United Good Neighbors supports a wide range of health and human service programs in Jefferson County. Together, these programs and services represent the safety net that supports our children and families, youth, seniors and individual community members.
Learn more about each of our programs:
The Boiler Room Food Pantry:
The Boiler Room serves free hot meals three days a week and has food available seven days a week ensuring a healthy meal for those who need it. In 2015, The Boiler Room served 15,000 meals
Community Outreach Association Shelter Team (COAST) Winter Shelter
COAST offers a warm place to sleep, access to showers, clean cloths, hygiene items, 3 healthy meals per day, access to social services and referral to long term housing opportunities to Winter Shelter guests. In 2015, COAST welcomed 82 men to the Winter Shelter
COAST Winter Shelter for Women
Emergency shelter and three meals a day during the winter months for adult women in a separate enclosed sleeping area from the men’s shelter. The same services are provided to the Women’s shelter. In 2015, COAST provided shelter and services to 18 women.
DOVE House provides the only shelter to women and children in Jefferson County. The emergency shelter provides a safe warm place for victims of domestic violence and their children. Food, clothing and hygiene are also provided as well as advocacy and referrals. In 2015, DOVE House sheltered 67 people. The average stay for clients in the shelter program was 53 days. To learn more watch the Dove House Video
The Farmer’s Market “Gimme 5” Program
The “Gimme 5” program extends low-income food assistance programs with $5 matching tokens for local fresh produce from local farmers markets. Low-income families are able to take home and eat more fresh and healthy local produce. In partnership with Jefferson County Public Health mothers and children receiving WIC are supported not only in accessing healthy food but also in learning to cook on a tight budget.
JC MASH Free Medical Clinic Program
The JC MASH Free Clinic provides health assessments, basic treatment, and referral services to citizens with no or inadequate insurance and/or poor access to traditional medical care. The clinic operates on a walk-in, no hassle basis with free services. The clinic served 159 community members in 2015
Counseling Clinic/ OlyCAP
The Counseling Clinic offers free counseling to people of all ages, with a primary target of at-risk-youth. The program educates the public on mental health illness, teaches coping skills and fosters positive attitudes through the clinic Facebook page.
St. Vincent de Paul
St Vincent de Paul volunteers respond to emergency requests for help from anyone in East Jefferson County. Teams of volunteers meet face-to-face with people to offer financial assistance and referrals. In 2015 St Vincent volunteers served 2040 individuals/families in Jefferson County.
Camp Beausite Northwest -Horse Power for Veterans
This is an equine-assisted program that provides social, emotional, psychological, and physical activities and therapies for veterans and their families. Horse Power will help meet the needs of families and couples reuniting after multiple deployments, and veterans who have been wounded, physically or psychologically.
Catholic Community Services- Volunteer Services
CCS Works with low income elderly or adults with disabilities to maintain an independent lifestyle for as long as is safely possible. The program utilizes dedicated volunteers (Boeing Blue Bills) to provide services such as transportation, housekeeping, household repairs, building accessible ramps and installing safety devices.
Clallam-Jefferson Pro Bono Lawyers Community Office Program
Pro Bono Lawyers provide legal advocacy, advice and representation through volunteer attorneys to ensure equal access to justice for low income residents of Jefferson County.
Disability Awareness Starts Here (DASH)
Disability Awareness Program provides education and advocacy to make it easier for people with disabilities to more fully participate in Jefferson County Community Liefe.
Inclusive Recreation Program – evaluates trails and walking spaces in Jefferson County to identify opportunities that are “all abilities” and to organize and carry out an inclusive recreation activity for the community.
ECHHO (Ecumenical Christian Helping Hands Organization) – Senior Support Services
The ECHHO program supports Jefferson County residents of all ages with a range of services that assist them to continue living independently, comfortably and with dignity. ECHHO volunteers provide transportation services and respond to and fill requests for medical equipment loans for community residents.
Adult Evening English as a Second Language (ESL) /YMCA
The program improves a students’ knowledge of the English language, which benefits them in the workplace and their personal lives, and in turn will benefit our community.
Habitat for Humanity South County Home Repair Program-
Habitat provides affordable home repairs to South County homeowners who are unable to manage their own repairs due to income, age or disability.
Horse Partners Therapeutic Riding Program
The therapeutic riding and horse care for children and adults with special needs provides an opportunity for riders to experience a sense of companionship and develops empathy and trust.
NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) Suicide Prevention and Crisis Training
NAMI Members are trained to recognize the warning signs of suicide, learn skills for crisis intervention and suicide management, improve communications skills with those in crisis, and learn better ways to help people access community resources.
Backpacks for Kids Weekend Nutrition Program
The Backpack for Kids Weekend Nutrition Program provides bags of shelf-stable groceries to food-insecure children at Quilcene, Chimacum and Port Townsend Schools. This food provides a weekend worth of meals for children confidentially identified by school teachers and counselors
The Boiler Room
Job Program provides job training through the coffeehouse operations and coordinator positions, teaching individuals skills related to retail, food service, office management, promotion and more.
Adulting “How To..” Program aims to teach things that were not taught in school or at home. It provides a chance to catch up with things that you wish you know. This new program is open to all ages. Skills include filing taxes, insurance, banking, budgeting, etc.
The Community Boat Project
Provides youth a “Sense of Place” by connecting them to the Environment, the Economy, and the People of Puget Sound. The Community Boat Project is a community building program using the platform of Maritime Education to build deep connection between youth and adults through meaningful work together.
Concerned Citizen Birth to 3 Program
The Birth to 3 program strives to ensure that every child in Jefferson County is able access services in a familiar setting located in his or her own community. The program finds and assesses children birth to three who may fit the criteria for educational services to address developmental delays. The program also works with parents and caregivers to provide them with the skills and confidence needed to advocate for their children’s developmental and educational needs.
Jefferson Teen Center
The Jefferson Teen Center provides mentoring, homework help, and substance abuse education to Middle School Students in Chimacum.
Jumping Mouse Children’s Center
Jumping Mouse provides mental health therapy for Jefferson County children who have experienced trauma. UGN funding for this program supports intern therapists in the Master‐level Internship Program
Literacy Council – Multicultural & Children’s Books
The Literacy Council promotes diversity and multicultural understanding through the purchase and distribution of multicultural children’s books to Jefferson County businesses, organizations and libraries
ReCyclery apprenticeships offer youth rare opportunities for mentoring, job responsibilities with stipends, bike mechanic skills, and customer service experience – worthwhile skills for success in life. The apprenticeship program allows young people to become entry-level bike mechanics able to repair bikes and apply for jobs
Organizations Receiving Block Grants to Support Multiple Programs
Haines Street Cottage Emergency And Transitional Housing – A shelter for families and single individuals who are homeless. This is the only clean and sober shelter, and the only family shelter in Jefferson County.
Senior Nutrition Services – providing Meals on Wheels to vulnerable seniors in Jefferson County and congregate meals for seniors at the Tri Area Community center on a weekly basis.
Food Bank Food Distribution Program – The Food distribution Program an extension of Jefferson County’s four community food banks/pantries. The Program warehouse receives/stores/distributes/transports food product for emergency feeding programs.
Building Futures – matching local students with caring, supportive, and stable adult mentors who meet weekly for an hour at school to play sports, read books, create art, write stories, and more.
Y Kids Childcare and Summer Day Camp – an affordable option for working parents while providing a safe learning environment, activities for socializing and nutrition. After school care for children ages 5 to 12. During holiday and school breaks and for the summer months, Y Kids operates 7:30 am-6 pm. Full meals are served after school and during the day in the summer.
After the Bell – provides a safe place for Jefferson County youth during the critical after school hours of 3-6 pm. This four part after-school activities program incorporates physical activity, academic support, nutrition and enrichment activities.
Tutoring – provides specialized academic support for students at Blue Heron, Chimacum School and Quilcene Schools.
Jefferson Mental Health
Harbor House –Day treatment program where therapeutic opportunities build adaptive community skills in a safe, confidential and supportive environment.
Group Therapies – Peer to Peer and group therapy
Assessment And Evaluation — Psychological assessment and evaluation made available to individuals to test thinking, learning and behavior to drive improved behavioral health treatment in our community.
Transitional Housing Services – Provides apartment leases and motel rooms and staff support for chronically homeless clients with no other option
Crisis Services — Prevent or reduce inpatient psychiatric hospitalization of the most through crisis services in an outpatient setting.
Intensive Children And Youth Services – Comprehensive behavioral health services for children and youth with complex behavioral needs up to age 21.
2-1-1 is an easy-to-remember telephone number that connects people with important community services and volunteer opportunities.