West Sound Treatment Center has been providing comprehensive assessment, placement, treatment and support services to individuals and families in our community for more than 35 years. We currently have three Behavioral Health Clinics located in Kitsap County. Our Poulsbo and Port Orchard Clinics provide comprehensive Assessment, Intensive Outpatient treatment and Outpatient, Continuing Care, and Relapse Prevention Treatment. Our third clinic, located inside the Kitsap County Jail is home to our New Start Intensive Outpatient and Re-entry program. Our individualized approach to treatment and recovery planning include a menu of recovery options to increase internal motivation and involve our participants in their own care.
Utilizing models of care including evidenced based and best practices, our services are tailored to truly meet our participants where they are and to utilize their perception as a reference point for change.
Participants work closely with our clinicians to determine what programs best serve their needs according to clinical criteria, participant stage of change, and participant availability. Our goal is to create “community” for our participants that helps them maintain their recovery and build an ongoing support system that promotes permanent recovery.
New Start Program
In Jail Treatment and Re-Entry Services
New Start is a new program at WSTC in 2015 that provides comprehensive chemical dependency treatment and re-entry coordination and support services on-site at the Kitsap County Jail. This innovative and progressive program serves men and women 18 and older who are incarcerated, experiencing substance use disorders, and in need of Intensive Outpatient Substance Use Disorder treatment. The program is voluntary, and comprehensive assessment and treatment, and re-entry coordination and support services are provided. Priority is given to Veterans, pregnant women, IV drug users, people with drug-related criminal histories, and those exiting jail into homelessness.
Continuing care treatment, vocational services, and supportive transitional housing are also provided for up to nine months once the participant has exited the jail. In addition, the New Start program and its many community partner programs provide a safety net of services that support mental health, medical health, justice and legal aid, housing, transportation, education, and more.
A report released by the National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse (CASA) in 2010 showed that alcohol and other drugs are significant factors in all crime, and that 85% of the U.S. prison and jail population have substance use disorders; histories of substance abuse; were under the influence of alcohol or other drugs at the time of their crime; committed their offense to get money to buy drugs; were incarcerated for an alcohol or drug law violation; or shared some combination of these characteristics. The report found that if all inmates who needed treatment and continuing care received such services, the community would break even in a year if just over 10% remained sober, employed, and crime free, and that the community would reap an economic benefit of $90,953 per year, per offender.
If you would like to know more about the New Start Program, please contact WSTC at (360)876-9430 or email Julie.Whitlow@wstcs.org.
Compass Vocational Services
West Sound Treatment Center’s Compass Vocational Services program provides specific and individualized services to help unemployed or underemployed individuals get back to work, build better careers, or further their education.
Compass services to our program participants include:
One-on-one vocational navigation
Intensive vocational assessment
Career-seeking skills workshops including:
Career path exploration
Resumes that get noticed
Efficient cover letters
Job search strategies
Transferable skills inventory
Interview skills & attire
Personal skill identification
Our mission at West Sound Treatment Center’s mission is to improve lives and restore hope through education and support services. We make a difference in our community by providing critical services to support our participants in overcoming their barriers. Using our wide array of strategies and resources, we strive to improve the job-seeking skills and employability of our participants. Our participants include:
Chronically homeless individuals and families
Short-term and long-term unemployed
Recovering substance users
Ex-offenders looking to reintegrate into society
Individuals with no work experience
For more information about how to access Compass services, call WSTC at (360) 876-9430.
Compass Vocational Services also provides on-site services at our community partner agencies and are tailored to meet the unique needs of each. By doing so, we are able to;
Contribute to the building of strong community partnerships through our innovative and inclusive approach to service delivery.
Provide our community partner agencies with on-site quality and comprehensive vocational services for their participants.