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Behavioral Health Navigator Program

The mission of the Behavioral Health Navigator program is to assist the Kitsap community with connection to treatment, resources, and services during and after contact with first responders. The goal is to increase overall health and well-being of the community by providing individuals with resources that do not require an emergency service response.

behavioral health handsBehavioral Health Navigators engage with individuals and their support networks to connect them to resources and social services. They facilitate and coordinate services for individuals across all involved systems of care including Designated Crisis Responders, mental health and chemical dependency counselors, housing providers, etc.

Our current Behavioral Health Navigator program is conducted in conjunction with the Poulsbo Police Department and functions under a regional model for service.

Evolution of the Behavioral Health Navigator Program

behavioral health evolution program

2015

  • One Mental Health Professional assisting municipal courts.

2016-2017

  • Three Mental Health Professionals assisting municipal courts and Behavioral Health Court.
  • Some assistance to Poulsbo and Bremerton Police Departments.

2018

  • Three Navigators assisting four PDs: Bainbridge, Poulsbo, Bremerton, and Port Orchard.

2019

  • Navigators become Police Department employees.

Links and Resources

Housing: https://www.kcr.org/housing/

Food: https://skhelpline.org/

Medical, Dental, Health Insurance Assistance: https://www.pchsweb.org/

Domestic Violence:  http://ywcakitsap.org/

24/7 Crisis Line: 1-888-910-0416

Youth Crisis Line (13-25): text “HELP” to 360-377-5560

LIFELINE Suicide Hotline: 1-800-SUICIDE OR 1-800-273-TALK (8255)

LIFELINE Chat: https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/chat/

​LIFELINE Text: You can text "HEAL" to the Crisis Text Line at 741741

 

 

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