Sun Lakes Sheriff’s Posse Visits Men’s Homeless Center

Front row: Jim McLellan, Ken Hinatsu, Kelly Whalen (director of A New Leaf’s East Valley Men’s Center), Ramon Rubio, Michael Johnstone, and Victor Tyus; back row: Bill Shedd, Commander Craig Lloyd, and Stephen Brown

Bill Shedd

The Sun Lakes Sheriff’s Posse continued its annual tradition of supplying work boots to A New Leaf’s East Valley Men’s Center in Mesa. The Center is a safe haven for men in homelessness in the Valley who are transitioning back into the workforce and independence. The staff at the Center works with the men on their resumes, getting interviews, and to find employment and permanent housing.

For the past seven years, the Sun Lakes Sheriff’s Posse has worked with a local business owner to supply new work boots and socks for these men so that once they find a job, they are ready to go to work. In all, almost 60 residents at the Center walked away with a new pair of boots and a pair of socks. The men at the Center were extremely grateful.

If you would like to learn more or join the Sun Lakes Sheriff’s Posse, please go to our website or contact our office for an application. We are located at 9531 E. Riggs Road in Sun Lakes, and our phone number is 480-895-8751.