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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Counseling, Domestic Violence, Family Violence Shelters, Homeless & Housing, Hot Lines & Crisis Intervention, Mental Health

Mission: Every relationship violence free.

Programs: By providing victims with safe refuge and access to information and support, emergency shelter services address the crucial needs of victims in the midst of crisis. Victim advocates help clients assess their needs, establish goals based on their individual circumstances and provide individual and group counseling. Shelter residents' children in kindergarten through eighth grade have access to a safe duval county public school site, which helps students pursue their education in an environment of safety and concern. Hubbard house provides therapeutic childcare for infants, toddlers and preschool residents, as well as after school care. The curriculum focuses on self esteem, nonviolent conflict resolution and safety training. Individual and group counseling are provided for children, ages 4 to 17, to address the effects of violence in their lives. -clients served 831

the outreach center offers walk-ins and scheduled appointments for those in need of individual counseling, support groups and other services but are not currently in need of emergency shelter. For those unable to meet at the center, advocates provide support and services to victims at various locations throughout duval and baker counties. Victim advocates also provide emergency response advocacy with police and medical personnel. The helping at risk kids (hark) outreach program is an intervention and prevention program designed by hubbard house for children from abusive homes. The children, ages 4 to 17, are separated into age-appropriate groups. Heavy emphasis is placed on breaking the cycle of violence by teaching anger management, non-violent conflict resolution, respect for others and the development of individualized safety plans. Hubbard house victim advocates also have offices inside the duval county courthouse to provide victims of domestic violence court advocacy assistance with the civil and criminal process and in developing a plan for their safety. Additionally, the intimate violence enhanced services team (invest) was created to increase victim safety in the most potentially lethal cases. It is a collaborative effort among the jacksonville sheriff's office, the city of jacksonville, and hubbard house. On a daily basis, invest personnel review domestic violence police reports, evalutate cases for lethal indicators and proactively contact the victim to offer services. -clients served 3,510

first step batterers' intervention program offers a means for both male and female abusers to examine and change their behaviors and challenges their belief systems that support their abusive behaviors. Offenders in the program must attend an orientation session, an individual assessment and a minimum of twenty-four sessions at a rate of one session each week. We provide services through our community-based programs in duval, baker and st. John' counties; military programs at mayport and nas jacksonville; in custody programs at the pre-trial detention facility (jail) and at matrix house via river region. An approved curriculum is used to present all forms of domestic violence and appropriate alternatives to using violence in intimate relationships as well as being a responsible parent. Offenders are taught to accept responsibility for their abusive behaviors and to be accountable for those behaviors by engaging with their partners non-violently. -clients served 657

various other services for victims including but not limited to prevention,arrest program services and awareness programs.

Community Stories

17 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Client Served

Rating: 1

We called because my friend is being abused. Every day she is mentally and emotionally abused. She lost her job and her SO yells, screams and degrades her, along with the SO's mother. My friend has lost a signifigant amount of weight due to being so upset and scared she barely eats. Hubbard House told her she didn't fit their criteria, due to not being physically abused. My friend asked what services HH COULD help her with, and never got an answer. Was given a number to another place and then hung up on. HUNG UP. When I attempted to ask them via Facebook why this had happened, they did not respond, and the last time I checked, my message mysteriously has disappeared. Sad!

2 Miranie D.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I was once a client at hubbard house. I would like to thank the staff and others who helped me and my children get the help we needed. I had a pleasant and comfortable stay. My children still talk about the hubbard house and its been almost 2 years now. If it wasn't for the hubbard house I dont know where I would be. This experience has made me come to the conclusion that when I finish college that I want to be part of a non profit organization.

Review from Guidestar

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Board Member

Rating: 5

Hubbard House provides a myriad of services to women, men and children who have been impacted by domestic violence. The staff's expertise and professionalism in awareness, prevention and managing domestic violence incidents is impressive. The impact Hubbard House has had in Northeast Florida is invaluable.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

While serving on the Board of Hubbard House I learned a tremendous amount about domestic violence and came to understand what a strong, professional staff they have. Hubbard House was the first established domestic violence shelter in the state of Florida and has been a leader for over 30 years. One especially important part of the program is a 25+ year old Batterer's Intervention Program that seeks to end the cycle of domestic violence by helping batterer's learn better behaviors. Another important aspect of the Hubbard House program is their work with children and teens. In-school programs help children learn that violence isn't the way to solve problems and teens learn healthy relationship behavior. All in all, Hubbard House is an excellent program with an excellent shelter program and an equally excellent outreach center for non-residents. We are very fortunate in Northeast Florida to have Hubbard House.

1

Board Member

Rating: 5

The most publicly visible aspect of Hubbard House is the shelter it provides for victims of domestic violence. This provides an immediate benefit to victims. But, one rarely considers the fact that the victims also include children, who also have educational needs (e.g., they may need to pulled out of their regular school for safety reasons). The victims needing shelter are in desparate situations and Hubbard House helps empower them to leave their home and take back the life they deserve. But, Hubbard House is much more than a shelter. Not all victims need a shelter; but most need some level of support. Hubbard House is there to provide that support whether it be in the courts or through its outreach center. Tour the facility, listen to the stories told at the annual breakfast, or see what happens in our courts. You'll get an idea of how pervasive domestic violence is and you'll see how Hubbard House has stepped up to enable victims to regain their dignity.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

Hubbard House is a top notch nonprofit organization providing much needed inhouse and outreach services to victims of domestic violence in the North Florida area. During my many years of Board service, I have had the pleasure of working closely with the Hubbard House leadership team and have seen first hand their business professionalism and their passion for the Hubbard House mission of Every Relationship Violence free. I have also served on the Audit Committee, giving visibility to their excellent management processes and fiscal accountability to ensure that funding is invested wisely in programs for the benefit of their clients. In addition to Board responsibilities, I have enjoyed being involved with Hubbard House in their community awareness and fundraising activities (annual memorial breakfast, golf tournament, awareness walk) and plan to support the organization for the foreseeable future.

1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I began interning at Hubbard House in August 2009 and had a great experience and was overly impressed with the extensive programs and services they offer as well as how professional all their staff, volunteers, and even clients are. They truly provide life saving services, that are needed now more than ever. Hubbard House is a fantastic organization that fosters and inspires success within their clients, employees, and volunteers.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been a volunteer with Hubbard House for 3 years now. It is amazing to me to hear and see first hand the success stories that come from this agency. Our community is fortunate to have this organization and the services it provides to victims of domestic violence. The caring staff are truly inspiring!

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Former staff

Rating: 5

Hubbard House is where I completed my undergraduate internship. I worked with public relations and special events. Before my internship I had never been exposed to Hubbard House, and I was so impressed with all of the services they have to offer. Since my internship I have participated in the Setting The Pace for Peace event, which was awesome. It's a great organization and a great asset to the community!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I just completed an internship at Hubbard House where I worked in the Development Department. I helped primarily with raising money for the annual Golf Tournament. I also worked in PR. This experience really helped open my eyes further to the service that Hubbard House provides for women and men. It provides a safe haven for people escaping domestic violence. It also provides education which helps identify domestic violence, educates youth at an early age about domestic violence and serves in an advocacy role in the community. The staff are very passionate about helping these victims not only escape but change their lives. It was very touching for me to occasionally ride the elevator with women who were staying at Hubbard House. It was sad and encouraging at the same time. This is a wonderful organization that provides a much needed service in Jacksonville.