Volunteering at Jubilee Women’s Center
Earlier this month WPIG was able to serve a spaghetti dinner to some of the women residing at Jubilee Women’s Center. JWC was founded in 1983, and has been improving the lives of women by providing safe, affordable and supportive community housing and educational resources to help women build stable and fulfilling futures. Jubilee operates two housing facilities; Jubilee House and 612. Jubilee House is a renovated former convent on Capitol Hill, providing community housing for 27 women. Immediately following the capital renovation, Jubilee purchased the home directly next door to the main facility. This second home, called “612”, serves an additional seven women, expanding Jubilee’s capacity to 34 women. Over the course of the year, Jubilee serves over 1,200 women with their one-on-one technology coaching, computer lab, referral services, on-site clothing boutique and classes to improve job readiness, technology and life skills. All services are offered free to low-income women in the community. In addition to these services, approximately 50 of the women are provided with safe and dignified housing, one-on-one care management, community meals and a fitness center.
While volunteering, WPIG members cooked and served dinner and then had the chance to sit and eat dinner with the women residing there. They also had a chance to tour the facility and hear first hand about the services that Jubilee offers. This is our second time volunteering with the facility and we’re sure it won’t be our last.