The Jesse Tree
“Connecting. Rebuilding. Uplifting.”
Connecting: Through direct services and a network of partners and service providers, The Jesse Tree ensures that clients receive all the care and services they need. Our intake process is designed to screen people in – not out. We work to determine every service for which a client is eligible and then we work with clients to connect them to those services.
Rebuilding: The Jesse Tree rebuilds lives by addressing common problems in our community. From hunger to education to chronic medical conditions, The Jesse Tree works to alleviate suffering for all residents in our area.
Uplifting: It was the hope of our founders that the roots of The Jesse Tree would be works of mercy, through which those seeking help would be uplifted, their dignity restored and their independence and self-sufficiency re-established. For this reason, the name of the organization was taken from a passage from the Book of Isaiah (11:1): “A shoot will come up from the stem of Jesse; from his roots a branch will bear fruit,” and signifies the growth of mercy and compassion that we hope our work inspires in the community.
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We believe that every child needs and deserves:
- A personal one-on-one relationship with a caring adult
- A safe place to learn and grow
- A healthy start and a healthy future
- A marketable skill to use upon graduation
- A chance to give back to peers and the community