The Jubilee Association of Maryland Inc

The Jubilee Association of Maryland Inc

Jubilee was born of a vision for the liberation and inclusion of people with disabilities. Since our founding in 1978, Jubilee has been at the forefront of helping adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities live their best lives in a community setting. Today, more than 160 people count on Jubilee

The Jubilee Association of Maryland Inc

Jubilee was born of a vision for the liberation and inclusion of people with disabilities. Since our founding in 1978, Jubilee has been at the forefront of helping adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities live their best lives in a community setting. Today, more than 160 people count on Jubilee for daily support services, assistance finding affordable housing, and building connections with friends. Our work is based on the dignity and worth of all people and their right to pursue happiness as full, respected members of our society. Our core values are: Respect and Human Dignity; Self-Determination; Community, Mutuality, and Service; Justice; Ethical Practices; and Spiritual Care.

About the Organization:

Jubilee was born of a vision for the liberation and inclusion of people with disabilities. Since our founding in 1978, Jubilee has been at the forefront of helping adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities live their best lives in a community setting. Today, more than 160 people count on Jubilee for daily support services, assistance finding affordable housing, and building connections with friends. Our work is based on the dignity and worth of all people and their right to pursue happiness as full, respected members of our society. Our core values are: Respect and Human Dignity; Self-Determination; Community, Mutuality, and Service; Justice; Ethical Practices; and Spiritual Care.

organizational budget

15 MILLION+

existence for

31+ YEARS

The Issue:

People who identify as Asian make up 15 percent of Montgomery County, Maryland’s population, yet only 9 percent of people receiving services from the Developmental Disabilities Administration (DDA) identify as Asian. We know that culture, language, technology, socio-economic and legal status, and racial barriers are keeping people from accessing disability services for which they are legally eligible. People often fall through the cracks in the system because information isn’t available in a language they read, they don’t know services are available, or next steps are unclear and they don’t have anywhere to turn for assistance.

The Solution:

Jubilee launched its Breaking Barriers program in 2021 to help Asian communities navigate the complex disability services system. Staff coordinate extensive outreach to healthcare systems, public social service agencies, schools, and places of worship. At these points of entry, we offer information, resources, opportunities for engagement, and refer people to service providers. We provide case management to help people apply for services and are available to help coordinate translation/interpretation. Jubilee helped launch a coalition of 14 local non-profit service providers to share information and reach more people. All of this work is funded by generous donors and is provided at no cost to anyone seekingour help.

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