Jubilee House




Myron.Smith@use.salvationarmy.org (OR) Kimberly.Smith@use.salvationarmy.org

Hours of operation (or meeting times & dates): 

Office Hours: 9am-2pm, Mon-Fri Every Sunday 11:00 am - Sunday Service Children's church available for those age 2 - 10 Last Sunday of Each Month 6:00 pm - "Shabach" Praise and Worship Celebration Tuesday Evenings Sister's @ Heart - a Women's Bible study group Men's Bible study group The Well - a Bible study group for college students


The Jubilee House is a 23-room mansion located in Dorchester's Codman Square, at the heart of Boston's most diverse community. Jubilee House is designed as an intentional living community, fostering Christian growth and personal transformation through everyday involvement in the urban environment. What We Do: The Salvation Army Jubilee House is a community based ministry on various levels. It is a church with Sunday worship services and Bible studies on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Its position within the Salvation Army also involves it in many seasonal assistance and outreach programs: i.e. Thanksgiving and Christmas food baskets, a wide variety of summer enrichment programs for children and teens. More recently we have been involved in serving the evacuees of the Katrina disaster. Why Jubilee House? The name “Jubilee House” is derived from the Biblical concept…the Year of Jubilee. This festival was prescribed by God in the book of Leviticus. Celebrated every fifty years, it was to be a year of rejoicing when every debt was cancelled, every slave set free, every prison opened and every lost heritage restored. Our credo quoted from the prophet Isaiah ( in Isaiah 61:1-4) speaks of one to come who would bring about a more universal Jubilee. It is our mission to let those of our community know that there is hope, joy, victory, freedom, and deliverance in Jesus Christ, our Jubilee!


10 Melville Avenue
Dorchester, MA 02124
United States
Key Partners: 

The Salvation Army; Codman Square Health Center, Dorchester Center for the Visual Arts, Codman Square Neighborhood Development Corporation, the Codman Square Youth and Family Coalition, the Home for Little Wanderers, DSS and DYS, the Greater Boston Food Bank, as well as many churches and faith based ministries. Some of these local ministries are The Boston Project, Emmanuel Gospel Center, Ten Point Coalition, Black Ministerial Alliance, Quincy Street Missional Church, the Louis D. Brown Peace Institute and numerous others. Has hosted students from Gordon College, UMass Boston, Harvard University

Key Programs Offered: 

Jubilee House The Salvation Army's Jubilee House in Dorchester opened its doors in June of 1997. The house was original built in 1880 and in recent years was the home of Jonathan and Jordan Knight of New Kids on the Block musical fame. The Salvation Army purchased the home from the Knight's mother in 1996. For six years, Jubilee House officers and staff have ministered to the members of the Dorchester community through a number of programs: Brengle Academy - alternative Christian middle school After-school Homework Club - recreational and educational activities, including homework assistance, held three days a week Community food co-op Emergency and Holiday assistance Higher Ground - a summer camping program for urban teens Summer Enrichment Program - fun and games during the summer

Community Meeting Space Available: