West Sound Treatment Center
of Matching Funds Remaining
Improving Lives and Restoring Hope Through Education and Support Services
2015 was a great year for West Sound Treatment Center (WSTC) as we grew by 40% in response to the community's increased need for access to substance use disorder treatment; permanent housing with case management services for families, and individuals; vocational education and job skill-building services; behavioral health counseling; and in-jail treatment and coordinated re-entry services. In 2015 we provided more than 2,400 individuals and families with 14,400 hours of direct face-to-face service, and more than 16,000 bed nights for chronically homeless individuals and families- the majority of whom were children. Since 2007, West Sound Treatment Center and it's affiliated programs have grown by 300% to meet the growing needs for these vital services and homeless housing. We have also implemented a street outreach program which has been extremely successful. The case managers for this program have been able to assist those with life barriers sustain reliable transportation via fuel vouchers and bus passes, housing assistance through direct payments to landlords, clothing assistance for those interviewing for jobs and new hires and transportation from the streets or detox to treatment centers.
WSTC brought expanded services to Kitsap County in 2016 and experienced tremendous growth in our Poulsbo treatment center and in-jail substance use disorder treatment clinics. In 2016, two behavioral health treatment facilities in Kitsap County shut their doors- Cascade Recovery Center in Silverdale and the Dept. of Corrections outpatient treatment program in Bremerton. This has left 320 people within the county looking for life-changing and ongoing treatment services. As needs continue to increase, local and government funding has continued to decline. This has stretched our resources to the maximum as we find our organization doing much more with less. Your investment this year will help support our Build a Bridge 2016 campaign, allowing us to increase our service activity and provide support to restructure our programs and services during this time of increasing growth. Our participants often face multiple barriers to wellness and self-sufficiency, and our services assist them to become more resilient and move toward self-reliance.
1415 Lumsden Road
Port Orchard, WA 98367