support for recovery from addiction

The Church of Our Saviour's Jubilee Homes Program provides 50 much-needed beds in sober living for people recovering from drug and alcohol addiction in the west San Gabriel Valley.

The program offers adult men and women supportive transitional housing while they get back on their feet and re-enter the mainstream of society. Residents can live in one of four Jubilee Homes for six months to two years. In return they agree to pay an affordable rent, be a respectful neighbor, perform chores, attend two or three 12-Step meetings each week, have a sponsor, and work the Steps of the program of Alcoholics Anonymous.

Many of Jubilee Homes' residents come to us off the streets, out of prison, or from a rehabilitation program. A Resident Manager lives at each site to maintain the household and assist in the residents' recovery. A "Design for Living" class is offered to provide additional support for people who often have been out of the mainstream of society for many years.

At Jubilee Homes we believe that recovery involves a complete new approach to life.  It is more than just staying clean and sober. So we provide opportunities for fellowship and inspiration and instruction. In addition to our "Design for Living" class, we offer Monthly Dinners for our residents and alumni, Dodger game outings, a Founders' Day Picnic, a Swim Party and Barbeque, an Annual Christmas Dinner, an Annual Super Bowl Party, an Annual Big Book Comes Alive Seminar, a variety of instructional classes on living skills, and a Celebration of Ministry Day. All of these events are free to our residents and alumni.

Our program began in the summer of 2002, when Bill Lane Doulos joined the Church staff as its Director of Housing Ministry. He was previously on the staff of Union Station in Pasadena and of All Saints Church in Pasadena, since 1974.

Our transitional housing ministry supports people in the process of transforming their lives and affirming what is best in themselves. Often residents continue this process by helping newcomers to the program on their road to recovery.


facts about Jubilee Homes

  • We currently own 4 residences in the Pasadena / Altadena area.
  • About 1,000 men and women have gone through our program since 2002.
  • We offer housing for about 50 adult men and women in recovery from drug or alcohol addiction.
  • Residents must maintain their sobriety to remain in Jubilee Homes.

Staff

Fabian Gonzalez & family

El Nido House / Apartments Manager
Residents: 18 Men

Bill Lane Doulos

Director of Housing Ministry
BDoulos@churchofoursaviour.org
(626) 282-5147 Ext. 39

John Barrios

Raymond House Manger
Residents: 12 Men

Brian Woodruff

Fair Oaks House Manager
Residents: 10 Men

Dixie Colas

Washington House Manager
Residents: 11 Women

Transitional Housing Advisory Board

David Arnt, Ben Bradley, Gary Bradley, Roger Cairns-Berteau, Peter DiCarlo, Sara Dooley, Bill Doulos, Will Dumain, Keir McLaren, Andrew Moss, Irv Moss, Diane Rivera, Kathy Vine, Von Vine