Our Tim and Kathy Mazur Emergency Fund is designed to provide direct financial assistance to those who may be in danger of losing their housing or job due to a single obstacle. The Fund is intended for Dane County residents regardless of their faith, age, ethnicity, or race. 

History of the Program

JSS Case Manager Maya Garbuz meets with a client

JSS has been assisting our community with emergency funding for many years as part of our mission to empower families and individuals across Dane County. However, in 2020, our work in this area reached new horizons after a generous investment by Tim and Kathy Mazur, establishing the Tim and Kathy Mazur Emergency Fund. Since that time, JSS has been able to provide financial relief to over 115 individuals, providing a direct and impactful response to Dane County’s ongoing housing crisis. The funds may be used to provide immediate rental assistance to combat eviction, or lift more indirect barriers to housing, such as car repairs, medical expenses, cell phone service, or internet access. We oftentimes provide ongoing case management services in tandem with financial help. 

Do you think you or someone you know may be eligible for this service? Please call our general line at 608-442-4081.  

Your help matters. Please support this vital resource. Click here to donate now. Checks can be addressed to JSS of Madison, 6434 Enterprise Ln.

If you would like more information for how you or your organization can partner with us to provide these services, please contact Jim Mackman at 608-442-4060. 

“The synergy between financial donations and the expert skills of JSS can be remarkably effective; it really supercharges the effort to better the lives of those in financial crisis.  It’s inspiring.”
Tim and Kathy Mazur, the creators of the fund