How to Help
Hubbard House was started by dedicated volunteers and we still depend on volunteers in every aspect of what we do. We have an excellent staff and are actively involved in addressing the issue of domestic violence in our community — from working with victims and their children, to working with abusers, training professionals and raising awareness in the community and in the next generation, to actively working to change the systemic response to domestic violence.
We are passionate about and very good at what we do but it is not enough. People still die every year in Jacksonville; people who have not called us or the police, yet family and friends knew of the violence. It is going to take all of us working together to end domestic violence in our community. None of us can afford to stand idly by while children continue to live in homes with violence. The impact on the children and on our society is just too great. We need your help.
We rely on people like you to donate your time, talent and treasures to help us continue to serve victims of domestic violence and their families and to help prevent future abuse. You can be a part of the solution! We need you to be part of the solution. Your gifts will be used to help keep victims safe, to change the lives of children and to hold abusers accountable. Your gift can help save someone’s life.
There are many ways you can volunteer your time to help us. Some require additional training but some do not. If you want to work directly with victims or their children you will need special training but there are many volunteer opportunities that you can begin to do very quickly, like helping to sort donations or helping in the administrative office.
Another way you can help is by donating goods, services or money to help with our efforts. We need everything you need in a home but for about 90 people at a time. Conducting a donation drive to gather food, paper products, feminine products, cleaning supplies or the many other things needed is a way to get your friends involved as well. Or perhaps you could provide a service to us, like lawn care or haircuts for residents. Anything we can get donated cuts down on the funds we need but we also need money. Less than 40% of our funds come from governmental sources; we depend on the generosity of people like you for the rest. No gift is too small.
You can help end domestic violence in our community. Each of us can play a role in drawing attention to the issue of domestic violence and garnering support from others. You can start by becoming informed on the issue and talking about it. It is time we break the silence.