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A Brief History of Jubilee

In the early 1980s, three Sisters of St. Joseph of Peace were working with Seattle women experiencing homelessness and realized that many women got stuck in a cycle of poverty because they couldn’t settle anywhere long enough to heal, address the root causes, and work to rebuild their lives.

With a vision for a longer-term housing …

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Rebuilding a Life at Jubilee

When Laurie first came to Jubilee Women’s Center in 2013, she was at a crossroads in her life. A long struggle with alcoholism had derailed her dreams, but a successful alcohol treatment program was giving her a second chance. Laurie knew Jubilee presented an opportunity to create a healthy and stable future. What she didn’t …

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BIGthanks!

Many thanks to our donors for having BIG hearts during GiveBIG! Your individual gifts and corporate matches came to $16,004, which will help Jubilee women on their path to a stable and fulfilling future.

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Volunteer Spotlight: Partner Days at the Boutique

The free clothing boutique has long been a volunteer-run operation at Jubilee, providing consignment quality clothing to low-income and homeless women in the community. This past year the boutique served 678 women, thanks to the volunteers who come in every day of the week to sort, organize, and help our clients find that special outfit.

With …

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Honor the Extraordinary Women in Your Life


This poem (written by a volunteer!) beautifully captures the extraordinary women of Jubilee. It speaks to who they are and who they can become with the strength and generosity of those around them.

We often hear stories from Jubilee clients about inspirational women who played a significant part in their lives. These women were lights …

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