Remote services only: phone or online appointments/meetings at this time.

Free of Cost

The program serves as a cost-free confidential service for Bainbridge Island residents and their counseling needs. Services are provided by professional counselors to help with a variety of issues. Counselors are knowledgable about local resources and referrals to help you build a support group for your self-care plan.


Helpline House observes all codes of confidentiality and ethics when working with community members. Cost-free phone

appointments are available M- F | 9 - 5 Call 206.842.7621or Email


Grief Counseling

Overcoming Obstacles

in the Time of Pandemic

Peer to Peer Group

Group Counseling

Any community member may reach out and call Helpline House at 206.842.7621 to schedule a session(s) with a grief counselor for adults. 


You may find it more difficult to cope or concentrate after learning about the recent heartbreaking loss of three Bainbridge High School students in our community.  Learn more.

  • Bainbridge Youth Services counsels teens 13-21, and Helpline House counselors are available too if needed. Make an appointment to talk to a BYS counselor at 206.842.9675 or Contact BYS here.

  • Raising Resilience video also helps community with Grief Over Deaths of Three Teens This Week.  See the video here.

Join this online support group.
Zoom link below.

March 4 - April 22, 2021
Thursdays | 1:00 - 2:30 PM

This is an ongoing online support group.
Zoom link below.

Beginning April 13, 2021
2nd & 4th Tuesdays | 1:30 - 3 PM

This is an open group; if you missed any of the meeting, join us the next week. 

Together, this strength-based group will encourage self-care, reflection, and discussion to learn coping skills to help you get through these overwhelming feelings of isolation, anxiety and, powerlessness. 

Group facilitators welcome questions:

Gina Kapel, LICSW, MSW 
Tana Berry, BASW, MSW Intern

Link to Zoom Meeting (copy/paste)

  • Meeting ID: 868 1339 7139

  • Passcode: 838536 

By phone: Dial 253-215-8782 and enter the Meeting ID and Passcode

Find your local number:


One to One Counseling

Family Life



Feeling sad after the death of a loved one or a tragic event is normal, but when symptoms of grief persist, you may need to seek grief counseling to help you progress. If you are finding it difficult to cope or concentrate a counselor is available to talk, support and listen.

Depression is a serious but treatable medical condition that affects how a person feels, thinks, and acts. Though typically characterized by feelings of sadness, depression symptoms may appear as irritability or apathy. Tasks that seemed to be easy before may take longer because of lack of concentration. 

Anxiety is your mind and body’s natural response to events that are threatening. It’s important to keep in mind that experiencing anxiety is normal for everyone. However, when anxiety becomes severe, lasts for several weeks, and includes symptoms that keep you from doing things you usually would, it may be worth discussing with your health care professional. Anxiety symptoms are real—they are not just in your head. They can be treated, and they are nothing to be ashamed of.  Depression and Bipolar Alliance (DBSA)


Schedule a free phone appointment with a Helpline House mental health professional.

Call 206.842.7621 or email 


Schedule A Phone Appointment

Get a free, confidential phone appointment with Helpline House counselor.

Call 206.842.7621 or email 

The intake coordinator will need your

  • primary contact phone number

  • primary email

  • availability between M-F | 9 am - 5 pm

  • a summary of your critical needs  

Meet your counselor or group by phone or face to face online. You choose.

A social worker will call you upon your scheduled time. is a simple, secure, confidential face to face online talk. 

24/7 Crisis Information

Remember, if you are experiencing a life-threatening medical emergency or fear for safety, call 911.

Text HOME to 741741 from anywhere in the United States, anytime. Crisis Text Line is here for any crisis. A live, trained Crisis Counselor receives the text and responds, all from our secure online platform. The volunteer Crisis Counselor will help you move from a hot moment to a cool moment.

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline


Call 1.800.273.8255 to speak to someone if you or a loved one is considering harming themselves or experiencing emotional distress.

Helpline House Food Bank and Social Services of Bainbridge Island

Helpline House is a community non-profit agency providing an umbrella of social services striving to help our Bainbridge Island neighbors to meet essential needs.  Basic services are provided cost-free, regardless of income.  Needs are defined broadly and not always financial.  Any community member in crisis or in need of consultation is welcome. 

Need after hours or emergency services?


282 Knechtel Way NE

Bainbridge Island, WA 98110



Mon - Fri, except Weds

9 - 11 AM

Food Bank Curbside Pickup

Mon - Fri, except Weds

12 PM - 4 PM

Social Work

Remote Services Only Via Phone
Weekdays 9 AM - 5 PM


(206) 842.7621



(206) 842-9867

Helpline House has a policy of non-discrimination regardless of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual preference, age, disability or veteran’s status, and is in compliance with all requirements of law and regulations with respect to employment, volunteer participation or service delivery.