Harbor Hope Center is a private, non-profit organization established to serve individuals and families in the greater Gig Harbor and Key Peninsula area. Our community is located eight miles across the Narrows Bridge northwest of Tacoma, Washington and about 17 miles south of Bremerton.
In the area between these two cities, the same social and economic problems exist. What didn’t exist: a formal social safety network. This disparity is primarily due to overwhelming need in Tacoma and Bremerton and a lack of organized resources to respond to the growing economic, physical and emotional needs of those in the Peninsula.
These areas suffer from the same social problems as larger metropolitan neighbors—poverty, homelessness, hunger, broken homes, the opioid crises and other drug and alcohol-related problems. Harbor Hope Center has been established to fill the service gap.
Harbor Hope Center is an organization of community members who have come together to better the lives of homeless students and families in the greater Gig Harbor and Kitsap Peninsula area. Our goal is to create a safety network that assists in meeting the growing economic, physical and emotional needs through our five pillars: host home program, mentoring program, food, clothing and transportation assistance.
The organization has purchased a home to provide transitional housing for homeless male students. It has staffed the house with a full-time paid resident advisor. It plans to purchase two additional homes, one for female homeless students and one for young, homeless single parent families.