Good things are happening at Jubilee Homes! Our four homes are all fully occupied and running efficiently, and we have a waiting list of potential residents. The steering committee is overseeing the design of a website and other collateral to help spread the word about the good things happening.
We are excited about our new website being built to support and highlight the amazing work of Jubilee Homes. The same designer who created the Church of Our Saviour and Our Saviour Center’s websites will be building the one for Jubilee Homes. The website will be a perfect place to showcase our houses, publish opportunities to volunteer and get involved, and serve as a repository for sermons, testimonials, and newsletters.
Not only are our beds full, but goal setting and financial responsibility classes, run by our Director of Recovery Services, Dale Stanhope, are also resuming. Bill Doulos, Tim Hartley, and Rose Gonzalez have been meeting weekly to identify data sources on resident demographics, donors, and communication processes to help look for even more opportunities to serve our residents.
The steering committee started the work of drafting an updated mission statement at their board retreat earlier this year and has settled on the final language. The following is Jubilee Homes’ updated mission statement, which will be featured on the website, social media accounts, and other correspondence.
Jubilee Homes provides affordable, safe, and sober housing where those in recovery from addiction can focus on rebuilding their lives. We believe in the spiritual principles of the Twelve Step Program for all seeking recovery, by encouraging love, dignity, responsibility, and respect in a supportive and safe community.
And then last Saturday, after more than two years, we were excited to be able to hold our annual summer pool party and BBQ once again for residents and alumni of Jubilee Homes, after a long hiatus due to COVID. Brandon, a resident from the Fair Oaks house who works as a chef, took charge of the BBQ and grilled the burgers and hotdogs. Steering committee members Sara Dooley, Linda Goluskin, and Diane Goodrich brought delicious salads and helped prepare desserts. House managers, residents, alumni, committee members, and family and friends spent the afternoon eating together, talking, and swimming! After such a long stretch, hosting the pool party on the heels of our outing last month to watch the Dodgers beat the Rockies felt wonderful.