Jubilee Women’s Center’s two-year transitional program gives women the stability and time they need to heal, grow, and rebuild their lives. With residences in Capitol Hill and the University District, Jubilee offers women affordable and safe community housing, learning opportunities, employment preparation, and guidance from care managers as they work to attain a living wage career and independent housing.
Jubilee’s residences promote community living through shared common spaces including living room, kitchen, dining room, bathrooms, computer lab, laundry room, and yard. Each resident has her own private bedroom.
The main home—a refurbished convent—houses 27 residents in addition to staff offices. Jubilee’s adjacent “612 House” is a 1907 prairie-style home with room for five women. Sojourner Place accommodates 11 women—including pregnant women—in a spacious and historic University District residence.
Residents are expected to be full participants in our program, including shared household responsibilities, a weekly house meeting, and participation in specific classes. To build a positive rental history, residents pay 30% of their monthly income in rent, with a $50 minimum.
Each women in Jubilee’s program works with an on-site care manager, an experienced professional who provides support, coaching, and advocacy. Care managers help residents map their path out of poverty to a successful future and help women achieve their goals by connecting them with resources and learning opportunities for personal and professional development.
Eligibility RequirementsPlease take a moment to review these program requirements to help you decide if Jubilee is an appropriate program fit for you. To qualify you must:
- Be a female identifying person without children in your care
- Have an income below $21,048 annually or below $1,754 monthly
- Demonstrate an ability to live cooperatively in a community setting
- Be able to pay rent upon entry (30% of income with a minimum of $50 and maximum of $526 plus $75 deposit)
- Work, go to school, or volunteer outside of Jubilee for a minimum of 20 hours per week
- Have been employed for at least 6 months in the last 2 years or have the potential for employment in the future
- Have 3 months continuous sobriety for those with a history of addiction, and agreement to remain clean and sober while in the program (Jubilee prohibits use of alcohol/drugs on or off site while in the program)
- Participate in shared community responsibilities, including household chores
- Show respect equally to all regardless of race, ethnic background, religion, age, disability, gender identity, or sexual orientation