"Building a caring community - 
assisting people in need."

PO Box 1657, Burlington, VT 05402
Ph# 802 862-4501


JUMP’s mission is “To promote the physical, emotional and spiritual well-being of people by providing compassionate care, direct assistance to meet basic needs, and advocacy”.  



Founded in 1988 by five downtown Burlington faith communities more than 34 years ago and now supported by 28 faith communities, JUMP has been a resource for our economically disadvantaged neighbors in search of basic human needs and opportunities to increase self-sufficiency and quality of life.  JUMP’s services are provided with compassion and without discrimination or judgement, to all ages, including to the unemployed, under-employed, homeless, families experiencing food insecurity, victims of domestic abuse, the formerly incarcerated, those living with physical or mental disabilities, those living in recovery from or presently suffering with substance abuse and those living paycheck to paycheck.  JUMP assists in meeting the immediate needs of our vulnerable neighbors by providing vouchers for food, clothing, personal care and cleaning items and essential household goods.  Assistance with utility bills is also available and not only helps to keep people warm and with power to their homes but assists in timely paying of bills and maintaining their credit rating and self-sufficiency. 

THE GIFT OF SPACE & FUNDS —First Congregational Church UCC of Burlington provides foundational support for JUMP. Since 1990, the church has donated the space for our JUMP Drop-In Center, Offices and parking for volunteers, staff and JUMP clients. Our close, positive relationship helps keep JUMP fulfilling our vital mission throughout the year. We are grateful for the tremendous support we receive from the First Congregational Church UCC of Burlington.