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Holistic Program

Jubilee's program takes a holistic approach to working with you on your goals. We start by assessing where you are in 12 key development areas. Together we will identify what you need to overcome barriers, build resiliency, and maintain long-term stability—and we will walk with you along the way.

Case Management

One of the benefits of Jubilee’s program is a chance to work with an on-site case manager—an experienced professional who is here to support, coach, and advocate for you. Case managers also connect you with resources and opportunities to achieve your goals.

Employment Preparation

In our expensive Seattle area market, a minimum-wage worker cannot afford the average two-bedroom apartment. Jubilee’s program focuses on employment preparation for a living wage career ($22/hour) rather than a dead-end job with no chance for advancement. Classes in Jubilee’s Learning & Opportunity Center enable you to develop or brush up on skills in computer use, interviewing, resume and cover letter writing, and communication. You may take job training courses or pursue higher education to prepare for your future—and your chance to break the cycle of homelessness and poverty for good.

Savings Program

Jubilee’s education program includes a money management course. Once you have completed the classes, you will have an opportunity to open a special matched savings account to apply what you have learned. It works like this: If you consistently invests $20-100 a month without any withdrawals for 20 consecutive months, Jubilee will match your savings 1:1, giving you up to $2,000 to cover housing costs when you graduate from the program.

Building Community

Many women come to Jubilee lacking a sense of connection. When you live in community at Jubilee, you will build relationships with women who understand what it is like to experience and move past homelessness. You will also develop valuable life skills as you learn to get along with a diverse community.

Residential Program

Jubilee’s residential program gives you the stability and time you need to heal, grow, and rebuild your life. At our three residences in Capitol Hill and one in the University District, you will find safe and affordable housing, learning opportunities, employment preparation, and guidance from care managers as you work toward a living wage career and independent housing.

Time for Transition

We know it will take time for you to heal from trauma before you can get back on your feet and make permanent life changes. Jubilee’s program gives you the time and support to stabilize and rebuild your life.

Stable housing

When you move in to a Jubilee residence, you have peace of mind knowing you are in a safe and dignified environment. Jubilee’s affordable community housing features comfortable common spaces including a living room, kitchen, dining room, bathrooms, computer lab, laundry room, and yard. This is balanced with a private bedroom for each resident—your own personal space.

Here are some details about Jubilee’s four residences:

Eligibility Information and Application Process

Please 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 individual without children in your care
  • Have an income below $23,250 annually ($1,937 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 $75 and maximum of $581 plus $75 deposit)
  • Work, go to school, or volunteer outside of Jubilee for a minimum of 20 hours per week
  • Practice sobriety 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

If you fit the eligibility requirements, please see below for how to apply. If not, we would be happy to refer you to a resource that would be a better fit for your particular needs. Call us at 206.324.1244 or email us with questions, to request an application, or for a referral. Or stop by the main office during regular business hours.

Application Process

These are the steps for applying to Jubilee Women’s Center. If you have any questions, please give us a call and we will help you through this process. Please read and follow the instructions below.

Application

Complete the online application.

Waitlist

Expected wait time varies. While waiting we encourage you to contact Community Information by dialing 211, 800.621.4632, or visiting www.211.org to ask about Coordinated Entry for All. We will send you notification when you are added to the waiting list. We will also notify you if you are not placed on the waitlist. Please contact us if your phone, email, or address change.

Informational Overview

We will contact you for an Informational Overview call when your name reaches the top of the waitlist. 

Community Services

Boutique (See below for COVID-19 Service Changes)

If you are a woman in need of clothing, shoes, personal items, and accessories, Jubilee can meet that need through our Free Boutique. In person shopping is currently unavailable due to COVID-19. However, we are preparing custom Care Packages to individuals upon request. Here's how it works:

  1. Call Jubilee at the number below and request the items you need. You may also send an email.
  2. A Boutique Volunteer will gather your items together into a Care Package, shopping from the many items of clothing, shoes, and personal items donated to the Free Boutique by the community.
  3. When your Care Package is ready, a volunteer will contact you to let you know your bags are ready for pick up.

The address to Jubilee can be found here.

To request a Care Package:

office@jwcenter.org
206.324.1244

Referrals

Call 211 from any phone for free if you are seeking food, shelter, clothing, or other immediate needs. The Washington Information Network’s team of specially trained volunteers is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. They can locate shelters in your area with openings and refer you to food banks, free clothing, social workers, and much more. You can also access Washington Information Network 211 referrals online.

Another great resource is the Emerald City Resource Guide published by Real Change. You can download a PDF of the guide here.

Classes (currently not available to the general public due to COVID-19)

Jubilee’s Learning & Opportunity Center offers free courses for low-income women who want to develop skills in technology, communications, money management, and employment preparation. All courses are held at our main facility in a safe and supportive learning environment with laptop computers provided. To learn more:

classes@jwcenter.org

Core Class Series:

 

 

Fluctuating Classes:

 

 

Computer Lab

The computer lab is free to any low-income woman, open Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., except holidays. First-time users, please contact us at:

classes@jwcenter.org
206.324.1244

Alumnae

When you successfully complete Jubilee’s program you are always welcome back to visit, use the computer lab, take job and life skills classes, or shop for clothes at the boutique. We strongly encourage our alumnae to stay connected and take advantage of the services available at Jubilee.

Office & Computer Lab Hours: Monday through Friday (except holidays), 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Alumnae Boutique Hours: By appointment only on Mondays and Wednesdays, 1 to 5 p.m. Contact us at:
office@jwcenter.org
206.324.1244

or stop by during office hours to schedule an appointment.

Classes, Trainings & Workshops: For more information on upcoming classes or if you want to stay in the loop contact us at:

206.324.1244
classes@jwcenter.org
to provide your current contact information so we can keep you informed about the latest Jubilee news, events, classes, and updates to alumnae resources.