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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