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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Children & Youth, Children & Youth Services, Crime & Law, Disaster Aid, Human Services

Mission: Project Jason is a 501 c 3 nonprofit organization, and was established on October 6, 2003. Our organization primarily focuses on case assessment, resources, and support for families of the missing. We are not an investigative agency, nor do we perform searches. We offer services we are trained to provide. Kelly Jolkowski, Mother of Missing Jason Jolkowski, handles all interactions with family members, and has over 100 hours of professional training in various aspects of missing persons, including emotional support, DNA, support tools, databases and related matters, case management, media interaction, and more. Project Jason has distributed more than 15,500 personal ID kits, including a Spanish translation. Project Jason has faciliated the distribution of more than 50,000 posters nationwide through their various poster campaigns. Project Jason has given out more than 4,750 missing person photo buttons through their Adopt a Missing Person program. Project Jason has mentored several volunteers to action and passed legislation in 6 states that positively effect missing persons cases. Project Jason has served over 400 families since their inception in 2003. Project Jason, in partnership with Target Media, places information about 4 missing persons each month in national trucking magazines which have circulations of 150,000 each. Project Jason has had a direct impact in the location of numerous missing persons, including a teen missing for 2 years, a sister missing for 7, two sisters missing for 2 years, and a son missing for 14. Project Jason is the first and only assistance organization to offer free, professional counseling online with one of the nation's leading counselors. Project Jason was the first nonprofit of its type to open an office in the popular virtual world, Second Life, bringing the cause of the missing to a new audience, telling the stories of the missing in an intimate and intriguing style. Project Jason is the only nonprofit which offers an annual retreat for family members of both missing children and adults, teaching these families how to cope with this unique loss.

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Community Stories

33 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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Client Served

Rating: 5

June 26, 2007 my entire life changed, my 26 year old son disappeared from Jacksonville, FL. This began a new chapter that altered the path of our family's life completely. We didn't know where to turn for guidance, and stumbled across the Project Jason website, where we were able to find help on every aspect of searching for a loved one. The family forum, and Healing Harbor, provided by Project Jason for families of the missing has been a haven for me when I feel alone. There I can communicate with others in similar situations knowing they understand, and also ask questions of a counselor with amazing insight into what we go through. Thank you Kelly and Project Jason, for all that you offer us the families with Missing Loved Ones!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Project Jason is one of the most valuable services available to families with missing loved ones. Since June 23, 2007, the day that my daughter, Donna Jou went missing, I have contact Project Jason for support and they have supported me in this long grueling ordeal. Respectfully. Reza Jou, PE International Space Station - Space Exploration System Integration Manager, International Integration Lead 281-226-4261 WWW.DONNAJOU.COM

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I am a happy ,proud Grateful mother of a recovered 12 year old daughter. She was abducted and was missing for 2 1/2 years. Thankfully I was introduced to Project Jason early on in her disappearance.Kelly was available day and night for much needed support and hope. She helped me to keep my daughters name and story alive. We used posters, magazines, buttons, t-shirts and this is only to name a few. Her experience and knowledge is one of a kind. She has been there and done that and knows how it feels. I believe that I got most of my strength from her. Project Jason is a Positive program that gives you hope, without hope you really have nothing. I know this for a fact.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Project Jason is the best staff I have found to provide me with resources, events, and connections in dealing with the loss of a missing loved one. Kelly Jolkowski (Founder) has done tremendous research and study that protects her mission. She doesn't hesitate passing along any of what she has learned to help someone else in a similar situation. I am sure she and any volunteers have spent countless hours and no telling how much money on their efforts. If any organization is worthy of receiving assistance or worth investing in, it is Project Jason.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Project Jason has been more then helpful in the ongoing process of helping and giving advice in the disappearance of one of my family members. For instance they are affiliated with the 18 Wheeler Angels Program and they were able to help get my sister's story and picture featured in a magazine called Truck Job Seekers. This was a huge deal to my family because my sister's car is also missing along with her. This helped to keep the public and truckers keep their eye out for my sister's car. This organization has helped so many people in so many different ways and the compassion for these families that have missing loved ones is amazing. I recommend this organization highly and hope that anyone going through the disappearance of a loved one to feel that you can depend on this organization, they are truly amazing.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Project Jason is a wonderful organization that helps so many families going through the worst time in their lives. When my granddaughter was abducted by her non-custodial mother in 2007, Project Jason was there for my family, offering us support and counseling on their website, and also posting pictures, flyers and information about my granddaughter across the internet and across the country. Luckily, my granddaughter was found after 10 weeks and brought home safely. I truly believe that Project Jason played an important role in her being found so quickly. Kelly Jolkowski, the founder of Project Jason, started this non-profit organization after her son, Jason, went missing in 2001. Kelly's son hasn't been found yet, but she courageously fights on to help other families going through this painful experience. Kelly Jolkowski took a devastating tragedy in her own life and turned it into a beacon of hope for so many people. Project Jason offers many diverse programs to help the families of the missing. Among them is an annual retreat for the families where they can relax and be with others who understand the trauma they are going through. At these retreats, Project Jason offers workshops and counseling to help families learn how to cope with their tragedy and also fun and games to help relieve their stress and pain. Project Jason is an important and much-needed organization which depends on donations to keep it going. I sincerely hope that those reading this review will never need the services of Project Jason, but if you ever do, they will be there for you.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Project Jason is a much needed resource for families of the missing. They have the experience, knowledge and compassion to help families caught in the despair and frustration of looking for lost loved ones.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Project Jason is a wonderful organization that helps assist families of the missing. The offer many different tools to help find our missing loved ones. They are very helpfil on many different levels.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Project Jason is the best organization out there in support of the families of the missing. Their Keys to Healing Retreat was amazing and helped so many families cope with what they are experiencing. No one can do it better!