Jubilee House

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 programs.

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.

Helping Out:

  • Become informed.

  • 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  services.

  • Volunteer time.

  • Serve on an advisory board.

  • Give financial support.

  • Encourage others to support Jubilee House.