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.

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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Charlotte

My child’s name is Charlotte. I heard about Holly Ridge Center while working as an elementary school teacher in the North Mason School District. Holly Ridge came up at Individual Education Plan (IEP) meetings and as an important resource for families.  Charlotte was 2...

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My First 6 Months As Executive Director

My first six months as Executive Director at Holly Ridge Center have been full of challenges and opportunities. The obvious challenges were taking our very interactive teams from an onsite environment with access to daily collaboration to working from home almost...

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Infant Toddler Program Covid-19 Update as of 9/10/2020

Holly Ridge Center’s highest priority is to keep families and staff safe.  Kitsap County is currently in Phase -2 Safe Start.  Based on Early Support for Infant and Toddlers (ESIT) and the Department of Child Youth and Family Services guidelines, Holly Ridge Center is...

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Infant Toddler Program Services Guide

Families and Community Members - We wanted to provide you to a guide of our Infant Toddler Program services during Covid-19.  We are continuing to accept referrals and providing virtual services through video conferencing and phone calls.   If you haven’t tried...

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Stay at Home Guides for Families

Holly Ridge Center’s Infant Toddler Program staff created Stay at Home Guides for Families. The guides include information on how to help your child when they feel anxious or worried and engaging activities for the whole family.   Guides: HRC Stay at Home Guide -...

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Message From Incoming Executive Director

Our Meet and Greet with our incoming Executive Director, Dedra Miller, had to be postponed due to the Covid-19 crisis. In the meantime, please watch this video message from her. [video width="1440" height="1080"...

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New Executive Director Named

We are thrilled to announce the selection of a new Executive Director to lead Holly Ridge Center. After an intentional search process, the Holly Ridge Center Board of Directors and Search Committee, welcomes Dedra Miller as the organization’s new Executive Director....

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