Kitsap Community Needs Assessment Survey

Kitsap Community Resources (KCR) conducts a comprehensive assessment every three years to evaluate the needs and assets in our community. It is designed to highlight the gaps in service, programs and/or policy in Kitsap County, specifically as they pertain to the community members that need these services the most. It also helps to inform and guide KCR’s strategic plan.   

This year we’re partnering with organizations throughout Kitsap County to conduct the community survey. Our hope is that the results of this survey will serve as an educational piece for agencies throughout Kitsap County to better understand the challenging issues our community faces and ultimately aid in creating effective solutions.  Furthermore, together with our partners, KCR will continuously improve on the process in order to better adapt to economic and demographic changes. 

The survey is available in English, Spanish, Tagalog and Kurdish translations.

Help Us Capture Community Voices!

Join us in spreading the word and expanding outreach by volunteering with our CNA team!

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Why It’s Important to Hear from the Kitsap Community

For KCR to better serve, we need to critically evaluate ourselves, while understanding the assets of the community and their needs. For the 2022 CNA we’re making an effort to approach this work with strategies to engage community voices, especially those who are often left out of the process. Community voice makes an impact on the services and programs offered in Kitsap County. 

Focus Groups

Throughout the survey administration (July-September 2022) the CNA survey team will be conducting 90-minute focus groups with community members, grass roots organizations and leaders throughout the community. These focus groups are intended to take a deeper look into the community service need. They will include translation services and childcare when applicable. 

Do you have a group of community members who are interested in having a one-on-one focus group with the survey team? Please contact info@kcr.org to schedule a 90-minute meeting, we request 6 people minimum for focus groups.  

Partnerships

We have partnered with many Kitsap County organizations and non-profits who are interested in the data that will come from this survey. These partnerships will breakdown service silos in our community and help to achieve common goals: 

  • For community to have stake in the resources they receive  
  • Creating and maintaining partnerships among supporters and providers of services to Kitsap community members  
  • Identify agency service gaps, set goals and increase capacity to achieve results  
  • Strengthen community support systems so people can achieve their full potential 

Survey Sponsors

United Way of Kitsap County  WA Department of Commerce, Kitsap Public Health District, Fishline Food Bank & Comprehensive Services, Bremerton Housing Authority, Kitsap Community Foundation, Coordinated Care, and Kitsap Strong

Partnerships

Kitsap Mental Health, Bainbridge Island Community Foundation, Kitsap Regional Library, St Vincent de Paul Bremerton, Olympic College, Kitsap Immigrant Assistance Center, Kitsap County Government, Kitsap Rescue Mission, Coffee Oasis, NAACP Bremerton Unit 1134, Marvin Williams Center, Islamic Center of Kitsap, Kitsap Economic Development Alliance, Bremerton Chamber of Commerce, and Amazon.

Frequently Asked Questions

Why are there demographic questions? 

We ask these questions to make sure we hear from diverse stakeholders and better understand the unique differences in experience.  

Will my answers be linked to my name or IP address? 

No. All questions in this survey are voluntary and anonymous.  

How long will the survey take? 

This survey should take about 15- 20 minutes. We understand that this is a relatively long time for a survey. We are offering a chance to win a $50 gas or Visa GIFT card to those who complete the survey and enter their name or phone number at the end. Your contact information will not be linked with your survey responses in any way. 

How long is the survey open? 

The survey will run from July-September 2022. 

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