"Safely Bringing Need and Resources Together"






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




JUMP was founded in 1988 and is an interfaith organization supported by 28 area congregations. Service decisions at JUMP are made without regard to race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, gender identity or expression, age, marital or domestic or civil union status, national orientation, sexual orientation, place of birth, citizenship, mental or physical ability. JUMP is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and is not a member agency of the United Way of Chittenden County. 

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Every Person: We respect the value and dignity of every human life, and work to make every interaction at JUMP one that is positive for all.


Interfaith: As an interfaith organization, we honor the faith journey of all JUMP clients, volunteers, and staff. We value diverse spiritual perspectives and work together to maintain a strong ministry.


Collaboration: JUMP collaborates with many denominations, congregations, and social service agencies to provide necessary financial and human resources.


Advocacy: We understand the importance of our services to each individual while recognizing that these services are not a solution to poverty in our community. Therefore, we tell JUMP's story in our congregations and in the wider community to encourage advocacy for systemic changes.