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.
Health and Wellbeing
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.
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.
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.