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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 had escaped a dangerous domestic violence situation and used all her financial resources to get as far away from her abusive husband as possible. She feared if he ever found her, he would kill her. She ended up in Seattle, homeless and on the streets. She eventually got to Jubilee where she found a safe place to live, support to help her overcome PTSD, educational opportunities to get her back into the workforce, and independent housing.

Please join us October 9 to celebrate 35 years of organizational growth, community support, and the extraordinary women we serve.

A few months after that event, I was asked to join Jubilee’s board and jumped at the opportunity. I have been involved ever since, now 13 years. Every year I attend the fall fundraiser and continue to be in awe of the tenacity, resilience, and accomplishments of Jubilee women, and their courage to get up in front of a crowd and share their inspiring stories.

I hope you will join me and 450+ other community members on October 9, 12-1:15 p.m., at the Sheraton Seattle Hotel. Help us celebrate 35 years of organizational growth, community support, and the extraordinary women we serve. You can RSVP or find out more about the event at jwcenter.org/events, on our Facebook Events page, or by contacting events@jwcenter.org.