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Continuous Communication

Creating a process and environment in our community where agencies can come together to discuss complex social issues - homelessness, intergenerational poverty, ACEs, mental health issues, substance use, criminal activity - and develop innovative solutions is hard work. We must all be patient while holding each other accountable.


Backbone Agencies

Kitsap Strong's role as the backbone:

  • Have a dedicated staff

  • Have a high level of credibility within the community

  • Serve as neutral convener - create a space/process for agencies to learn together

  • Build key relationships across agencies involved in the initiative

  • Focus people’s attention & create a sense of urgency

  • Frame issues to present opportunities & difficulties

  • Use evaluation as a tool for learning & progress

  • Ensure coordination & accountability

  • Establish collective ownership

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