What is it?
Jubilee House is a homeless shelter for single men and two parent
families with children. The shelter services people from Vance, Warren,
Granville and Franklin Counties as well as from other areas in North Carolina.
The staff and volunteers at Jubilee House minister to the spiritual, emotional
and physical needs of residents through individualized case plans and recovery
About Jubilee House
Established in October 1998 to shelter the homeless in the area surrounding
Vance County, N.C. The shelter is located in a building built in
1911 which served as the first Black Hospital in the county. In 1929,
Jubilee Hospital added two wings to its facility. In 1959 Jubilee Hospital
moved to a new location at which time the old facility was converted into
apartments. Rental apartments existed on site from 1959 to 1997. In
1998, what was once Jubilee Hospital became Jubilee House, the first Homeless
shelter in Vance Co.
Jubilee House has an Emergency Men's Dorm which houses single men, three
apartments for two-parent families, and two transitional apartments for
single men. Last year Jubilee House sheltered 86 people including
13 children from 9 families.
About the Homeless:
- 1,000,000 Americans are homeless
on any given night.
- Over the course of a year,
as many as 2 million people experience homelessness for some period of time.
- These are people who live
on the street, in shelters, in cars, and in campgrounds.
- Millions more live in
precarious situations over-crowded with family or friends, housed temporarily
in institutions like prisons or mental hospitals or paying too much of their
income for rent.
- People become homeless due
to a lack of affordable housing; incomes that are too low to pay for
basic living expenses; a lack of services to help people overcome personal
challenges; and other factors.
- The fastest growing group
affected by homelessness is children.
Support programs like Jubilee
House which effectively serve homeless people.
Support plans that will create
more affordable housing for low income people.
Donate goods or
Serve on an advisory board.
Give financial support.
Encourage others to support Jubilee