WHERE WE ARE

JUMP is located at First Congregational Church, Burlington, 38 South Winooski Ave. We are across from Rite-Aid Pharmacy at the intersection of Cherry St. We are open Tuesday through Friday mornings from 9 to noon and provide financial assistance on a first come, first served basis.  Though we are limited in the number of clients we can provide with financial assistance, all are welcome during drop in hours for coffee, referrals, and to visit with volunteers. 

WHO WE HELP

 

We welcome you at JUMP no matter who you are or what your life story has been. Many of our clients are:

 

     - Very low income

     - Homeless or nearly homeless

     - Living with physical or mental disability

     - Unemployed or underemployed

     - Recently incarcerated

     - In recovery from substance abuse

 

Service decisions at JUMP are made without regard to your race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, gender identity or expression, age, marital or domestic or civil union status, national origin, sexual orientation, place of birth, citizenship, mental or physical ability.

 

We welcome only speech and action that is respectful to all.

 

WHAT WE DO

 

 JUMP operates a drop-in emergency assistance center, open weekday mornings and offering:

 

1. Hospitality and spiritual care, which for us means a cup of coffee, snacks, and compassionate and friendly staff who listen, support, problem-solve and make referrals to other agencies as needed.

 

2. Financial assistance with basic needs through vouchers at local businesses. Vouchers can be used for food, gasoline, bus passes, laundromat use, identification, utility payments, and medication.

 

3. Take-away items based on family size such as food, toiletries, household cleaners and baby care items.

 

4. Vouchers for used clothing and household goods at local thrift stores, membership at Opportunities Credit Union, informed referrals to other services, and free books for children and adults (including spiritual support books from many faith traditions and non-religious support books).