There was always someone to talk to or help when needed. While I was living at Jubilee House I got a job and stayed sober. They taught me how to fight my anxiety every day.
– former Jubilee House resident
What is Jubilee House?
Couchiching Jubilee House was founded as a supportive housing program located in the sunshine City of Orillia, Ontario, empowering women to improve the quality of their lives.
Established in the year 2000, the concept of Couchiching Jubilee House emerged when community groups gathered to address the pressing need for transitional housing for young women and their children within the Orillia community. In March 2001, Couchiching Jubilee House was officially incorporated as a charitable organization. That same year, the doors opened for four fully furnished apartments.
Today, and as a part of Redwood since 2022, Jubilee House offers more than simply housing. This is a community supporting self-identifying women to reach their full potential and realize their dreams. We recognize that everyone deserves the opportunity to live a dignified and fulfilling life, and we are committed to offering safe, affordable, hopeful housing where people can thrive in supportive community.
In 2022, Jubilee House became part of Redwood Park Communities. As Redwood Park Communities’ first supportive housing site in Orillia, we are proud to be part of a larger movement across Simcoe County advocating for housing for all.
At Jubilee House, we support individuals with a wide range of experiences, needs, challenges, and skills. We adopt a strengths-based and individualized approach to support people on their journey toward finding sustainable housing. We believe in each person’s inherent potential and autonomy and strive to create a safe and nurturing community where they can thrive.
How do we accomplish this?
Community support – Our support system extends beyond our physical location. We offer support to individuals in our residentes and in the community through our outreach program.
Community resources – We help individuals access the community resources they need and desire, ensuring that they have the necessary tools and information to overcome challenges.
Housing support – We provide housing for up to one year, allowing women and their children to stabilize their lives and develop essential life skills.
What are some examples of the programs we offer?
Mental health support
Social connection groups
Skill enhancements and certifications
Specialized children’s programming
Who lives at Jubilee House?
We support self-identifying women and children who are prioritized through the County of Simcoe’s Coordinated Access waitlist. Families who stay with us or are supported through our outreach program have faced unique experiences like houselessness, precarious housing, domestic violence, substance use disorders, mental health challenges, systemic discrimination, family or relationship breakdown, and complex trauma.
“Jubilee provided a safe, affordable environment with many supports for my child and myself. They provided counselling, help with medical costs for therapy for my child, and many other things that helped us during our difficult times. When I finally got into subsidized housing, they helped with appliances and still provide help today with counselling, therapy and other things. Jubilee was a huge help during our time of need and continues to help us today.”
– former Jubilee House resident
At Jubilee House, we are more than just a housing program; we are a community of support that believes in the potential of every individual. Together we are changing lives and building futures.
Join us by investing in our community to build safe, affordable, hopeful housing.