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.
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.
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!
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.
It's always a wonderful experience to participate as a volunteer in the annual dinner & auction before the golf tournament fund-raiser. Over the few years I've volunteered in this capacity, there has been a growth in the professionalism & effeciency in handling the guest check-in and auction check-out. It's a wonderful cause!
For s long time I volunteered at the shelter every Tuesday in the childcare center. I also volunteered at the womens support group. That was a very rewarding experience for me to see the women grow from week to week. It also helped me to deal with some of my own feelings regarding my personal experiences. I am a childhood survivor of domestic violence and my sister was killed by her abuser so the cause is near and dear to my heart.