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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 »

In Memoriam: Scott Seropian

We are saddened to share with you that Scott Seropian recently passed away. He was just shy of his 62nd birthday, a birthday he shared with his 96-year-old father. Jubilee began supporting Scott in 2008, and he lived with Alex Fidler and Ronald Fluke. Scott was an artist, enjoyed listening to music, and loved to go on long walks with… Read More »

New Activities Bloom

Day Trips, Classes and Beach Trip Returns! As both the weather and pandemic improve, we have added lots of new programs this Spring. Our Reaching Out program is now open to everyone, and exciting upcoming events include a trip to Brookside Gardens, an Escape Room adventure, and an in-person art class. These programs include a small fee. See a full… Read More »

New Zoom Link for Jubilee Programs

Due to unforeseen circumstances Jubilee’s dedicated zoom program link is changed as of today, March 7. We apologize for any confusion. Please use our NEW zoom link going forward for Jubilee programs. Every Jubilee team member has the new program link and can assist the people we support with the transition. A new print calendar of activities with the updated… Read More »

Thank You Generous Jubilee Supporters

You Made a Difference for Tracy, Read Her Story in Jubilee’s 2021 Annual Report You make it possible for Jubilee to fully support adults with disabilities, and we are brimming with gratitude. We have great news to share with you. Thanks to you, 50 new donors supported Jubilee in the last 90 days. A great big thank you to an… 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 »

Champions of Inclusion Fundraiser April 26

We can’t wait to see you at our upcoming Champions of Inclusion Fundraising Breakfast on Tuesday, April 26 at the Silver Spring Civic Center. Get ready to be inspired at our second annual fundraising breakfast. Hear directly from your community members about Jubilee’s role in their lives. Learn more about Jubilee’s Champions of Inclusion and see who in your community… Read More »

New Activities Bloom This Spring

Phase II for Retirees Restarts April 1, Print Calendar of Activities Mailed to Every Person Jubilee Supports Fun is in bloom at Jubilee this Spring! We have a fresh slate of activities and programs just for you. Last month, we asked you what programs you want to see from Jubilee in a survey, and you answered. Based on responses from… 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 Foundation Merges with Association

Thank you Foundation Board Members This month, the operations of the Jubilee Foundation will merge into the Jubilee Association of Maryland. Since 1990, the Foundation board has helped Jubilee Association of Maryland promote and fundraise for its essential work. The merger will improve efficiency and save administrative costs related to maintaining a second 501(c)(3) organization. Jubilee’s programming, outreach, and fundraising… 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 »

New Holiday Events for You

Jubilee brings you a special holiday celebration this year, the Miracle at Jubilee Virtual Festival! Join your Jubilee community beginning Friday, December 17 through Wednesday, December 22 for holiday activities that will fill you with glee! You’ll enjoy: a holiday classic movie, a Christmas tree reveal, ornament dedication, holiday party and a special reading of the Night Before Christmas. A… 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 »

Helping People Find Home

Jubilee Launches Housing Support Services Originally published in Jubilee’s Fall 2021 Connections newsletter “When I worked alone to get my son Kobi a housing voucher it was very stressful. You’re making decisions that impact your adult child’s future,” said parent James Cudjoe. Today, Jubilee is working to ensure that families like the Cudjoes are not alone. Jubilee is now launching… Read More »

Jubilee Hosts Vaccine Booster Clinic

It takes all of us working together to fight the pandemic! Jubilee direct support professional Shane Turner did his part by getting a vaccine booster at the Jubilee Vaccine Clinic. We have one more clinic planned on Monday, November 15. We still have slots available for staff and people we support. Reach out to Jubilee office manager Bethany Coomes at… Read More »

Join Your Friends for Upcoming Events

Check Jubilee’s Online Events Calendar and RSVP Today Fall means fun here at Jubilee! We have an exciting line up of events for our community this month. Join us daily on Jubilee Radio and for meditation. We have a twice weekly exercise class you can do from the comfort of your own home. Our book club continues to explore Romeo… Read More »

Client Council Election Results

We’re thrilled to share with you the 2022 Jubilee Client Council officers! Congratulations to: President – Ben Collins Vice President – Steve Brent Secretary – Matt Starr Treasurer – Lauren Einbinder Ten candidates ran for four open positions, and all ran strong campaigns. Congratulations to all of our candidates. Having a deep bench of strong leaders among the people we… 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 »

Client Council Election Season

What an incredible slate of candidates Jubilee has for the four open positions on Jubilee’s Client Council! This self-advocacy group is by and for the people we support. The work of the council includes planning special events, holding monthly meetings, and representing the people we support on the Jubilee Board of Directors. Hope you joined our last Client Council meeting,… Read More »

Next Step in Jubilee’s Racial Justice Work

Justice is baked into Jubilee’s mission as we work to support adults with disabilities lead full lives. Actively doing justice – both for the people we support and hardworking staff – is one of the core areas of our new strategic plan. Jubilee is focusing its justice work on supporting more adults with disabilities from underserved communities, and integrating anti-racist… Read More »

Growth at Jubilee Benefits Adults with Disabilities

New Roles for New Goals By Steve Keener, Executive Director You may have noticed some new faces around Jubilee.  What’s going on?  We’re adding more staff to better serve our community. Our hiring supports Jubilee’s new strategic plan to grow our work in the areas of helping the people we support achieve their life goals, housing support, and community engagement.… Read More »

A Fond Farewell to Carolyn Durojaiye

After 25 years, Carolyn Durojaiye is retiring from Jubilee. While we say good-bye to Carolyn as a Jubilee employee, she will always be part of our history and our community. Carolyn dedicated her life’s work to people with disabilities. Carolyn leaves behind a legacy as a leader, advocate, valued employee and a friend to countless members of our community. Just… Read More »

Condolences to the Family and Friends of Irene Kiruparany (Kirupa)

We are sad to share that Irene Kiruparany (Kirupa) Williams passed away peacefully on August 12. Irene/Kirupa was 29 years old. Jubilee was honored to support her on her path to independence. She loved coloring, watching Disney movies, playing piano, baking, gardening, amusement parks (especially roller coaster rides), and cruises. Irene is survived by her mother, Grace Pushparany (Pushpa), and… Read More »

Jubilee’s Breaking Barriers Program

Helping Asian and Hispanic Communities Access Support Services Navigating the process of securing disability services is a challenging process. For many in Hispanic and Asian communities, it’s overwhelming. Jubilee’s new program Breaking Barriers aims to significantly increase the number of adults of Hispanic and Asian descent who receive services in the county. Data shows that here in Montgomery County, DDA… Read More »

Client Council Nominations Due By September 20

Do you want to be the next leader of Jubilee’s Client Council? Nominations are now open for our 2021 slate of officers! Put your name in for President, Vice-President, Secretary or Treasurer. All people supported by Jubilee are eligible to run for office.  Alex Rivas, Jubilee’s current Client Council President encourages everyone to step forward and get involved. “The best… Read More »