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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you would to keep current on JUC CAN meetings and activities, join our JUC CAN email group.
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). Together Colorado has a Mobile Home Park Organizing webpage with various resources and announcements.
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.
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.