Jubilee Women's Center Programs
Jubilee Women’s Center’s programs help empower women to take control of their futures.
Learning & Opportunity Center
Jubilee’s Learning & Opportunity Center offers free classes, workshops, one-on-one skills coaching and computer access 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. Classes include, but are not limited to: Job Readiness; Money Management; Basic, Intermediate & Advanced Computers; Finding & Maintaining Affordable Housing; and Conflict Resolution & Cultural Understanding.
Dedicated care management
Care managers provide support, coaching and advocacy for women in Jubilee’s housing program. Together, care managers and residents create goals to build a road map to independent living. Care managers connect women with resources in-house and in the community to help them achieve their goals.
This is vital to our housing program. Living in community presents personal development opportunities for women to practice essential life skills such as healthy communication, conflict resolution and cultural understanding. These real-life learning opportunities are invaluable to each woman’s personal growth and confidence. Residents stay an average of 12 months at Jubilee, forming lifelong friendships with others who share in their struggles and successes.
Recent Successes and Current Challenges
Jubilee is excited to announce the opening of our new Learning & Opportunity Center that will provide free classes, workshops, one-on-one skills coaching and computer access to more low-income and homeless women in the community. Jubilee’s greatest need at this time is to hire a Learning & Opportunity Center Director to oversee our educational program, outreach to partner sites, develop and update curriculum, teach classes and evaluate the effectiveness of the program.
Since our founding in 1983, Jubilee has helped transform the lives of thousands of women. Last year, 82% of residents moved into independent housing and 78% gained employment.
Alumnae express what Jubilee means to them:
I didn't have a sense of purpose when I first came - I knew I had to change my life but wasn't sure how to do it. Under the guidance of my care manager, I came to know the things I needed to work on. I am now in my own apartment and going back to school to be a social worker. I am doing instead of wishing.
What I found here was not just a place to keep a roof over my head, but a place of support, safety and encouragement.
When I left Jubilee I had the tools to get things done. With the classes available I learned how to deal with my emotions better and how to use Word on computers. I learned that I AM AND I CAN. I am forever grateful to have walked through the doors of Jubilee. That is where I started my new life and journey.
Jubilee is where I started my new life and journey.