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LOCAL SERVICES & PROVIDERS

Kitsap Community Resources
Provides services to low-income individuals in Kitsap County. The mission is to create hope and opportunity for low-income Kitsap County residents by providing resources that promote self-sufficiency.  Services cover a wide range of needs including prenatal care, childhood education, housing and energy assistance,  employment and training, Early Learning and Family Services
 Head Start
, Early Head Start, and  ECEAP (Early Childhood Education and Assistance Program)
.
1201 Park Avenue
 Bremerton, WA 98337
360-473-2075
http://www.kcr.org/families_children.htm

Kitsap Family Center (Catholic Community Services)
Provides a variety of social services in a one-stop location where each individual is served with compassion, dignity and respect.
645 4th St., Suite 202A
Bremerton, WA 98337
360-405-9486
Toll Free: 866-377-5058
http://www.ccsww.org/site/PageServer

Women, Infants & Children (WIC)
WIC provides Federal grants to States for supplemental foods, health care referrals, and nutrition education for low-income pregnant, breastfeeding, and non-breastfeeding postpartum women, and to infants and children up to age five who are found to be at nutritional risk.
Bremerton Office: 360-373-6221
http://www.fns.usda.gov/wic/

Children’s Trust Foundation
Aims to create a world without child abuse and neglect by making Parent Education & Support available and accessible to all Washington families. Family support centers are warm and welcoming hubs for parents and children to learn what they need to become strong and address the challenges that face every family.
206-343-5911
www.childrenstrust.org/KitsapCountyFamilySupportCenters.html

Olympic College Parenting Education
http://www.olympic.edu/Students/Learning/parEd.html

Olympic College Parenting Through Divorce Class
http://www.olympic.edu/Students/AcadDivDept/SocialSciencesHumanities/EarlyChildhoodEducation/parenting.htm

Islandmoms
A diverse online group based on community and respect. Bainbridge Island community members participate in the group to exchange information and discuss issues of importance to families. They share news, inform each other of upcoming events, organize play dates, pool resources, offer assistance, and form friendships.
https://www.bigtent.com/groups/islandmoms

Just Know Coalition
Offers programs on Bainbridge Island that are designed to build a strong nurturing community, encourage healthy and safe choices for all children, and provide relevant youth and parent education.
www.justknow.org

Teen Counseling
Bainbridge Youth Services – Bainbridge Island
Offers free counseling for teenagers
206-842-9675
www.bainbridgeyouthservices.org

DIVORCE

Bainbridge Collaborative Divorce
Leigh Noffsinger, Attorney at Law, PLLC
office: 355 Ericksen Avenue NE, Suite 413, Bainbridge Island, WA 98110
mail: P.O. Box 11444, Bainbridge Island, WA 98110
206-465-3047
Leigh_Noffsinger@mac.com
www.BainbridgeCollaborativeDivorce.com

Dispute Resolution Center – Kitsap
9004 Washington Ave. NW
Silverdale, WA  98383
360-307-6155
www.kitsapdrc.org

Island Family Law
Collaborative and Cooperative divorce services
Kirsten Hytopoulos Attorney at Law, PLLC
206-842-4030
Kirsten@IslandFamilyLaw.com
www.IslandFamilyLaw.com

Kitsap Collaborative Law Professionals
Supporting Families Through Non-Litigated Divorce
www.CollaborativeKitsap.org

THERAPISTS

The Bainbridge Island Psychotherapy Guild
Provides a listing of Island counselors with brief professional biographical sketches.
www.bainbridgepsychotherapy.org

The following psychotherapists who belong to the Bainbridge Island Psychotherapy Guild have a special focus or interest in perinatal and young family issues:

Barb Clark, LMHC, NCC
With almost 40 years of experience working (research and therapy) with families (birth to adolescent aged children), I cherish collaboratively and creatively solving challenges using a strength based model.
206-842-4215
bclarklmhc@gmail.com

