ 2-1-1 referral service receives nearly 2000 calls per month from people simply looking for answers, when they have nowhere else to turn. We have also been assisting with Department of Health calls regarding COVID-19.
  • Unity in Community COVID-19 relief fund in partnership with the Kitsap Community Foundation.
    Kitsap Racial Equity and Empowerment Fund support for culturally relevant programs, services, and activities in Kitsap that are aimed at lessening the inequities caused or exacerbated by the COVID-19 crisis in or for communities of color, with an emphasis on the needs of the Black community.
  • Child Care Scholarship Fund (new) Because a child’s neighborhood or family income shouldn’t restrict their access to high-quality education, we’ve created a Child Care Scholarship Fund.
  • Empowering Youth Mentor Program (EYMP) is a community-based one-to-one mentoring program that matches volunteer mentors with mentees ages 8-21.
  • Access to Baby & Child Dentistry (ABCD) Prevention Matters – Children, birth to 5 years of age with a Provider One card are eligible to participate.
  • 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.
  • Kitsap Strong is a community initiative focused on addressing the “root causes” of the biggest challenges impacting our health, education, employment, and well-being.
  • Graduate Strong is a community response designed to help students develop the capabilities, connections, and the credentials they need to flourish.
  • YouthBuild programs provide pathways by unleashing the positive energy of low-income young people to rebuild their communities and their lives, breaking the cycle of poverty with a commitment to work, education, community and family.
  • Homes for All multi-jurisdictional collaboration providing innovative leadership toward reducing homelessness and making it rare.
  • Letter Carriers’ Food Drive by providing collection bags to over 220,000 households and marketing.
  • Kids & Cops Voucher Program provides officers with $25 vouchers to give to youth as they see a need to help with clothing and school supplies.
  • FamilyWize prescription discount program is a partnership that whether you’re insured or uninsured, you can use the discount card or app to save on your prescriptions at pharmacies nationwide.

Our collective impact is making a difference; our community makes it possible.

Categories: Family, Community, Civic Org.

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