Hundreds of women across the Front Range are working to support new immigrants

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Denver residents have rallied to support a growing population of new immigrants, providing shelter, clothing, and hope to those seeking a new start.

On this edition of A Public Affair, KGNU’s Alexis Kenyon spoke with Cindy Miller, a Broomfield resident and mother who has been hosting groups of new immigrants at her home for more than a year; Heidi Henkel, a Broomfield City Council person and executive director of the Broomfield Resettlement Task Force; Tracy Di Lorenzo, an advocate for the migrant newcomer and traditionally unhoused communities; and Amy Beck, a member of Together Denver, working with the new immigrant population and encampments. The group discussed their experiences and efforts in supporting the influx of new immigrants in the Denver metro area,ย  grassroots mobilization efforts, and the need for broader support from surrounding communities and the federal government.ย 
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From left: Coraline, Cindy Miller, Amy Beck, Tracy Di Lorenzo. Photo by Alexis Kenyon/KGNU

 

If you are interested in getting involved, email Amy Beck at [email protected].
If you have work or household goods to donate for migrant newcomersย  who have recentlyย  found housing, email [email protected]
ย You can also email Cindy Miller at [email protected].
The city of Denver offers resources and support for new immigrants. Visit their website for more information.ย  We have also compiled a list of resources for new immigrants at the bottom of this page.
If you have a resource we should add to this page or a story you want us to cover relating new immigrants in Colorado,ย  please email [email protected].

 

Alexis Kenyon

Alexis Kenyon

Alexis Kenyon is an experienced radio reporter with more than 15 years of experience creating compelling, sound-rich radio stories for news outlets across the country. Kenyon has master's degrees from the University of California, Berkeley, Graduate School of Journalism in radio broadcast and photojournalism. She has worked in KGNU's news department since 2021 as a reporter, editor, and daily news producer. In all her work, she strives to produce thought-provoking, trustworthy journalism that makes other people's stories feel personal. In addition to audio production, Kenyon runs KGNU's news internship program and oversees the department's digital engagement.
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