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Her Story: Cassie

Cassie isn’t shy about proclaiming her spirituality. When asked if she would be willing to share her story, she said, “Yes, but it is a story to glorify God, not me.”

When she came to Jubilee, Cassie was recently out of prison, in recovery from drug addiction, managing a mental illness, and ready to open …

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Her Story: Cherryl

I don’t know where to start, so being me I will just take the direct express route. When I arrived at JWC I was a basket case. I spent the first few weeks curled up on my bed in the fetal position when I wasn’t staring blankly at the wall. I felt useless, old, …

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Her Story: Tara

I had planned to retire and was going to be done in February 2018. I’d downsized and moved into a small studio three years ago in preparation. Everything was moving toward that goal when a family member had an accident. I had to liquidate a significant amount of my savings to pay the medical …

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Her Story: Jacy

I landed at Jubilee on July 17, 2017, after a 3 ½ year drug-related prison sentence. I had opted into work release and culinary school through FareStart. Initially I thought I’d just go back to what I was doing before because it didn’t matter. I wasn’t really that interested in culinary school, but did …

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Her Story: Julie

I grew up in Colorado in an extremely abusive home. On top of that, I was the fat kid, bullied at school. To cope, I started using drugs at the age of 9, and it went downhill from there. By age 13, I was running away from home. My first suicide attempt was at age …

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Her Story: Melanie

I was born in a hippie commune in California, then we moved to a farm in rural Washington where my parents converted me to Christianity. I was a friend, sister, aunt, concerned citizen, voter, neighbor, and single mom. Mental illness struck me in my early 30s. I had always been bipolar but then became …

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Her Story: Tessa

Tessa arrived at Jubilee in April 2017, worn down by years of depression that cost her job, several months in an emergency shelter, and a new diagnosis of bipolar disorder. She had begun the challenging work of putting her life back together as a transgender woman, but was still grappling with mental health issues …

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Her Story: Trisha

As a survivor of domestic violence and stalking, I arrived at Jubilee exhausted and traumatized. Through the nurturing care of the Jubilee staff, I have had an opportunity to slowly heal and take the time to reassemble a life left in tatters.

The ongoing stress that is a prominent feature of domestic violence and certainly of …

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Her Story: Vonnie

I lived in Bellevue for the past 20 years and over that time worked for a couple of public accounting firms. There came a point when I wanted to try something new with less stress. I was offered a job at a toy store in a mall near my home. After about 6 months, …

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4 Reasons to Join Our Monthly Impact Circle

Show your ongoing commitment to helping women move past homelessness with a monthly contribution to Jubilee Women’s Center. Here’s why it’s a good move…

1. It’s efficient. Recurring funds put gifts to work faster and take up less time on fundraising.

2. It’s convenient. Set up a recurring donation online for an automatic monthly transaction.

3. It’s easy. …

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