Home-Related Assistance

Bills - Gas or Electric

Need Help Paying Your PSE Gas or Electric Bill? You may be eligible for such assistance, based on your income. Please call Helpline House (842-7621) to learn more.


Emergency Preparedness

Alert Notification Sign-Up: To be notified of emergent conditions such as serious weather changes or local disasters which may impact your decision about how and where to spend your day, the Kitsap County Department of Emergency Management maintains a notification list. By signing up, you will be notified via phone or email.

At this time the KCDEM system is being updated, visit www.kitsapdem.org for more details on their alert warning system.


Home Modifications to Support Independent Living

The Housing Resources Board has a program to support your ability to stay in your home safely.  Funding is available to make modifications regardless of whether you own or rent your home.  Contact Julie at 206-842-1909.


Medical Alert

Our Kitsap County Area Agency on Aging, Senior Information and Assistance has recommended two programs:

  • Franciscan Life Line (call 1-888-771-1977)
  • Philips Lifeline (call 1-800-600-6628)

AARP has an extensive article on choosing Medical Alert Devices.


Vial of Life

A special program to help you in an emergency! Pick up a free “Vial of Life” container to keep your up-to-date medical information. The information is placed in the refrigerator for emergency workers to find. Available at the Senior Center. Free.


Warming Center

Visit our Warming Center page for more information on how to keep warm when the power goes out.


Winter Preparedness

Are you prepared for the next big storm, prolonged power outage, or other emergency?Check out the helpful guides at www.bifd.org/monthly-preparedness-tip.aspx published by the Bainbridge Island Fire Department and the City of Bainbridge Island Police and Public Works.