Andrea Conlon, LICSW
I have a special interest in working with those having a difficult adjustment to being new parents.  Being a parent is a responsibility that is hard to grasp until you are one.
206-276-8767
andreaconlon@msn.com

Sue Anderson, RN, LMHC, LLC*
I support the health and wellbeing of young families from pregnancy through early childhood including perinatal mood disorders, growth and development, adjustment to parenthood, parenting and work/family balance.
206-780-1580
susaneanderson@gmail.com

Ellen Johnson, MS, LMHC
I work with a wide range of ages and issues, but have specialized training in Gottman’s relationship training for new parents and consultation for post-partum depression.
206 842-0664
ewhitehawk@msn.com

Michelle Shellenberger, MA, LMHC
I am interested in the parenting process, including “post-partum depression, concerns about bonding and fertility issues”
206 855-0714
mshell@questpffice.net
www.shellenberger-counseling.com

Bethany Anderson, M.S., LMFTA
Specializing in adjustment to parenting
bethanyanderson@collaborativefamilytherapy.com

PARENTING SUPPORT GROUPS

Kitsap Hope Circle
This group is for anyone experiencing any emotional or adjustment challenges in pregnancy or postpartum (up to 12 months post birth).
2nd & 4th Mondays @ 6:30pm  at Peacock Family Center
305 Madison Ave N, Bainbridge Island
Facilitator Crystal Gurney
360-990-8901
kitsaphopecircle@gmail.com

Bainbridge Island Mothers of Preschoolers
MOPS has insightful speakers, helpful demonstrations, small mom-to-mom discussion groups, fun crafts or creative activities, great food, and relaxing fellowship.
Every 2nd and 4th Friday, from 9:30-11:30 AM, during the school year
Island Church, 9624 Sportsman Club Road NE
Bainbridge Island, WA 98110
www.bimops.wordpress.com

The Mothers’ Morning Retreat
A group of women with different lifestyles, backgrounds, and beliefs, who desire to support each other as they learn and grow as women, mothers, and partners.  They believe that there are benefits when mothers have a regular opportunity to be nurtured and fed, to reflect and share together as a group.
9:30-11:00 AM 1st and 3rd Thursdays at Grace Church
8595 East Day Rd, Bainbridge Island
http://momsmorningretreat.wordpress.com/about/
www.gracehere.org

ORGANIZATIONS OFFERING PARENT SUPPORT

Parent Trust for Washington Children
Offers a variety of educational and support services for families in Washington State. 206-233-0156
www.parenttrust.org

The National Center for Fathering
Improving the wellbeing of children by inspiring and equipping men to be more effectively involved in the lives of children.
www.fathers.com

Parent Trust
Educational and support services for families in Washington state.
www.parenttrust.org

Program for Early Parent Support
PEPS’ mission is to provide community-based programs that enable parents of infants and young children to meet the challenges of parenting through mutual support and shared information.
www.pepsgroup.org

A Safe Passage
Supporting women survivors of abuse in the childbearing years.
www.asafepassage.info

Sidelines
Non-profit organization providing international support for women and their families experiencing complicated pregnancies and premature births.
www.sidelines.org

Shambhala  Women’s Healing Arts Center
182 Ericksen Ave. NE
Bainbridge Island, WA 98110
206-201-3358
shambhala.bainbridge@gmail.com
www.denisedupreeacupuncture.org

Zero to Three
Supports the healthy development and well-being of infants, toddlers, and their families by informing, educating, and supporting adults who influence the lives of young children.
www.zerotothree.org

Café Mom
Online support group that offers message boards where parents can discuss their challenges and successes.
http://www.cafemom.com/group/110579

Mom’s Club
Online support group that offers links to local clubs, resources and a membership newsletter.
http://www.momsclub.org/index.html

Babycenter Community
Join online groups to read and discuss topics related to birth and parenting.
http://community.babycenter.com/post