WPIG Members Attend Jubilee Women’s Center Benefit Breakfast
On October 2, WPIG members were fortunate to attend Jubilee Women’s Center’s Annual Benefit Breakfast!
Jubilee assists in providing women in our community with safe and affordable housing, personalized care management, and tech and life skills training to build stable and fulfilling futures. JWC was founded in 1983, operating 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 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.
At the Benefit Breakfast, WPIG members had a chance to hear from a couple of alumni and current residents of Jubilee. These speakers shared their experiences with Jubilee and the impact this wonderful organization had on their lives. Their stories really hit home and reminded us why we take time to volunteer together as an organization.