Volunteer's Corner

Madison Home was founded by volunteers and is run by an all-volunteer Board of Directors. The board members comprise a broad spectrum of Madison County residents, representing faith-based institutions, civic, health, and educational services.


It was established by volunteers to gather their resources and services on a centralized platform & share these services and goods for helping vulnerable community members with special emphasis on serving disabled friends and the homeless. Our volunteers help shelter the homeless and feed them in local churches, religious institutions, and motels during the coldest months of each year from December 15 to March 15. 

Madison Home's mission includes assistance for low-income housing and employment, mental health and drug rehabilitation, food assistance/food pantry and clothing, etc.

Please meet some of our volunteers! We are truly blessed to have these highly motivated and selfless individuals as our volunteers.


Sarah Durbin; Volunteer, Director & Teacher!


As a member of the Bd of Madison Home, my biggest contribution is the organization of all donations in our supply room. We have been generously blessed by local church groups, individuals,s and businesses with clothing, coats, shoes, and personal supplies for the winter season.


I have a group of 6 individuals who volunteer 1 night a week to see to the needs of our clientele. The work I do with MH is more a blessing to me than those that receive our love.





  Jane Jordan, DMD

   Volunteer, Board member &     Secretary

My name is Jane Jordan and I love volunteering in the community. I am the secretary for our board of directors but my primary role is coordinator of the meal program for our homeless.

I work with churches and individuals who are willing to provide meals. I organize our meal schedule and work closely with our church “contacts “. Each church provides several volunteers to serve, resulting in a large network of caring people.

Even after our winter shelter program is finished, these volunteers continue to feed the hungry at lunchtime. This lunch program started in March 2020 and will continue due to all of our wonderful volunteers.
What a blessing!


Jennifer Brubaker; Volunteer, Executive Director & "Warden"


My name is Jennifer Brubaker, a volunteer and Board Member of Madison Home Inc. I help to manage and implement the Winter Sheltering Program which helps those who are experiencing homelessness.


I arrange for client/guest basic needs and work with other community resources to address specific, individual needs of our guests. I write and implement house rules, procedures and expectations for our program to ensure a positive, safe and healthy experience. I participate in public and community outreach events, fundraising and manage our social media accounts on Facebook. I am grateful for the wonderful group of volunteers who donate and sacrifice their time to help in this mission. Thank you!

Sarah Bonn; Assistant to Executive Director and active volunteer!

Hi everyone! My name is Sarah Bonn and I am the assistant to the Director, Jennifer Brubaker. I am born and raised in Richmond and I still currently reside here. I graduated in 2020 with a Biology degree from The University of Dayton. Go flyers! I enjoy playing tennis, baking all sorts of yummy treats, traveling and watching college basketball. I have an interest in the Dental field, which allows me to also have interest in helping others. I am eager to be here, volunteering with Madison Home and helping those in a community that I have lived in my whole life. Looking forward to meeting everyone!


Jamie Jordan; Volunteer, Director, and the main inspiration for the warm places for the homeless!

I'm Jamie Jordan and I work as an associate pastor at First United Methodist Church. I'm blessed to be a part of this wonderful team of people that have seen the need in Richmond, and have stepped up to meet it.


In this season of the winter shelter, I am coordinating the transportation from our check-in building to Relax Inn. We have a handful of churches working together to provide this transportation. I also assist with other responsibilities as needed, including with the teams supporting the shelter at FUMC.


David & Jill Silver;  Pioneers of Homeless project!

We are Jill and David Silver, volunteers with Madison Home since the early planning stages, three years ago.


We are responsible for registering and keeping track of all of those who come to Madison Home due to homelessness. In that role, we reach out the community in search of other volunteers to work n the "office" to carry out actual registration and verification of each individual or couple seeking a warm, accommodating place to spend the night.


Melissa Slone; Dedicated Volunteer, Board Member, and Case Manager

My name is Melissa Slone. I assist the Madison Home by providing onsite  Targeted Case Management Services to those in the community who are experiencing homelessness and need assistance with connecting to community resources. The main focus of the service is to address all needs in an effort to help individuals have long term success once they are stable. The clientele base at Madison Home has increased by 50% and will likely continue to rise. This is a very important service to our community. I have a huge passion for working with the homeless population and being able to be apart of Madison Home is a true blessing.  I’m beyond grateful for this opportunity to serve the Community.