Category: Community News

Breaking Barriers Celebrates One Year Anniversary

Program Connects Underserved Communities to Services Since launching in the Fall of 2021, Jubilee’s innovative Breaking Barriers program works to ensure that adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities from Hispanic and Asian communities can easily access support services. In just one year, the program has brought together more than a dozen agencies providing services and the DDA. The groups collaborate… Read More »

Jubilee Award Winners

Annual Ceremony Recognizes Staff, Volunteers and Community Members It takes a village to create the warm and caring community that Jubilee is known for. It was a true pleasure to recognize Jubilee’s village at our annual Employee Awards Ceremony and Party. Direct support professionals, members of our management team, and volunteers and community members all received awards for their contributions… Read More »

You Can Be A Jubilee Ambassador

Make a Difference in Just 30 Minutes! Can you host a Jubilee tour for your friends and family? Only 30 minutes long, tours can be in-person or virtual. Help spread the word about Jubilee! “I met Elaine Carney, who Jubilee supports, at mass one Sunday and we became good friends. When Jubilee began their new Living Our Best Lives tours… Read More »

Expanding Person-Centered Planning

Making Dreams Come True “How do you want to spend your day?” Dominique Clark asks people Jubilee supports when she meets with them. “Where do you want to live?” And “do you need help learning new skills?” Dominique leads Jubilee’s work to help the people we support set life goals for the year ahead. Our new person-centered planning process takes… Read More »

Neighborly Connections

Ice Cream Social Creates Connections with Neighbors What a treat seeing family, friends, neighbors, and volunteers come together this summer at an ice cream social hosted by Jubilee’s housing partner Rosaria Communities.  The social was an opportunity for neighbors to meet David Geske and Brendan Malone, who live at Rosaria’s St. John’s house, and are supported by Jubilee.  Kaila Grant,… Read More »

Family Council Meeting July 18

Join us for our third Family Council meeting on Monday, July 18 at 7:00 p.m. Steve Keener and members of Jubilee’s management will share Jubilee’s updated Family Handbook and leave time for questions and suggestions. Register on Zoom here.

Friends & Family Picnic July 30

Join your Jubilee community at our Friends and Family Summer Picnic! Smokey Glen Farm is the place to be for fun, friendship and yummy Bar-B-Q! The picnic will take place Saturday July 30 from noon to 3 PM. Please RSVP using this form by July 15. Each person must register individually. Questions? Contact Julia McCune at jmccune@jubileemd.org or at 301-949-8628 ext. 106… Read More »

Engage in the Community

June Activities Include SPIRIT CLUB Field Day and Downtown DC Dinner By Steve Keener, Jubilee Executive Director Being together at Jubilee’s first picnic of the summer really drove home how important it is to get out of the house and reengage with the wider community. These past two years have been lonely and frightening. It is time to heal. It… Read More »

Help for Ukraine

Dear Jubilee Friends, As I follow the war in Ukraine from afar in horror, I particularly worry about people with disabilities in Ukraine. These vulnerable people are often sadly overlooked in times of war. In Ukraine, many people with intellectual and developmental disabilities are still supported in large institutions. I am reminded of how things were in the 1950’s in… Read More »

DDA News: Rental Subsidy Program Announced and Budget Increase

Maryland’s Developmental Disabilities Administration (DDA) recently announced a new rental subsidy program, where people pay only 30 percent of their household income for rent and utilities. Unlike other DDA rental assistance programs, this program is similar to the Housing Choice Voucher Program. It is tenant-based, so people who participate are free to move with the voucher to any qualifying home… Read More »

Welcome Back Circle of Friends

Program Creates Lasting Friendships It takes a village to create a warm and welcoming community where every member is valued. Today, we’re asking you to join our village through our Circle of Friends program.  Jubilee’s Circle of Friends helps create long-term relationships between the people we support and community members who seek meaningful connections and friendships. Jubilee’s Circle of Friends… Read More »

Tiny Jubilee Love Stories

Happy Valentine’s Day from Your Friends at Jubilee Here at Jubilee, we are celebrating love in all it’s many wonderful forms in honor of Valentine’s Day. This is an opportunity to celebrate all the ways we love and care for each other. Cuddle up and enjoy these Tiny Jubilee Love Stories* to celebrate romance, friendship, and self care. Michaelis Young… Read More »

Jubilee-Rosaria Partnership Grows

By Steve Keener, Executive Director Daniel Lacy recently joined Jubilee, and he moved just in time to celebrate his first Christmas in his new home.  With a spacious floor plan and every detail considered for his accessibility needs, the house sparkles with welcome. Daniel’s new home is the fifth property developed by our housing partner, Rosaria Communities. Jubilee is proud… Read More »

Your Input Matters

Launching Two New Committees for our Community Your input is valued at Jubilee! We’re excited to share with you two new exciting opportunities to make your voice heard. You’re invited to join our new Family Council to bring together family members and Executive Director Steve Keener. The council will meet quarterly and be a forum for information sharing, Q&A, and… Read More »

COVID Update

Due to the Omicron surge, the Jubilee office is currently closed to visitors, non-essential staff, and volunteers. We are also resuming curbside pickup for medications and supplies. Please remain in your vehicle and call 301-949-8626 for pickup. Your health and safety is our top priority. Wear a mask, wash hands, assess the risks of your actions, test as needed, and above all please… Read More »

Read our newsletter!

Jubilee’s Fall newsletter is now available for you to read! Learn about the launch of Jubilee’s new Housing Support Services, and how you can help make the dream of a home of your own a reality for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Meet Max, and learn how this feisty senior is still challenging himself to take new steps in… Read More »

JAM Festival Unites Community

Jubilee’s JAM Festival brought joy to our community as we joined together for 16 activities over the course of one jam-packed week this September. Participants shined at a talent show, art projects, scavenger hunt, charades, karaoke and more. Jubilee’s Activities Planning Committee, which is a committee of people we support, planned the festival. Ben Collins, who is sight-impaired, led a… Read More »