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Community Support for Survivors Abounds at Hubbard House’s 10th Annual Domestic Violence Walk

April 3, 2019

Photo credit: Hubbard House


Dr. Gail Patin, Hubbard House CEO, speaks to community supporters at Hubbard House’s 10th Annual Domestic Violence Awareness Walk on March 30 at the Duval County Courthouse.

Hubbard House, a United Way partner, hosted its 10th annual Domestic Violence Awareness Walk, the Stand Up & Stride, on March 30, 2019 at the Duval County Courthouse. The event, presented by Bank of America, attracted more than 1,200 participants who came together to raise support and awareness for survivors of domestic violence and their families.

At the event, Dr. Gail A. Patin, Hubbard House CEO, discussed how much the Domestic Violence Awareness Walk has grown in the last 10 years, creating thousands of passionate advocates for survivors. Patin ended her remarks by thanking those who have dedicated themselves to the movement saying, “You are saving and changing lives right here in our community.”

Stand Up & Stride raised nearly $90,000 for Hubbard House and donations are still being counted. Donations support the emergency shelter, programs and services that Hubbard House provides survivors of domestic violence.

Participants in this year’s event include the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office, the State Attorney’s Office and local military, health professionals, corporate and community members from around Northeast Florida walking together to show unified support for Hubbard House and survivors.

Hubbard House has been providing life-changing and life-saving services to domestic violence survivors and their children for 43 years and is a full-service certified domestic violence shelter. Services Hubbard House offers include community outreach, group and individual support programs, prevention and intervention services in addition to emergency shelter and the 24/7 hotline. In 2018, Hubbard House answered 3,920 crisis calls and served 4,407 clients, including 446 children survivors.

Individuals who are in an abusive relationship, or know someone who is, are urged to call Hubbard House’s 24-hour domestic violence hotline at (904) 354-3114.

How you can help

With the support of United Way, agencies like Hubbard House are able to help individuals in Northeast Florida have hope and reach their full potential. Through the power of partnerships, we ensure families and individuals have access to timely health-care services, better health outcomes and fewer health disparities. To learn how you can join United Way in the fight for community change, visit unitedwaynefl.org/get-involved.