New website details services on Bainbridge Island

A new website has taken flight on the island.

A group of Bainbridge Island nonprofit organizations have launched a new website — dubbed the Bainbridge Island Resource Directory, or BIRD — that shares information on services of interest to youth, families, and seniors and is designed from a Bainbridge-centric perspective.

The directory is at biresourcedirectory.org.

“Many of our organizations were keeping separate notebooks chock full of resources, but keeping them up to date was a real challenge,” said Reed Price, executive director of the Bainbridge Island Senior Community Center.

The Bainbridge Island Senior Community Center is serving as the fiscal agent for the project.

“Working together and with the public we can do a better job of having accurate information available to all,” Price said.

There are 277 entries so far on the website, which include resources from across the state, and the list was designed with the idea of highlighting organizations and agencies most relevant to Bainbridge, Price said.

“We have so many families either moving to the community or finding themselves in need of a new resources, from childcare to senior support. How great it will be for everyone to find everything they need in one place,” said Kathy Haskin, executive director of Peacock Family Services.

The project was launched with the Bainbridge Island Senior/Community Center, Helpline House, Island Volunteer Caregivers, Kitsap Regional Library-Bainbridge, and Housing Resources Bainbridge. At the first of the year, KiDiMu and Peacock Family Services added their support.

The project was assisted by grants from the Bainbridge Community Foundation and the city of Bainbridge Island.