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Jubilee Honors Juneteenth

A Juneteenth Reflection as Jubilee Works for Racial Justice By Nyla Jones, Program Assistant and Racial Justice Advisory Group Member This June 19th as we celebrate Juneteenth, also known as Black Independence Day, I reflect on the heartbreak and turmoil of the past year – and the increased focus on racial justice that resulted from it. Out of pain and… Read More »

What Justice Means at Jubilee

Our commitment and work to create a more just and equal environment for all continues. In May, Jubilee hosted seminars on our core value of justice, and our management team participated in anti-racism training hosted by Roots of Justice. During our seminars on Jubilee’s core value of justice, our community had an opportunity to learn more about: issues surrounding guardianship… Read More »

New Summer Opportunities to Get Together

We’re thrilled to be able to offer new opportunities to get together in person this summer! Sign up for weekly art, hiking and tai chi IN PERSON programming! Our Reaching Out program is now open to everyone, and you can sign up for one class session at a time. Classes cost $25, and a Reaching Out form must be completed… Read More »

COVID-19 Protocol Updated

In light of new guidance from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC), Jubilee’s COVID-19 protocols are newly updated. We welcome these updates, and ask everyone to continue to make safe choices for our interconnected community.   What’s new?  If you receive Jubilee services, please follow the CDC’s guidance.  If you are not fully vaccinated, the CDC still recommends that you… Read More »

New Jubilee In-Person Programming

To better serve our community, Jubilee is making two exciting updates to our popular Reaching Out program! Starting this Sunday, we are offering one-time class options, and they are now open to everyone! We will be offering outdoor, in-person programs for art, hiking and tai chi. We are also offering a virtual tai chi class. Classes cost $25, and a… Read More »

May Special Events

Annual Worship Service with Hyattsville Mennonite Church Have you had a chance to participate in Jubilee’s programming this Spring? We have a full slate of exciting programs open to everyone we support. Join us to connect with friends old and new, exercise, learn a new skill, and more. All programs hosted on Jubilee’s programming link, unless otherwise noted. Check out… Read More »

Condolences: Passing of Angela Mann

On April 24, Angela Mann passed away peacefully at home after a long struggle with Alzheimer’s disease. She is survived by her sister Maureen Mann Ritz, two nieces, three nephews, and many cousins from the families Mann, Owens, Matthew’s, McNamara, and Moran.  Jubilee was honored to support Angela in her home. The Jubilee staff members who supported Angela were able to say their goodbyes before she passed. Angela taught her… Read More »

Self-Care Resources

Caring for Yourself in a Difficult Time How to take care of our mental and emotional health — as we have all experienced trauma during the pandemic — were key take-aways from Jubilee’s self-care seminars. The seminars, which were free and open to everyone in the Jubilee community, brought together staff and people we support in a caring environment. Participants… Read More »

RSVP to Champions of Inclusion Breakfast on April 29

Join us for our first-ever Champions of Inclusion fundraising breakfast! This virtual event is on Thursday, April 29, 2021 at 8 AM. Register now to get your unique zoom login at https://tinyurl.com/Jubileechampions. Different from any other event we have ever done Totally free Only 30 minutes No requirement to donate Join us and find out about the great work we… Read More »

New April Social Programs

Sharing exciting new updates to our April virtual programming to keep us connected while we’re physically apart. We recently hit our one-year milestone of being “on the air” every weekday with Jubilee Radio. Join Steve Keener and Genevieve Leary at 12:30 PM for community and friendship. Open to our entire community! Friday Happy Hour – Join Client Council Vice President… Read More »

Register for Spring Reaching Out Classes

Register now for new spring Reaching Out sessions! We are offering an art class and an independent living life skills class for adults on the autism spectrum beginning this April. While the classes will mostly be virtual, there will also be in-person classes at local parks. Register using this form or contact Jubilee’s Reaching Out coordinator Allison Bohn for details and at abohn@jubileemd.org before these popular classes… Read More »

COVID Protocols Updated, Vaccinations Increase

Statement by: Steve Keener, Jubilee Executive Director With increased vaccinations in our community, I am thrilled to share that Jubilee’s COVID protocols are now updated. After a year of strict precautions, we feel it is now safe to take some preliminary steps to bring back more flexibility and in-person social engagement.  The newest updates to the protocol have been highlighted… Read More »

Support Staff Gain Advanced Training

Congratulations to our DSP II advanced training graduates! Applications open for our next session. As a founding member of the Maryland Direct Support Professional Training Consortium, Jubilee offers advanced training and certification for our direct support professionals. We work to create an educated and empathetic workforce that provide high-quality support to people who rely on Jubilee. Our 7th class just… Read More »

