About Jubilee

Sojourner Place

Sojourner Place is the most recent addition to the Jubilee Women’s Center community. Founded by the Sisters of Providence in 1987, Sojourner Place was gifted to Jubilee in October 2014. (Read more here.) Though the residence will continue to be known as Sojourner Place in honor of women’s rights activist Sojourner Truth, it is now operated as an extension of Jubilee Women’s Center.

The U-District transitional home accommodates 10 low-income single women and pregnant homeless women while they rebuild their lives and prepare for independence. Residents have access to comprehensive assistance including on-site care management, advocacy and referral services, life skills and parenting classes, family reunification efforts for mothers with children in foster care, and community meals. The women living at Sojourner Place also have access to the extensive Jubilee Women’s Center learning opportunities, free clothing boutique, computer lab and community activities at the Capitol Hill location.

Learn about eligibility requirements and how to apply on our Housing page.


If you are a Sojourner Place supporter who wants to learn more about Jubilee Women’s Center, or a Jubilee supporter who wants to tour Sojourner Place, please contact Cheryl Sesnon, executive director at cheryl@jwcenter.org or 206.325.2163, or Katy Childers, development director at katy@jwcenter.org or 206-957-4392.

Equal opportunity is available for all low-income adult women without respect to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, citizenship, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation or any other bias protected by federal, state or local law.