Published November 23, 2021
Mandy Davis announced last week that she was resigning as director of Jericho Way, a homeless ministry in Little Rock operated by Depaul USA. Her last day is Jan. 1. Davis joined the staff when the center opened in 2015 and became the director in 2017.
“As a new social work graduate, I never imagined the journey the past six years have taken me on with you,” she wrote in a letter to the homeless community and staff. “I remember the first day of my directorship like it was yesterday. My heart was beating out of my chest in fear, and tears were never far from falling because I wasn’t sure how I’d be received. Sister Elizabeth (Greim, DC), the founding diretor left quite a legacy and big shoes to fill. With that in mind, we got to work.”
“It’s vital to make space for new leadership. To whomever that is, thank you. This community and the partners need you. They need your vision, they need your passion and they need your drive for change. After all, homelessness is solvable. … My parting advice is to love them. All of them, especially when it’s hard.”