what we do
Jubilee: "The Jewel on the Hill"
Jubilee Women’s Center gives homeless and low-income women the tools to gain the skills and confidence to rebuild their lives.
Classes, trainings & referral services
We offer free classes, workshops, one-on-one skills coaching and a computer lab to low-income and homeless women in Seattle. Our classes offer a safe and supportive learning environment with quality training that equips women to build secure and self-reliant futures. We also offer a free clothing boutique and referral services to community resources.
Classes include, but are not limited to:
- Job Readiness
- Money Management
- Basic, Intermediate & Advanced Computers
- Finding & Maintaining Affordable Housing
- Healthy Relationships & Communication
- Setting, Maintaining & Respecting Boundaries
- Conflict Resolution & Cultural Understanding
Housing and dedicated services for residents
In addition to the classes and services open to the public, Jubilee provides safe, community housing, one-on-one care management, coaching, community meals, an open computer lab and fitness center for approximately 50 women annually. All of the women are active contributors to Jubilee and their Seattle community. Residents pay 30% of their monthly income in rent, with a $50 minimum.
Jubilee is committed to long-term change and gives women the stability and time they need to make long-term, systemic changes in their lives. Residents stay an average of 12 months before moving into independent living. Women learn about Jubilee from emergency shelters, domestic violence programs, social service agencies, hospitals, churches and by word-of-mouth.
Last year, 82% of Jubilee’s residents successfully made the transition to independent living. Since our founding in 1983, Jubilee has helped transform the lives of thousands of women by ending the cycle of poverty and homelessness.