Kitsap Community Needs Assessment Survey

Kitsap Community Needs Assessment survey is closed as of October 23.

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.   

We thank you all for taking the survey and helping improve Kitsap County! A big thank you goes to all our partners who made the survey possible. We will analyze the data and share our findings with the community early in 2023.

These focus groups are intended to take a deeper look into the needs of our community. Focus group discussions are approximately 90-minutes long and include childcare, dinner, and a $25 gift card for each adult participant. Scroll below to find the dates and the information on how to register. 

The survey was 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-October 2022) the CNA survey team will be conducting 90-minute focus groups with community members, grassroots 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 interested in having a one-on-one focus group with the survey team? Please contact to schedule a 90-minute meeting, we request 6 people minimum for focus groups.  

Until now, we have conducted 10 focus groups during October – December 2022. Check out the roadmap below. 

KCR Focus Groups OCT- DEC 2022


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


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. (Extended until October 23, 2022.) 

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