No walk-ins due to Covid-19. 
Services available using FLEX online application
FLEX mail in application or 
call in application - 802 862-4501

"Responding to the need that is out there"
 
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In 2020, JUMP will continue to explore community initiative’s which support shared effort and resources to reach out and meet families where they are at.


If you'd like to support the important work that JUMP does for approximately 2200 householdss a year, please consider making a one time or reoccurring tax-deductible donation.

A Message from--

Ronald Pynn; President Board of Directors and Wanda Hines; Director                                                                                          

This has been a year like no other - lives disrupted, businesses shuttered, Zoom taking on a whole new meaning, and everyone getting reacquainted with their four walls!  We all have been impacted in so many ways by COVID-19, and JUMP is no exception.

 

When the pandemic prevented in-person visits to the drop-in center, JUMP quickly changed direction and within a week was able to continue meeting low income families and individuals’ needs by providing on-line services and mailed vouchers through a newly created FLEX assistance program. JUMP’s primary goal, amid the COVID pandemic, has been to remain open and ensure all economically disadvantaged families have dependable access to help meeting basic needs.

 

JUMP Client: “JUMP still reached out to us to see how our needs were going and if there was any way they could help out and I thought that was amazing.”

 

Clients make on-line or phone calls to request services.  The JUMP FLEX program then delivers by mail aid to purchase groceries, transportation help, utility assistance, personal hygiene and cleaning supplies.  These vouchers assist not only in meeting basic needs but also help those “living on the edge” to preserve key funds for other essentials.  JUMP also provides services to many immigrants, the New Americans, who have recently arrived in Chittenden County.  Since COVID-19, 23% of households receiving assistance from JUMP were first time recipients.  

 

JUMP Client: “I had to catch up on back Burlington Gas bill so I can have heat this year.”

 

Because clients cannot come in person to JUMP, JUMP established a Quarterly Care Call network, wherein staff and volunteers call clients on a quarterly basis to check on their well-being and need for assistance.  In this manner, JUMP can be reaching out to clients, checking on their well-being and determining if their needs are being met.  But just as important, these calls are a compassionate point of contact, allowing clients to know JUMP cares about the challenge’s clients face.  “JUMP provides somebody to talk to-a caring ear.”

 

 

JUMP Client: “JUMP hasn’t walked away and during COVID we get calls from the ladies at JUMP checking in on us and they call them comfort calls.”

 

With profound purpose, and over 30 years later, JUMP continues to be a proven, consistent resource for thousands of our most vulnerable neighbors.  All this because of your help!

 

JUMP Client: “What you see is a result of a lot of work which JUMP has been a part of.  It does take a lot of work, but you can get out of crisis and you can make it through transitions, and you can achieve success as a family.”

 

JUMP asks for your continued support for this valuable and needed mission.  Please give generously this holiday season so that JUMP can continue to reduce barriers to help the economically disadvantaged achieve economic independence and healthier well-being. 

                                                                                                 

JOINT URBAN MINISTRY PROJECT (JUMP) is getting ready to run an online auction fundraiser.




Starting on February 1, 2021, JOINT URBAN MINISTRY PROJECT INC 

will be auctioning off a number of fun and unique items to bid on to raise money for our organization - and the more items we have the more money we can raise, so we're asking for your help.


Donate an Item

Show your support by clicking on the "Donate Items" button to contribute to our catalog.

Give a little and get a lot in return.

Whether you have 1 item or 100 to contribute, your participation is an invaluable art of our fundraising efforts. By donating an item or service directly online, you'll be helping to raise money for our organization, and you'll receive a mention on our site that can link back to your own web page.

Become a Sponsor

Place your company's logo on our site that links back to your own web page and you could develop new business. We can track how often your logo is viewed and clicked to see just how many people are accessing your site.