The young women who come to Jubilee Village face difficult life circumstances that stand in the way of pursuing their dreams and developing their talents. A transitional housing program for single, formerly homeless mothers, Jubilee Village serves women between the ages of 18 and 24 and their children. The program is designed to holistically address the myriad needs of its residents, many of whom come with histories of family discord and domestic violence and without financial resources or job skills.
Young mothers benefit from wrap-around services, including safe and secure housing, counseling, case management, financial planning, parenting classes, job skills and mentoring from experienced live-in couples on each floor. Jubilee Village is a program of Wheaton Youth Outreach.
Is Jubilee Village the right environment for you or someone you know?
To qualify, participants must:
- Be between the ages 18 to 24.
- Be pregnant with their first child or parenting one child.
- Be homeless or at risk of homelessness.
- Have a valid driver’s license.
While in the program, residents must:
- Secure and maintain employment.
- Attend weekly case management sessions.
- Participate in a weekly community meal with fellow residents and house parents.
- Attend college or vocational training based on their education goals.
How long do program participants stay in the program?
While the length of stay varies for each program participant, residents are expected to meet their program goals within two years. The question “How will we know when you are ready to leave?” weaves its way throughout the case management process and is the basis for setting realistic, measurable and meaningful goals. Typically a resident feels ready to move on when she has:
- secured her education,
- obtained stable employment,
- owns an affordable car,
- has access to healthcare, and
- has resolved financial problems and has a savings account that will enable her to secure independent housing on her own or with a roommate.
What are the housing options?
Jubilee Village is a 17-unit apartment building. Residents live in a one-, two- or three-bedroom unit.
Who oversees the residential setting?
Experienced couples reside at the facility, volunteering their services as house parents. They offer guidance and support, helping to maintain a safe and loving community. On-site case managers work with the residents to develop case plans designed to help the young women successfully achieve their goals.
Where is Jubilee Village?
Jubilee Village is located in the south side of Carol Stream, minutes away from the College of DuPage.
For more information on Transitional Housing Services, contact Wheaton Youth Outreach during office hours at 630.682.1910.