Through the Community Action Network (CAN) our congregation partners for justice in ways that offer all of our members and friends the opportunity to deepen, connect and engage for a better world.

Community Organizing

We partner with Together Colorado, a nonpartisan, multi-racial and multi-faith community organization that focuses on using a community organizing model to bring about structural change for justice. We focus on the issues of mental health, affordable housing and homelessness in an effort to make a difference in Jefferson County. We also occasionally work with Together Colorado on other social justice issues.

JUC CAN meets twice monthly on Sundays on Zoom and visitors are always welcome. You can email us to get the link to the meeting at communityaction@jeffersonunitarian.org

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If you would like to be added to the Community Action Alert list to receive information about ballot issues, legislative updates and other current social justice issues, please send an email to communityaction@jeffersonunitarian.org

If you would to keep current on JUC CAN meetings and activities, join our JUC CAN email group by  clicking here. You are under no obligation to attend meetings.

Special Projects

Together Colorado and the Jefferson Unitarian Church Community Action Network (JUC CAN) are working to engage and inform residents in several manufactured housing communities in Jeffco about their rights and new statewide laws that provide protections for residents of mobile home parks. This work is made possible by a one year grant from JUC’s Endowment Memorial gift Trust (EMGT) and a two year grant from Community First Foundation. Our main partners in this work are 9to5 Colorado and the Colorado Coalition of Manufactured Home Owners (CoCoMHO).

Manufactured housing is the largest unsubsidized source of affordable housing and provides homes to seniors on fixed incomes, immigrants, low-income families, people with disabilities, veterans, and others in need of low-cost housing. Keeping residents in their homes and preserving existing affordable housing are important aspects of housing concerns in Jeffco. We aim to build knowledge and momentum to empower Jeffco manufactured housing residents to advocate for their rights as home owners and tenants.

For more information on this project, click here.

We participate in the Jefferson County Communities That Care, a coalition of more than 100 stakeholders, community members, key leaders and youth using a community change process focused on preventing substance misuse, sexual/relationship violence and hopelessness/anxiety among youth in our community. Twelve Talks to Have with Teens is one of the outcomes of this coalition.

Direct Service

We are not currently engaging in any direct service activities. If you are interested in future direct service, please contact us at communityaction@jeffersonunitarian.org  

Projects in the past include reading with first through third graders two days a week at Lumberg Elementary in Edgewater, helping to staff a food bank for seniors at the Edgewater Plaza, and partnering with the Edgewater Collective, Senior Connections and other community organizations to identify and address needs.

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