Eli’s Place, named after Eli Creekmore who was tragically murdered in a domestic violence incident by his father in 1986, is a duplex located in Kitsap County that provides transitional housing for survivors of domestic violence.
Eli’s great-grand-aunt, Ardis Morrow – a member of Poulsbo-North Kitsap Rotary Club – has been a champion for domestic violence victims and was instrumental in her partnership with Linda Joyce – former Executive Director of the YWCA – in obtaining the housing establishing Eli’s Place. Ardis successfully lobbied for tougher penalties for domestic violence perpetrators and more protections for survivors, and spurred the formation of the Poulsbo North Kitsap Rotary Club’s Domestic Violence Prevention Committee.
Eli’s Place provides an opportunity for survivors of domestic violence to overcome barriers and prevent the cycle of violence for future generations. With the support of YWCA HomeSafe services, residents can find renewal and empowerment, a safe place to achieve goals, and a home in which they can make a healthy transition into better lives for themselves and their children.
The property was gifted by Kitsap County Consolidated Housing Authority.