News

New Home Coming Soon

In February, a group of generous donors stepped forward with the funds to purchase and remodel an additional residence for Jubilee Women’s Center.

Located just a few blocks north of Jubilee’s main site in Capitol Hill, the new home will meet a need for those Jubilee program graduates who would benefit from an interim step …

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Welcome, Matt!

We are pleased to introduce Matt Lewison who has joined Jubilee as Operations Director.

Matt comes to us after 11 years at FareStart, a long-time Jubilee partner. He brings experience supporting and leading a team of social service providers and knowledge of comprehensive

case management with a focus on job readiness and retention. In his previous …

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Moto Women Run Full Throttle for JWC

Jubilee is fortunate to have some of the most wonderful volunteers around (no bias here). During our last fiscal year, 531 volunteers gave 11,362 hours to help Jubilee women. For some, volunteering is a personal gift of time or talent. For others, it is an opportunity to come together with a like-minded community to give …

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Reflections

By Joe Krukowski, President, Jubilee Board of Directors

I was first introduced to Jubilee at the fall fundraiser in 2005. The speaker that year was a woman I worked with, who I saw almost daily. She got up and told her story, and it blew me away. I had no idea what she had been through.

She …

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Matched Savings Makes Final Step to Housing More Accessible


For many trying to move past homelessness, it can be a struggle, even with a job, to save enough for the first and last months’ rent required up-front for housing.

With the high cost of rent in the Seattle area, we are talking about thousands of dollars that stand between the woman who has worked …

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A Different Lens: Getting Past the Stereotypes of Homelessness

By Olivia Long, Jubilee Volunteer

When you imagine an individual who is homeless, what’s the first image that crosses your mind? Before volunteering for Jubilee Women’s Center, my unfortunate and admittedly ignorant imagery sometimes consisted of an individual on the streets, often sleeping in doorways for shelter and doing anything possible to get food in …

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Monthly Gifts Have Benefits

Did you know that you can make monthly donations to Jubilee rather than one lump sum? Spreading your giving over several months or years is a great way to show your ongoing commitment to helping women move past homelessness.

Benefits of a recurring gift

Monthly giving is efficient. Monthly giving sustains our mission by creating predictable funding …

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Views from a Volunteer: It Takes a Village

By Peju Ogunyemi, Jubilee Volunteer

I’m not sure what I want my second foray into writing for Jubilee to be about. I suppose I should let you know what keeps me here and what makes me want to expand my contribution into other avenues at Jubilee. It seems a little trite or cliché to say …

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Views from a Volunteer

By Peju Ogunyemi, Jubilee Volunteer

What is it to volunteer? What motivates us? Is it credit for a school requirement? Is it to help our fellow (wo)man? To gain life or job skills? To kill time? Whatever your motivation, volunteering is a way to help an organization fill needs they otherwise couldn’t meet.

I am about …

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A Jubilee Resident Shares Her Gratitude

By Cherryl (Jubilee Resident)

I don’t know where to start, so being me I will just take the direct express route. When I arrived at Jubilee Women’s Center, 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 …

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