Stories

Below are a few stories of our children in our Infant Toddler Program and adults supported in our Adult Employment Services Program. We are thankful for our families and clients that are willing to share their stories. These stories help prospective families and the community learn more about the services Holly Ridge Center provides. If you would like to share your story with us, please contact edelma@hollyridge.org.

2022 Kitsap County Developmental Disabilities Resource Fair

Holly Ridge Center, the Washington Initiative for Supported Employment (WISE), and Kitsap County Developmental Disabilities collaborated to bring you this year’s Resource Fair. It will be live from April 1st through June 30th. Check out the many partner agencies...

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Hudson’s Early Intervention Story

Holly Ridge Center Speech Language Pathologists use sign language as a method of communication with children experiencing speech delays, and Hudson's use of sign language profoundly aided in his communication. “The signing was huge because I finally got to understand...

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Naomi’s Employment Journey

Naomi joined our Holly Ridge Center Adult Employment Services Program in the Fall of 2020. As an individual beginning job development services in the School To Work transition program, Naomi and her Employment Consultant faced unique circumstances due to the pandemic....

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Infant Toddler Program Update 8/27/2021

Dear Holly Ridge Families, The Holly Ridge Center (HRC) staff has been working tirelessly, attempting to maximize services while navigating the ever-changing rules of the pandemic.  The latest Delta variant is causing challenges to HRC’s attempts to open more...

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Jack

Jack began Early Intervention Services at Holly Ridge Center around age one. He received numerous therapies and services. Our therapists, educators, and social workers developed wonderful relationships with Jack's family. Critical services happened both in Jack’s home...

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Leo

Leo spent about a year working with a speech therapist and playgroup teacher at Holly Ridge Center to help with his speech delay. Leo received services in person before Covid-19 restrictions and then successfully via Telehealth. Now that he's 3, Leo has been promoted...

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Katie Is The Giver Of Joy

Katie is a giver of joy and has been providing smiles to Applebee’s customers and the team of staff at the Kitsap location for three years now! Her Holly Ridge Center Job Coach calls her the “hostess with the mostest” and says that she brings joy, a hard work ethic,...

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Virtual Kitsap County Developmental Disabilities Fair

In collaboration with Holly Ridge Center, the Kitsap County Parent Coalition and the Washington Initiative for Supported Employment (WISE), Kitsap County Developmental Disabilities is pleased to announce the Virtual 2021 Resource Fair! The Virtual Resource Fair will...

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Infant Toddler Program Covid-19 Update as of February 25, 2021

Infant Toddler Program Update: Holly Ridge Center’s highest priority is keeping children, families, and staff safe. As you may know, Kitsap County is currently in Phase-2 of Healthy Washington Requirements.  Based on Early Support for Infant and Toddlers (ESIT) and...

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