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.
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.
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). 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.
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.
Many women come to Jubilee lacking a sense of connection. When you live in the 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.
Jubilee’s residential program gives program participants the stability and time they need to heal, grow, and rebuild their life. At our three residence in Capitol Hill and one in the University District, you will find safe and affordable housing, learning opportunities, employment preparation and guidance from care manages as the program participant works toward a living wage career and independent housing.
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.
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.
Please take a moment to review the program requirements below to help you decide if Jubilee is an appropriate program fit for you. If you fit the eligibility requirements, please see below on 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 or email us with questions, to request an application, or for a referral. You may also stop by the main office during regular business hours.
Jubilee might be the right program for me if:
I am an adult individual who identifies as female
I am currently residing in King County or surrounding area
I am experiencing homelessness or at risk for homelessness, domestic or sexual violence survivor, inpatient treatment graduate, reentering society after incarceration or living in unsuitable environment
I have a monthly income below $2,267
I am clean and sober for a minimum of 12 weeks at the time of entry
Financially I am able to pay:
A $75 deposit when I enter the program
$680/mo. (based upon 30% Area Median Income (AMI) per City of Seattle)
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.
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 a 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.
We will contact you for an Informational Overview call when your name reaches the top of the waitlist.
If you are a low-income woman in need of resources, Jubilee can help. You can get referrals, use a computer, or shop for women’s clothing – all for free.
Jubilee’s free boutique offers clothing, shoes, personal items and accessories to women in need.
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.
Living & Working in a Community
Money Management (in partnership with HomeStreet Bank Capitol Hill Branch, Financial Beginnings, and King County Bar Association)
Pathways to Housing (in partnership with Solid Ground)
Interviewing Essentials (in partnership with Starbucks Women’s Impact Network)
The computer lab is free to any low-income woman.
Introduction to Computers
Introduction to Word
Introduction to Excel
Succeeding on the Job
LinkedIn Essentials (in partnership with Starbucks Women’s Impact Network)
Resume & Cover Letters (in partnership with Resume Target)
Movement & Dance
Nutrition & Cooking (in partnership with Les Dames d’Escoffier Seattle)
Care of the Spirit
Women’s Justice Circle (in partnership with Intercommunity Peace & Justice Center)
We encourage program graduates to stay connected and take advantage of the free services available through Jubilee. When program participants successfully complete Jubilee’s program they 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.