NAWBO member Nancy Nelson, president of Spokane Valley-based Humanix, the region's leading temporary staffing service, was highlighted in "Spokane How's Business". Nelson has been elected to the Board of Spokane Valley Partners.
For more than 40 years, Spokane Valley Partners (SVP) has been the only comprehensive source of social services between the Spokane city limits and the Idaho border. In addition to its food bank, which this year distributed more than 1.5 million pounds of food, SVP operates these five ongoing programs: clothing bank; emergency assistance; protective payee services; telephone voice mail; and Baby O Baby, which provides baby care items to new moms. SVP also offers seasonal assistance in many ways.
Additionally, SVP provides a Valley home for the Spokane Regional Health District; SNAP; ValleyFest; ChangePoint, which provides services to the disadvantaged; Hearth Homes, which helps women and children find suitable homes; and Grins and Giggles Family Dentistry. Washington State University nursing students offer screenings at the center, and the Theater Arts for Children stages productions in its 150-seat theater. SVP operates in partnership with faith communities, local and state agencies, supporting businesses, service clubs, Second Harvest Food Bank and community volunteers.