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 …Read more
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, …Read more
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 …Read more
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 …Read more
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 …Read more
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 …Read more
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 …Read more
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 …Read more
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, …Read more
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.
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