Our Programs

Who We Serve

At Jubilee, everything we do is customized for a specific population—women living in poverty, who are in transition, trying to move forward in their lives. We provide short-term services to approximately 1,300 women each year and each year about 50 women live at Jubilee, receiving holistic support to help them gain stability and make permanent life changes.

In our housing program, Jubilee serves a diverse population of women representing many different ethnicities, faiths, nationalities, backgrounds, and cultures. The average Jubilee woman is 52 years old and has dealt with poverty, homelessness, domestic abuse, a devastating illness or accident, a lack of living wage employment, substance abuse, or often a combination of these. Prior to Jubilee, women stayed in numerous unstable situations:

  • 40% stayed in an emergency or domestic violence shelter
  • 31% with a friend or family
  • 23% in housing
  • 3% in a motel
  • 3% in their car

Upon arriving at Jubilee, all residents earn below 30% of the area median income, or $18,540. The average annual income for Jubilee residents is $6,000. In the words of a former Jubilee resident, “Our common denominator is poverty.”

Jubilee residents:

  • Are adult women, with no children in their care
  • Pay 30% of their income in rent, with a $50 minimum, allowing them to build a positive rental history
  • Have been sober for at least six months and are committed to sobriety
  • Are able to live in a community setting and share in community responsibilities
  • Desire to gain employment, attend school or, if disabled, volunteer to give back to their community
  • Are committed to taking classes at Jubilee and meeting with their care manager to set and work toward goals for independent living

 

Women in our housing program come to Jubilee for a safe environment, supportive services, and time to transition from homelessness, domestic violence or instability to independent living. Jubilee’s program gives women the time to make long-term, systemic changes in their lives. The average length of stay is 18 months. Last year, while living at Jubilee, 78% gained employment and 24% completed a job training or school program, and 83% transitioned to independent housing.

  • 53% are domestic violence survivors
  • 49% have a mental health issue
  • 36% have a physical disability or illness
  • 26% are in recovery from substance abuse
  • 42% work either full or part time

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.