Mission and Purpose

Jackson Neighbors In Need was formed as an all-volunteer organization in 2009 in order to ensure that all residents of Jackson County would have access to adequate warmth during the cold winter months. This organization is comprised of representatives from community organizations, local governments, churches, local colleges/universities and individual volunteers that collaborate to assist individuals and families in having a warm home.

Jackson Neighbors In Need supports and provides two programs in order to accomplish this mission:  a heating assistance program and weatherization of homes.

In 2018, we added an emergency fund. This fund was created to assist members of our community who encounter a variety of economic challenges that they are not able to afford. Because of JNIN’s own funding limitations, our ability to help will be limited to covering smaller, less costly economic challenges.