About Hubbard House
Our mission is Every Relationship Violence-Free. We work to ensure safety for victims and their children, empowerment of victims, and social change through education and advocacy.
Jacksonville was one of the early leaders in the women’s movement and in developing services to address gender violence. In 1976, a group of dedicated women purchased a house on Hubbard Street and Hubbard House opened its doors as the first shelter specifically for victims of domestic violence and their children in Florida.
Over the years, Hubbard House expanded to provide services to meet the needs of women, children, and men who have been affected by domestic violence, intervention for children who have lived with violence, and programs that work with abusers on changing the attitudes and beliefs that sanction violence.
We work to educate our youth, professionals in related fields, and the community to raise awareness in Duval and Baker counties. We also work collaboratively to change the systemic and community response to domestic violence. Hubbard House’s history is rich with stories of amazing volunteer and community support, all in an effort to promote safety for victims of domestic violence and their families.
Since our beginning we have remained a leader in the field and have received both state and national recognition for our efforts.
Awards and Recognitions
- 2010: Mayor’s Commission on the Status of Women Women’s History Month Honoree, Ellen Siler (CEO)
- 2009: Jacksonville First Coast Chapter of Florida Motion Picture and Television Association Crystal Reed Award for video “Planting Hope”
- 2009: Jacksonville Business Journal Ultimate CEO Award, Ellen Siler (CEO)
- 2009: Florida Times Union Eve Award finalist, Ellen Siler (CEO)
- 2009: Jacksonville Business Journal Top 40 Under 40 Award, Jami Bueker (CDO)
- 2008: Child Abuse Prevention Recognition Award, Stacy Reese (child advocate)
- 2007: Award for Professional Innovation in Victim Services presented by U.S. Attorney General Alberto R. Gonzales for the InVEST Collaborative.
- 2006: Florida Coalition Against Domestic Violence Glenda A. Watkins Award, Stacey Whitman (victim advocate)
- 2006: Jacksonville Business Journal Women of Influence Award, Ellen Siler (CEO)
- 2005: Florida Coalition Against Domestic Violence Glenda A. Watkins Award, Starletha Cherry (shelter coordinator)
- 2003: Florida Public Relations Association, Jacksonville Chapter Judges Award, Hubbard House and First Coast News for public information campaign
- 2003: First Coast Family Center Child Advocate Award, Sheron Prenters (child advocate)
- 2002: Court TV Everyday Hero National Award, Ellen Siler (CEO)
- 2002: Florida Coalition Against Domestic Violence Glenda A. Watkins Award, Vena Patton (victim advocate, unpaid)
- 2002: First Coast Family Center Child Advocate Award, Julia Thomas (child advocate and nutrition specialist)
- 2001: Governor’s Peace at Home Award, Domestic Violence Subcommittee of the Community Partnership for the Protection of Children, a collaboration between Department of Children and Families in Jacksonville and Hubbard House
- 2001: National Peabody Award and Regional Edward R. Murrow Award, “Behind Closed Doors”, Channel 4 and Hubbard House documentary.
- 2001: Governor’s Peace at Home Award with Special recognition to InVEST and the Center for the Prevention of Domestic Violence, Mayor’s Domestic Violence Task Force
- 2001: First Coast Family Center Child Advocate Award, Karen Williams (childcare center coordinator, now Outreach Services Manager)