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In 2015, 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.

“Making One Necessary Moment at a Time...”

Last year, the Joint Urban Ministry Project (JUMP) experienced a year of funding uncertainty. In order to stay within the operating budget,  the JUMP Board found it necessary to make adjustments to ensure  sustainable cash flow. These decisions ultimately had the effect  of decreasing workforce hours and resulted in JUMP serving 644   fewer families in need of voucher assistance. This represented a 22%  decrease in the number of households served.  An additional 1,383 individuals/families were turned away due to limited resources; JUMP was only able to serve 11 eligible households per day.

Worthy of attention, hundreds of the most vulnerable in our community continue to visit JUMP for voucher assistance.  We always ask “What assistance is most important to you today: transportation, household goods, food, utilities, laundry, finance or healthcare?”  Yet, it is  the closely listening ear that often provide clients a better sense of choices and what matters most  “making one necessary moment at a time”.    


Likewise, “making one necessary moment at a time” is the real endgame behind JUMP’s Partner Request Initiative (PRI), a new  resource for community partners to advocate for JUMP voucher assistance to help shared clients. Working together, community partners request voucher assistance and provide personal eligibility assurance to promote client voices and ensure need is met by designated JUMP assistance. Aligned with JUMP’s core value collaboration, PRI is a networking tool which enhances JUMP’s capacity to provide necessary financial and human resources.


(To read the complete article and the 2015 Summer Bi-Annual Newsletter, please click here)


Thank you City Market 

Thank you City Market for the August opportunity to be one of the three recipients of your “Rally for Change Program” where customers rounded up their transactions at the registers.


August “Rally for Change” 50% recipient was Seaba Burlington, the 10% recipient was JUMP, and the 40% recipient each month was the Chittenden Emergency Food Shelf.


City Markets Rally for Change Program” will help support JUMP’s transportation voucher program. 


These vouchers are especially helpful when one considers the discrepancy between where clients live and where the jobs and other services offered to them are located. Without gas to get to an interview, a doctor’s appointment, school or the grocery store, life can be exceedingly challenging.



JUMP Video..."This is what we do."

IN 2014, 84 Volunteers contributed 2602 hours to support JUMP’s mission “to promote the physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being of people by providing spiritual care, direct assistance to meet basic needs, and advocacy.” If you are interested Volunteers are needed to assist with special events, to coordinate food and toiletry drives, and for committee and direct service work in JUMP’s Drop-In Center.

IN-KIND DONATIONS: “Imagine Going Without...”
IN 2014 supporters from more than 26 area faith communities, individuals,
community organizations, and businesses donated 16801 needed items valued at $37,127. Seventy-four percent were for supplies such as; essential toiletries and household items. Most important at times are PERSONAL HYGIENE items. Imagine going without them. Good hygiene helps our most vulnerable community members stay healthy and maintain dignity.