Add Your Voice to Jubilee’s Future

Our 2021-2024 strategic planning is underway. We have two more opportunities coming up to gather input from YOU! We invite all staff to join us on March 17 at 10:30 AM at our agency wide meeting. Family members, people we support, Board members and other members of our community, please join us on March 31 from 7-9 PM. The session… Read More »

COVID Vaccinations Ongoing at Jubilee

Neither snow nor ice got in the way of our first two vaccination clinics! We are so grateful to the many helping hands that made the Jubilee vaccination clinics a success for the people we support. We vaccinated 150 members of our community at the second clinic. More than 90 percent of the people we support have received at least… Read More »

Welcome New COO

Oscar Harrell Joins Jubilee While we’ve kept both hands firmly on the wheel as we navigate this challenging time, we’ve also kept an eye on the long-term health of Jubilee. We’re planning, growing and positioning Jubilee for the future. One where we help more adults with disabilities live their best lives.                                              With that in mind, we’re thrilled to introduce you… Read More »

COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic Dates & Details

Three Vaccination Clinics Planned for the People We Support We are thrilled to share dates for Jubilee’s vaccination clinics! These clinics are for the people we support. Monday, February 1 Monday, February 22 Monday, March 15 All clinics will be held at the Kensington Town Hall. The address is 3710 Mitchell St, Kensington, MD 20895. Each clinic will be held… Read More »

Help Shape Jubilee’s Future

Jubilee is working on its 2021-2024 strategic plan, and we want you to be a part of it! As we work to best serve adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities, we value your input. You will receive a survey will by email in the coming days, and we ask you to take a few moments to complete the survey as… Read More »

You Raised $135,000 to Help Adults with Disabilities!

Thank YOU for your Support!    With grateful hearts Jubilee offers thanks to you, for your support on Giving Tuesday and in your year-end giving. You help promote independence, secure housing, and connect friends among people of all abilities. And your impact was doubled in 2020 – as a few benefactors matched your gift dollar for dollar! The numbers are… Read More »

Jubilee Welcomes New Community Navigator

Welcome Lisa Lorraine to Jubilee! Lisa will serve in a newly created position of Community Navigator. Lisa will connect with underserved communities in Montgomery County to discover what obstacles they encounter in receiving supports from disability service providers. She will help Jubilee think of new ways to ensure that people with intellectual and developmental disabilities of all socioeconomic and racial… Read More »

Valentine Activities

Wishing a very happy Valentine’s Day to every single member of our community! Join us for a special Valentine’s themed Virtual Happy Hour on Friday, February 12. Note the time change, this special edition of our Friday event will begin at 6 PM. Want to shout from the rooftop how much you care about someone in our community? If so,… Read More »

Jubilee Staff Vaccinations Underway

In just the last few days, we have taken a huge leap forward in the fight against the coronavirus. Jubilee staff have begun to be vaccinated! This risk to the people we support, and to our dedicated staff, will be reduced even sooner than we anticipated. Jubilee was selected late last week by the county to begin receiving vaccines as… Read More »

COVID-19 Vaccination News

A New Years Update from Executive Director Steve Keener From my home to yours, I wish you a happy and healthy new year. While we begin 2021 much the same as 2020, brighter days are ahead. I am thrilled to share that Jubilee is working closely with CVS to coordinate a vaccination clinic at our office for the people we… Read More »

Reaching Out Winter Classes

Registration Open This winter Jubilee is offering two new Reaching Out sessions for adults on the autism spectrum. Our Independent Living Class teaches life skills such as cooking and technology skills. The second offering is an art class where participants will weave a wall hanging and make mosaics, while learning how to express emotions through art.   Classes begin January… Read More »

Merry & Bright Holidays for the Jubilee Community

Our Christmas elves created holiday magic with opportunities to connect and be together virtually all Christmas week. We loved seeing your decorations, singing songs and playing games. During the Christmas tree reveal we each dedicated an ornament to a loved one we can’t be with this year. Sharing that moment together was truly heartfelt and special. On our last night,… Read More »

New Jubilee Programs and Holiday Events

We’re launching two fun new weekly programs to bring our community together. Join us weekly for a virtual Happy Hour and a Harry Potter book club! The Happy Hour is a chance to catch up with friends and make some new ones. For the Harry Potter book club, we’ll listen to an audio recording of the book together and then… Read More »

Celebrating Jubilee Staff – Employee Award Winners

Earlier this Fall, it was our honor to celebrate the incredible Jubilee staff at our annual employee awards ceremony. Especially now as the pandemic continues to upend our lives, Jubilee staff exemplify Jubilee’s unique spirit through their hard work and commitment to the people we support. During his presentation for the Exceptional Service award, Steve Keener shared that “this award… Read More »