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Group photo of Vitalize Kitsap members and staff


Empowering people with intellectual and developmental disabilities to lead lives of meaning and self-determination

Vitalize Kitsap was co-founded by Holly Aardal and Deb Payne and its story began in 2000. What started as a gathering of middle school girls with diverse intellectual abilities ignited a flame of inclusivity and community. Over the years, this community evolved, leading to the birth of Island Time Activities (ITA) in 2011.


As the years passed and the girls grew, so did the size, scale, and scope of the programs and activities.  In 2020, the name was changed to "Vitalize Kitsap" to symbolize our expanded reach to encompass the entirety of Kitsap County. Today, Vitalize Kitsap proudly serves individuals of all genders, both teens and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. With a heart full of gratitude, we eagerly anticipate another remarkable 20 years of service to this extraordinary community.

Our Services

Tuition-based services, with options for private pay or state funding for those eligible for services from the Developmental Disabilities Administration (DDA)

Vitalize Kitsap Services

  • Transportation

  • One-on-one services

  • Augmented communication

  • Individual Goal Plans

  • Life and Job Skills

  • Personal Care

  • Skilled Nursing Care

  • Social Clubs

  • Peer Activities

  • Community Inclusion

Vitalize Kitsap Waiver Services & Contracts

  • Respite Care *

  • Community Engagement *

  • Specialized Habilitation *

  • Skilled Nursing *

  • Staff & Family Consultation *

  • Bainbridge School District Adult Living Program services


*Washington State Department of Social and Health Services, Developmental Disabilities Administration

Click here for answers to commonly asked questions about our services

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