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At Jubilee Women's Center,

we look beyond the “homeless woman” and see a unique individual dealing
with complex circumstances. Our job is to empower her with the time and tools
to heal from the past, to see the possibilities in her future, and to access the
opportunities to make them a reality.

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We support women experiencing
poverty to build stable and
fulfilling futures.


Lack of affordable housing, income inequality, and high costs of living are forcing more women into emergency shelters, tent cities, vehicles, couch surfing, and other unsafe and tenuous living conditions.

Without a living-wage job ($22/hour in Seattle), it is difficult to afford housing. Add the complexities of domestic abuse, addiction, mental or physical health challenges, felony record, debt, or cultural expectations, and a woman can find herself trapped in a cycle of poverty and homelessness.

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Last year


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women settled into stable housing and worked on laying a foundation for self-sufficiency

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additional women filled basic needs with our free referrals, classes, computers, and clothing

  • 531
    volunteers
  • 531
    hours of service

Our work

Jubilee's two-year residential program advances each woman on her path to success.

Holistic Program

Jubilee’s program addresses the unique needs of each woman in 10 key life areas so she can overcome barriers, build resiliency, and maintain long-term stability.

Holistic Program

The 10 areas include basic needs; physical health; trauma, depression and mental health; communications and connections; legal; benefits; education; employment; financial health; independent housing; personal safety net; and spiritual health.

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Matched Savings

Residents and alumnae are eligible for a 2:1 matched savings program that gives them up to $6000 at program completion to get over a significant housing hurdle.

Matched Savings

"Our matched savings program gives women an incentive to apply what they learn in their money management classes and develop healthy financial habits for life." -Cheryl Sesnon, Jubilee Executive Director

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Building Community

Jubilee residents learn to live in community and build relationships that pull them out of the isolation and depression common among women experiencing homelessness.

Building Community

Sharing a home with 4 to 26 "sisters" sets the stage for meaningful connection though community meals, crafting groups, professional development classes, and even shared TV time in the living room.

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Time for Transition

Jubilee’s 24-month program gives women the time to heal from trauma and make permanent life changes.

Time for Transition

"At Jubilee I have the time and place to sort out my trauma in a safe, loving, and nurturing way." -Jubilee Resident

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Stable Housing

Safe, affordable housing gives residents the stability and dignity to pursue personal and professional growth.

Stable Housing

"If you have stable housing, people with expertise, and classes, everything else can and will fall into place." -Jubilee Resident

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Employment Preparation

Women develop knowledge and skills to prepare for a living-wage career path with higher income potential rather than a dead-end job.

Employment Preparation

"Since arriving, I have graduated from FareStart culinary training program...and taken the first steps to start my own business." -Jubilee Resident

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Care Management

On-site care managers support residents as they work on their personal success plans and connect them with resources to achieve their goals.

Care Management

"When I met my amazing care manager, I began to see a glimmer of light in the darkness…" - Jubilee Resident

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None of this would be possible without supporters like you.


Individuals, corporations, and foundations fund our operating budget—and volunteers stretch the capacity of our staff to better serve Jubilee women. Give, volunteer, engage, and make a difference!

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Give

Your donation funds our most urgent needs. Show your commitment with a one-time or recurring gift, or donate residents' most needed items.

Volunteer

Jubilee has one-time or ongoing volunteer opportunities for individuals or groups, such as yard maintenance, front desk reception or boutique help.

Engage

Prepare a community meal, teach a class, share professional skills, or collect for a drive or fundraiser.

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