Jubilee Women’s Center opened in the fall of 1983 and is believed to be Seattle’s first transitional home for women. Jubilee offered residents a supportive housing community in which to heal from crisis and domestic abuse and get back on their feet.
Jubilee Women’s Center supports women experiencing poverty to build stable and fulfilling futures, one extraordinary woman at a time.
Led by the guiding principle that women of all races and cultures are to be treated with respect and dignity, Jubilee provides programs and services that
empower women to make positive life changes.
At Jubilee we support each woman to heal from past trauma, explore possibilities for the future, and connect her with the resources and opportunities to achieve her goals through a three-part strategy.
We address significant barriers for the women we serve related to basic needs, physical health, trauma and mental health, legal issues, and relationship & community connections.
We support women to build resiliency through financial health by gaining living wage employment, job training, financial management education, and finding affordable, independent housing.
We help women maintain long-term stability by repairing past relationships with friends and family, building their support network, and cultivating their spiritual health.
We hold ourselves to five values that guide our work and govern our actions.
We believe in an inclusive environment where all people and ideas have value and are worthy of respect.
We believe that personal development stems from trying new things and value both success and failure as a key part of learning and growth.
We believe there is more than one way to achieve a goal and that collaboration with people of diverse strengths, experiences and perspectives contributes to our success.
We believe that open and honest communication builds trust and that mutual and constructive feedback is a critical part of developing one’s self, community and team.
We believe consistency, intentionality and personal responsibility contribute to our personal and collective success.