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Health and Wellbeing

Helping Neighbors Help Neighbors

Founded in 1965 by a group of local citizens concerned about their neighbors, Rural Resources provides support for all needs with over 30 programs, each with the goal of assisting people and communities to develop the skills, resources and services necessary to improve their general welfare.

Project Timothy

A $5,000 grant from Innovia will help Project Timothy provide emergency housing, meals, rental assistance, financial assistance for utilities and public transportation passes to those who find themselves facing economic hardships in Columbia County and Waitsburg, Washington.

Delivering Meals and Wellness in Kamiah

“How do you tell a senior citizen that they don’t get to eat? You cannot do that,” said Brenda Johnson, Treasurer of the Kamiah Senior Center Board and acting kitchen manager. “We cannot do that, and I won’t do that. We find a way to get the meals to the people who need them.”

Restoring Hope by Restoring Homes

Physician Barry Bacon and his wife, Shelley Bacon, feel so passionately about their hometown of Colville, Washington that volunteering at a local organization of their choice didn’t feel like enough. In 2003, they helped establish the Tri-County Community Health Fund (TCCHF), a nonprofit organization addressing health disparities in northeast Washington.

Cultivating Joy Through Specialized Needs Recreation

Specialized Needs Recreation (SNR) believes that every individual can live a joyful, active and fulfilling life, provided the opportunity. The organization offers recreational socialization opportunities for individuals with special needs through a variety of programs in Coeur d’Alene. 

Bolstering Community Health

Fresh tomatoes, avocados and tortillas are just a sampling of the foods available for free at El Mercadito. Operating monthly, Latinos en Spokane stocks the market with an array of culturally relevant foods, fulfilling an important need for the Latino community that often goes unmet by local food banks. Since the advent of COVID-19, the market has served as a trusted gathering place for locals to access more than just fresh vegetables.

Creating Stability and Fostering Collaboration in Sandpoint

For many hard-working people, an unanticipated event like a car breakdown, illness or accident can escalate into a crisis, particularly when access to support and assistance are not easily available. Linnis Jellinek understands that well. As Director of the Community Resource EnVision Center (CREC), Jellinek is dedicated to providing help to those in need and ensuring that the process is streamlined and accessible to all.

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