Holly Ridge Center
of Matching Funds Remaining
Holly Ridge Center's mission is to enable children and adults with differing abilities to reach their fullest potential, creating a positive and lasting impact on the community. With more than 50 years of experience serving children and adults throughout the Kitsap and Olympic Peninsulas, Holly Ridge fulfills its mission through two program areas: Infant Toddler Program (ITP) - a neurodevelopmental center that provides early intervention services to babies and toddlers with developmental delays or disabilities. This is the only program of its type on the Olympic Peninsula and served more than 1,000 children in 2014 regardless of a family's inability to pay for services. Adult Employment Services(AES), a vocational rehabilitation program that provides supported employment services for job training and placement services within the community for approximately 200 individuals with disabilities each year.
Holly Ridge makes miracles happen every day. You can read agency success stories at http://hollyridge.org/success-stories/adella.htm.
Our greatest need this year is to purchase 3 Sensory/portable swings. ( Our goal for the 2017 Kitsap Great Give is $6,000) These special swings are particularly used in our High 5 autism program and work remarkable well with our children that have autism spectrum disorder. They are portable and can be brought into the home where a large part of our therapy is done, we not only work with the child but the parents as well. In addition to HRC being the only neurodevelopmental center on the Olympic peninsula, we are also unique in the fact that we provide many of services in the home throughout Kitsap County and North Mason County. We believe the very best practice for the child is to have the caregivers continue the therapy long after our highly skilled staff have gone for the day. Early intervention is critical in guaranteeing the best possible long-term stability for children with developmental delays throughout our community. Investing in programs and services that promote early intervention is necessary for both children and the adults that we serve. Our programs and services increase self-sufficiency and create a learning environment that assists children/adults with Autism, Aspergers, Developmental Delay, Down Syndrome, Cerebral Palsy, Spina Bifida, and Sensory Processing Disorders. Thank you so much for thinking about those that need us the most!
5112 NW Taylor Road
Bremerton, WA 98312