Bremerton Office Temporarily Closed

Closed office

Due to repairs, the DCYF office in Bremerton, located at 3423 6th Street, Suite 217, will remain closed today and is expected to reopen on Wednesday, July 17.

If you need assistance with reporting abuse, neglect, or child care concerns, please call the local intake office at 1-888-713-6115.

We apologize for any inconvenience and thank you for your patience. 

Kindering Success: Talon’s Story

Talon - Kindering Student

Talon was born with Autism Spectrum Disorder. He was largely nonverbal, making no gestures and limited eye contact. Talon’s services with Kindering – the largest Early Support for Infants and Toddlers (ESIT) program in the state – began when he was 18 months old. He had regular home visits from Kindering Speech Language Pathologist Rachel, who quickly became Talon’s favorite playmate and an irreplaceable resource for his mother, Michelle.

Walla Walla Social Worker Recognized for Work Ethic, Teamwork

Katie Johnston, a social worker

Katie Johnson. a social worker in Region 2, was recognized for the ways she interacts with families and takes early actions to address safety and permanency.

In addition to conducting her own shared planning meetings, Christie Funkhouser, a meeting facilitator in Region 2, said Katie recently filled in for social workers who were on leave.

“You would not have known which of the meetings was actually a case she was assigned to because she gave her best at all three meetings,” said Christie.

Sign Up for Earthquake, Wildfire and Weather Alerts

phone alerts

The Emergency Alert System (EAS) is the national public warning system that provides the public with critical emergency and disaster alerts. The system is also used by state and local authorities to deliver important information targeted to a specific region. 

The public is encouraged to visit the Washington State Emergency Management Division website to sign up for local emergency alerts and notifications

DCYF Transformations

DCYF staff

As of today, we have fully transitioned all programs into DCYF and launched the new agency branding. Great work, and thank you to all DCYF staff throughout the agency.

We continuously feel inspired by the work that is done here, so we recently sat down with 3 current and incoming DCYF staff to talk about what their work at DCYF means to them and their vision for this new agency.

Secretary Hunter Attends the 2019 Camp to Belong Washington

DCYF Secretary Ross Hunter with siblings at Camp To Belong

Ross Hunter, Secretary of the Department of Children, Youth, and Families (DCYF) visited this year’s Camp To Belong Washington, a camp dedicated to reuniting siblings separated by foster care, adoption or kinship.

The five-day summer camp is held at Miracle Ranch at Port Orchard, Wash., and features activities specially designed to help siblings re-connect and strengthen their bonds. This year, the camp reunited 104 siblings. Since the camp began in 2009, more than 1,000 brothers and sisters have been reunited.

House Bill 1638 Removes MMR Vaccine Exemption for Schools & Child Care Centers

Image representing vaccinations for children, youth, families

Effective July 28, 2019, Engrossed House Bill 1638 removes the option for a personal/philosophical exemption to the MMR (measles, mumps, and rubella) vaccine requirement for schools and child care centers. The new law also requires employees and volunteers at child care centers to provide immunization records indicating they have received the MMR vaccine or have proof of immunity.

Juvenile Rehabilitation
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Services and rehabilitative treatment for juvenile offenders.

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