Resources for Families


Community Help

Free Meals

Free MealsClick on FREE meals to find free meals for individuals and families in our community.  This resource is organized by days of the week to help you find a free meal in your area.


Free Medical Care
DoctorNow open- WESTSOUND FREE CLINIC!  Click here for more information


Pacific Science Center - $19 Family Access Membership

Do your students qualify for free or reduced-price meals at school? If the answer is yes, your family qualifies for a Family Access membership at Pacific Science Center in Seattle for the reduced price of only $19 (no sales tax added).  Click here for more information.

Resources for Those Experiencing Homelessness

The Bremerton Salvation Army continues to publish a Kitsap County Homeless Resources Guide. Click here to read the Spring 2015 guide.

The Nomadic News is a publication written by and for folks and families who have experienced homelessness or are experiencing a housing crisis. Click here to read the Spring 2015 issue.

Local and State Resources 

Kitsap Community Resources

Kitsap Community Resources has provided resources to low-income individuals in Kitsap County for over 40 years.  Click HERE to see some of the programs they have that can help you and your family. (http://www.kcr.org/other_help.htm)

Parent Help 123Parent Help 123 is an excellent resource for you if you're looking for information about housing, utilities, food assistance (including summer meal programs), medical care, dental care, immunizations, etc. Check out the Get Resources page and get started! (https://resources.parenthelp123.org/)

Washington State 2-1-1 Get Connected. Get Answers. Washington Information Network 2-1-1The Washington Information Network 2-1-1 is a good place to look for answers and connections to services or other information you may need. This service is available on the web (http://win211.org/) or by calling 2-1-1.

Love and Logic

Love and Logic was created in 1977 by Jim Fay and Foster Cline, MD. These wise men created a philosophy that is now used by parents and teachers worldwide. The major points of Love and Logic are that, "Children learn the best lessons when they're given a task and allowed to make their own choices (and fail) when the cost of failure is still small. Children's failures must be coupled with love and empathy from their parents and teachers." Click HERE for free audio and video clips that will help you use and understand Love and Logic.

Love and Logic is also the most fun you'll ever have parenting or teaching! Even if you don't think the techniques will work for you, the messages are delivered with such fun that you'll enjoy listening to them and laughing at the impossible situations and successes.  Trust us, you'll be glad you listened and will probably find that, if you try them, the techniques will be helpful with your children, students, or others.

Love and Logic materials, books, DVDs, CDs, etc. are available for parent checkout in the PineCrest Library.