What We Do

JERICHO engages the interfaith community throughout California in shaping and supporting social policies that assist individuals and families living in poverty.  JERICHO lifts up the connection between religious tradition, justice, and social action and mobilizes its nonpartisan, community, and faith-based membership to act.

Sheila WalshFounded in 1987, by Sister Sheila Walsh, SSS and the Sisters of Social Service, JERICHO’s sole purpose has been to protect the interests of people living in poverty in California by equipping concerned citizens with advocacy tools for systemic change. From its beginning, JERICHO has provided focused advocacy at the State and Local level to effect structural change in public policies that affect those living in poverty or otherwise in need

Recognized for its effective work by bi-partisan leaders, JERICHO is the only statewide, interfaith, non-partisan, organization in California founded specifically to educate and advocate on behalf of the most vulnerable members of our society by assisting individuals and families living in poverty. It has been a collaborative force from its beginning-offering people of conscience an opportunity to ensure fairness in social policies

JERICHO accomplishes its work through two organizations:

JERICHO: A Voice for Justice 501 (c) (4) and
JERICHO: Education for Justice. 501 (c) (3)

A Voice for Justice, JERICHO advocates for just social policies at the state and local level affecting the most vulnerable members of our society by assisting individuals and families living in poverty.

Education for Justice, JERICHO educates its members about social policies at the state and local level affecting the most vulnerable members of our society and their impact on individuals and families living in poverty.