We serve our clients by engaging with the community to identify unmet needs, and then we:
Why? The facilitated meeting brings the community together to discuss community needs and how we might address them.
New organizations have been formed as an outgrowth of the Conversation, such as the Kitsap Environmental Coalition and the Affordable Housing Working Group.
All are welcome to participate.
Kingston Cares is actively involved in identifying creative and entrepreneurial solutions to the homelessness crisis in our area.
Our Affordable Housing Committee works with other organizations in North Kitsap to address the issue of affordable housing and help transition people into homes.
We belong to the Kingston Affordable Housing Working Group, attending monthly meetings and figuring out ways in which we can lend our support to the issue of affordable housing in our community.
We provide monetary, supplies, and volunteer support to Kitsap Homes of Compassion which is a non-profit that opens homes for women and children, and homes for men that are affordable and fully furnished.
We are exploring options on how to use a generous gift of land to meet affordable housing needs.
Why? We participate and volunteer at Project Connect so we can share about our services to those who might need them and to make connections with others who have interests in common.
Organizations we support:
Kingston Cares is grateful for the outpouring of support from individual community members who volunteer their time, professional expertise, and resources to sustain and grow our programs.
1st Security Bank
Donor Advised Funds
Great Give Donors
Greater Kingston Kiwanis
Kingston Ale House
Kingston Cove Yacht Club
Kingston North Kitsap Rotary Club
North Kitsap School District
Port Gamble S’Klallam Foundation
Port of Kingston
Poulsbo First Lutheran
ShareNet Food Bank
The Latitude 48 Group of Ameriprise Financial Services
Village Green Community Center
Westside Pizza – Kingston
Kingston Cares was founded in 2013 to provide a helping hand to the vulnerable within the Northern Kitsap region.
No hungry or unsheltered people in North Kitsap.
To serve the vulnerable in our community with dignity and respect.
We seek ways in which we can use our time, talents, and resources to lend a helping hand to our neighbors.
Melissa Filben – President
Chris Anderson – Vice President
Jacquelynn Leggett – Secretary
Philip Merritt – Treasurer