We are excited to share that Sulma Mendoza, JAMLAC’s Immigration Director, was invited to join Denver Faith Leaders in an important initiative aimed at addressing homelessness in our community. Perla Bustillos, Deputy Director of Public Engagement at Mayor Johnston’s Office, reached out to Sulma after a recommendation from Michelle Ferrigno Warren, JAMLAC’s Board Member. The invitation comes as part of Denver’s concerted efforts to tackle the homelessness crisis through collective action and engagement.
Mayor Johnston’s recent declaration of a State of Emergency on homelessness underscores the urgency of the situation, and the city is calling upon faith leaders and organizations to come together in support. Sulma participated in an initial meeting on July 18, during which she joined fellow faith leaders to discuss ways in which they can contribute through prayer, volunteer efforts, and more. The focus is on fostering a collaborative approach that harnesses the power of community and spirituality to address this pressing issue. We look forward to hearing more about Sulma’s experiences and contributions as she continues to engage in this vital effort.
Stay tuned for further updates and insights as we work together to make a positive difference in our city.