Modified Operations - 

Helpline House continues to be a resource and referral agency, so please don’t hesitate to call the front desk at 206.842.7621 or email helpline@helplinehouse.org for questions or scheduling. Bainbridge Island community members should feel free to continue requesting social services at Helpline House. 

New Food Bank Hours Starting June 15, 2020

Closed Wednesdays 

Donation Drop Off  9 am - 12 pm | Mon - Fri, except Weds 

Curbside Pickup  12 pm - 4 pm | Mon - Fri, except Weds 

The food bank curbside pickup is the only program to operate onsite, social work will continue to provide services remotely by phone or face to face online.

Thank you for spreading the word as we continue to serve our island community.  We couldn't do it without you!  Each of you help in the way that works for you and that's what makes Neighbor helping Neighbor work!  

 

Please continue to check back here weekly for updated and modified services and/or follow us on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.  

July 6, 2020

Helpline House continues to be vigilant about food safety guidelines, disinfecting counters, doorknobs, and other surfaces.

Please stay home if you are ill:

•  Make arrangements to send a neighbor, friend, or family member with a note to pickup curbside

 

•  Or call Island Volunteer Caregivers directly to arrange for delivery at 206.842.4441 Please read the rest of the food bank information below for further details.

All other questions, please call 206.842.7621or

email helpline@helplinehouse.org for assistance.

 

Thank you in advance for your cooperation to prevent or slow down COVID -19 as we learn more from the World Health Organization, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and Kitsap Public Health.

Mail Pick-up
Mail clients may pick-up their mail onsite.

Food bank

12 PM - 4 PM | M - F


Weekly Curbside Pickup Continues

Home Delivery Available

Visit our updated Food Bank page

BARN Bites

Free Grab & Go Meal Program

Sign Up

The BARN Bites program

ends Friday, July 3, 2020.

More Meal Programs on Food Bank page

Remote Social Work

9 am - 5 pm | M - F

 

Schedule an appointment.

Visit the updated Social Work page


Social workers continue to provide case management for resources and referrals, and/or therapy appointments via phone only.

 

Call 206.842.7621or email

helpline@helplinehouse.org to book a phone appointment with a social worker.

 

The intake coordinator will need your

  • primary contact phone number

  • primary email

  • availability between M-F, 9 am - 4 pm

  • a summary of your critical need(s) 

Rental, Utility and Food Assistance

Listed below are links to updates available through partner agencies. 

 

Rental Assistance

Got to our rental assistance page

HelplineHouse.org/rental-assistance

Utility Assistance

Electric

PugetSoundEnergy.com

Water/Sewer

          City of Bainbridge Island

Internet

https://internetessentials.com/

Transportation

Kitsap Transit

SNAP Benefits

Supplemental Nutritional
Assistance Program

 

Medicaid/Medicare

Healthplanfinder.com

 

Self-Care

HelplineHouse.org/self-care

BainbridgePrepares.org

Find more resources/referrals here.

• COVID - 19 Page Updates

 

Temporary Policy

Suspends Shut-Offs

Water & Sewer 

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Español 

Información de salud DE COVID-19

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Donors

 

Financial Gifts

Many of our neighbors in need are already feeling the economic impact of COVID-19, while others will find themselves struggling for the first time. Continued support is needed now more than ever. A donation of any amount helps us respond to the need.

 

Food Donations

9 AM - 12 PM | M - F

Visit our updated Food Bank page

Community food donations are needed, and gratefully accepted at the backdoor as the grocery store donations have significantly decreased.

Most Needed: pull-tab easy to open canned veggies, fruits and meats.

 

Please ring the back porch doorbell to drop off your donations.  Thank you Bainbridge Islanders!  We can't do this without you!!

Food Drives

Food drives are temporarily on hold as we support the Stay Home, Stay Safe order to slow and prevent transmission of the novel coronavirus. However, click here to visit our food bank page and scroll down for more ideas like planting a row for Helpline House.  Thanks! :)

Thank you for following our regular updates.

Volunteer Program

 

Volunteers are on leave until further notice and greatly missed!

Staff will provide limited onsite services,

including modified food bank shopping and

social work appointments via phone only.

A new Washington call center has been set up to answer your questions about COVID-19.

Call 1- 800-525-0127 and press # if you have questions about how the virus spreads, what is being done in Washington state, and what you can do if you have symptoms.

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Partner Agencies

 

Emergency Rental Assistance

KCR’s Housing Solutions will provide services remotely via phone.

Please call 360.801.2564

Email BI-HSC@KCR.org

or visit KCR’s Housing Solutions

 

Mental Health Care
Coordinating agencies like Kitsap Mental Health appointments may be cancelled at Helpine House, stay tuned, TBD.

 

Utilities Assistance

Kitsap Energy Assistance will be only providing services through the mail this week until further notice.  Visit

www.kcr.org/energy  360.479.1507 PSE will not be disconnecting customers at this time.  PSE will waive late fees.   They will work with customers' payment plans and choosing new bill due date.

Kitsap Housing and Homelessness Coalition

How to Help People Living Homeless During COVID-19 pdf link

Programs

Canceled or Postponed

until further notice

Let’s Play Chess
VFW appointments

Clothing Closet

Medical Equipment Loans

Effective

Monday, March 23

Temporary Fare-Free Policy and Boarding Policy on Fast Ferries

Learn more

New! Click the heart!!

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Orca Cards

Fare collection has been suspended for Community Transit, Everett Transit, King County Metro, Kitsap Transit, Pierce Transit, and Sound Transit - Fare is still required on Washington State Ferries

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Are you currently without health insurance?

Washington Healthplanfinder offers a special enrollment period (SEP) until April 8, individuals seeking a special enrollment can call Helpline House for an appointment with a certified navigator at 206-842-7621, Monday-Friday between 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Helpful Resources

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Together, being conscientious at Helpline House

Saying hello with a smile goes a long way. You can expect warm smiles and a thank yous for your patience!

 

Community members should feel free to schedule remote social work appointments by phone 206.842.7621 or email at helpline@helplinehouse.org

 

TBD:  KCR appointments, Financial Counseling appointments, NAMI, and Overeaters Anonymous meetings

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?

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. 

Address

282 Knechtel Way NE

Bainbridge Island, WA 98110

 

MODIFIED HOURS OF OPERATIONS
 

NEW Food Bank Hours

START JUNE 15, 2020
 

Donations

Mon - Fri, except Weds

9 AM - 12 PM
 

Food Bank Curbside Pickup

Mon - Fri, except Weds

12 PM - 4 PM

Social Work

Remote Services Only Via Phone
Weekdays 9 AM - 5 PM

Phone

(206) 842.7621

Email

helpline@helplinehouse.org

Fax

(206) 842-9867