Kitsap Community Needs Assessment Survey

Kitsap Community Needs Assessment 2023

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.

On this page, you’ll find information about the results obtained from both the survey and the focus groups.

Focus Groups – Who did we meet?

Focus group discussions were conducted in partnership with local community organizations and led by KCR from October through December 2022.

  • In all, ten focus groups were held throughout Kitsap County with roughly 80 participants. The purpose of the focus group discussions was to gather
    input directly from community members in small group settings. These  discussions were 60 to 90 minutes in length and conducted in person
    (9 focus groups) or via video call (1 focus group).

We conducted 10 focus groups during October – December 2022. Check out the roadmap below. 

KCR Focus Groups OCT- DEC 2022


What did we hear in our Focus Groups from Kitsap County Residents? 

As survey and focus group discussion participants reported similar needs for the community, the key findings from the community survey and key themes

from the focus groups are presented together under the three key themes generated in the focus group analysis. These themes are represented in the

graphic below.


Navigate through the Community Needs Assesment Dashboard

CNA Report Kitsap County

Learn more about Kitsap County community by reading our report.


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

  1. Bainbridge Community Foundation
  2. Bremerton Housing Authority
  3. Fishline Food Bank & Comprehensive Services
  4. Kitsap Community Foundation
  5. Kitsap Community Resources
  6. Kitsap Public Health District
  7. Kitsap Strong | Graduate Strong
  8. Molina Healthcare
  9. Port Gamble S’Klallam Tribe
  10. Puget Sound Energy Foundation
  11. United Way of Kitsap County
  12. Washington State Department of Commerce
  13. The Suquamish Tribe
  14. Olympic Educational Service District 114


Amazon, Bremerton Chamber of Commerce, Café Corvo, Coffee Oasis, The Conduit, Doc Luv the Kids, Foundation of Homeless and Poverty Management, Goodwill STEM, Islamic Center of Kitsap County, Kitsap Black Student Union, Kitsap County Government, Kitsap Economic Development Alliance, Kitsap Faith Based Organizations, Kitsap Grocery Outlets, Kitsap Immigration Assistance Center, Kitsap Inter-agency Coordinating Council, including, Head Start/Early, Learning programs within KCR, OESD #114, Port Gamble S’Klallam Tribe, Suquamish Tribe, Kitsap Mental Health Services, Kitsap Regional Libraries, Kitsap Rescue Mission, Marvin Williams Center, NAACP Bremerton Unit 1134, Olympic College, St. Vincent de Paul, Bremerton

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