BASIC supports and develops programs that encourage self-reliance, build resilience and skills, and promote community for the youth, seniors and families who reside in all of Housing Kitsap’s properties.
Each year, BASIC supports residents in Public Housing with essential components in building strong families and youth ready to meet a bright future. Connections to resources, providing onsite parenting workshops, classes that teach how to complete a resume and field trips to colleges to explore career opportunities are just some of the foundational steps BASIC empowers residents to make in their personal goals of self-sufficiency. Finding affordable housing is challenging and often families have had significant hurdles to jump before they have even walked through the front door. After being housed, stabilization becomes the key concern. This is when BASIC moves into action.
Funds that support BASIC go directly to supportive services that assist families in building a framework for stabilization. Sometimes that means having staff provide transportation to help a resident apply for an ORCA card or purchasing new school supplies for children in a family that has a zero income, but it always means providing a bridge for our community that leads to opportunities and increased resilience and hope. The funds raised will also support existing youth programs like Homework Club and Teen Challenge, that engage children with their community and help them learn. The Kitsap Great Give helps our organization to fund what is most essential in innovative ways.
2244 NW Bucklin Hill Road
Silverdale, WA 98383