Using her own money, Marshall founded Steps-N-Stages Jubilee House to offer shelter, support and services, such as mentoring and life coaching to homeless women Veterans.
Marshall purchased a VA foreclosure home in August 2010 to provide a shelter for female veterans in transition. But the 1,288-square-foot home was too cramped to support her mission of helping female veterans get back on their feet.
The newly-constructed Jubilee House, in Fayetteville, NC, includes enough space for Marshall and her son, as well as lots of space for additional women Veterans and their families to live comfortably. It includes a gym, garden, greenhouse and an employment resource center.
U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Ebony Dublin, a Smithfield, N.C., native and supply sergeant at nearby Fort Bragg volunteered during the week.
“I was more than happy to volunteer my time because that could be me one day. I think it is great that Barbara spends her time helping people, so now that someone is taking the time to help her – it’s awesome,” Dublin said.