Welcome To Jubilee Homes
"We provide recovery services for adult men and women who are the graduates and current residents of Jubilee Homes. More than just sobriety, we offer an array of social services to encourage the full and responsible citizenship of those who come to us out of homelessness, incarceration, mental illness, desperation and addiction. Each of our four homes has a Resident Manager who mentors the residents. Each resident pays rent that covers the cost of the operation of the homes. We offer our residents fellowship (monthly events such as dinners at the Church, picnics, Dodger games), inspiration, and education (a weekly Design for Living class and an annual Big Book Comes Alive seminar). For information about becoming a Jubilee Homes resident, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. We look forward to hearing from you."
Rev. Canon Bill Doulos
For over twenty years, the Rev. Canon Bill Doulos has served as Director of Jubilee Homes. Founded July 1, 2002, Jubilee Homes provides affordable, safe and sober housing where those in recovery from addiction can focus on rebuilding their lives by encouraging love, dignity, responsibility and respect in a supportive community.
BILL LANE DOULOS
Bill Lane Doulos was born William Henry Lane II, in July of 1943 in Johnstown, Pennsylvania. He grew up an active member of the Presbyterian church and graduated from Westminster College in Pennsylvania and Fuller Theological Seminary in California. Bill took the name “Doulos” to symbolize his desire to become what the New Testament calls a “servant” of Christ.
Bill began his career of service to the poor as a volunteer, then as an employee of a fledgling Union Station in the early 1970s. He became a member of All Saints Church, Pasadena, where he served on the staff for 29 years. Bill’s first home, purchased for $1,000 in Pasadena, was converted into a sober living house. The Raymond House, as it was named, was refinanced to purchase a second sober living home for recovering addicts, called the Fair Oaks House. Bill’s dedication to helping those in recovery remained and he went on to purchase the El Nido House and apartments and the Washington House, among others, with the help of many donor-investors. His own history with substance abuse, which began at age 55, and concluded after a stint in rehab and the realization that the oversight of nine homes and an addiction was too much to take on, ended when he was able to settle his affairs. Five of the homes were sold to pay off debt and investors’ principle and the four that were kept were transferred to his new home parish, Church of Our Saviour, in San Gabriel, California, in 2002.
For 21 years, Bill has served the Church of Our Saviour as the Director of Jubilee Homes sober living for 50 adult men and women. He was ordained a deacon on May 17, 2014 by Bishop John Bruno, and on November 11, 2022, Bishop John Harvey Taylor named Bill Doulos an Honorary Canon of the Episcopal Diocese of Los Angeles. A beacon of support and hope for men and women struggling with addiction, and after over five decades of service, Bill Doulos will remain an important advocate for compassionate care, service and sobriety, after his retirement in 2023.
Transitional Housing Staff
Director of Recovery Services
Advisory Committee Members
Peter Di Carlo
El Nido House
Fair Oaks House