Community Support Spotlight: Jacksonville Jaguars Foundation

Hubbard House has grown from being the first domestic violence shelter established in the state of Florida in 1976, to a nationally recognized leader in the effort to end domestic violence. Hubbard House provides programs and services to more than 6,000 women, children and men annually in Duval and Baker counties.

None of Hubbard House’s efforts to end domestic violence would be possible without the support received from devoted volunteers and donors. Hubbard House relies on the continued support from the community to serve victims of domestic violence and their families and to help prevent future abuse. Without Hubbard House and our supporters, many of these victims’ hopes for peace, dreams of tomorrow, and strength for their children are lost.

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This community support spotlight focuses on the Jacksonville Jaguars Foundation. Under the leadership of Delores Barr Weaver, Jaguars Foundation Chair and CEO, the Foundation’s total grant giving since 1995 is more than $13.6 million for youth-serving programs in the Jacksonville area, which includes Duval, Baker, Clay, Nassau, and St. Johns counties. This level of giving is among the top few of professional sports teams.

Recently, the Jaguars Foundation Board announced the awarding of $764,000 in its first grant cycle of 2010 to 27 local nonprofit organizations serving economically and socially disadvantaged children and families in Northeast Florida. Hubbard House was awarded $36,000 for its Helping at Risk Kids (HARK) program.

HARK is a 12-week group program, for children 4 to 17, that provides education and counseling to children who have witnessed or experienced domestic violence. HARK focuses on breaking the cycle of future occurrences of domestic violence by teaching children and youth about healthy relationships and alternatives to violence.

Facts About Domestic Violence and Children

  • Ten million American children are at risk from exposure to domestic violence annually.
  • The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office documents approximately 7,000 cases of domestic violence each year.
  • A large percentage of men who assault their partners also assault their children.
  • More than half of female victims of domestic violence live in homes with children under age 12.
  • Statistics and studies show that, without intervention, children who live with violence are much more likely to perpetuate violence as adults.
  • Children who experience violence in the home repeatedly are at a substantially greater risk of arrest and other negative outcomes.

These alarming statistics reveal the need to break the cycle of domestic violence and educate youth about its damaging effects. HARK does just that.

Hubbard House is extremely grateful for the continued support of the Jacksonville Jaguars Foundation with helping to end domestic violence in our community and hopes more companies will take action and join the cause!

For more information about the HARK program please call the Hubbard House Outreach Center at (904) 400-6300.

If you or someone you know is in an abusive relationship Hubbard House can help. Please call the Hubbard House hotline at (904) 354-3114 or (800) 500-1119.

ABOUT THE JAGUARS FOUNDATION:

The Jaguars Foundation focuses on strategic grant making, networking, and volunteer support to serve economically and socially disadvantaged youth and families of Jacksonville.

Other Foundation programs include:

  • Honor Rows® uses seats at Jaguars home games to reward economically and socially disadvantaged youth for reaching pre-determined academic, behavioral, and public service goals;
  • Straight Talk™, in partnership with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida and local media, to help reduce teen pregnancy, HIV/AIDS, and other sexually transmitted diseases;
  • Jaguars Play 60 Challenge, co-sponsored by Baptist Health/Wolfson Children’s Hospital, in partnership with the NFL, American Heart Association and Duval County Public Schools, to help prevent youth obesity, promote physical activity and good nutrition; and,
  • Jaguars Don’t Smoke, an initiative to reduce tobacco use among youth.

ABOUT HUBBARD HOUSE

Hubbard House is a nationally recognized leader in domestic violence intervention. Founded as the first domestic violence shelter in Florida in 1976, Hubbard House is a certified, comprehensive domestic violence center providing programs and services to more than 5,000 women, children, and men annually in Duval and Baker counties. While Hubbard House is most known for its emergency shelter, the agency also provides extensive adult and youth outreach services, school-based education, therapeutic childcare, batterers’ intervention programs, court advocacy and volunteer and community education opportunities. Visit www.hubbardhouse.org to learn more.

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It’s National Secondhand Wardrobe Day

The Hubbard House Thrift Store is located at 6629 Beach Blvd., Jacksonville, FL 32216. Hours are Monday - Saturday, 10a.m. to 6p.m.

Today is National Secondhand Wardrobe Day. The idea behind the day is to highlight the economical and ecological benefits of buying previously used clothing and accessories and to increase thrift store donations.

The Hubbard House Thrift Store, located at 6629 Beach Blvd. Jacksonville, FL 32216, is participating in the day with clothing going for only $1, shoes for $3, and all Boutique clothing, purses, shoes, and accessories are half price.

5 Benefits to Buying Secondhand Clothes:

  • Buying secondhand clothing cost you less but still helps the economy. According to the U.S. Census Bureau in 2007 used merchandise stores in the United States had annual sales of over $9 billion.
  • Secondhand clothes help preserve the environment. When you buy clothing that has already been worn instead of brand new clothing, you are contributing to less waste.
  • You can help your favorite charity. One hundred percent of net proceeds of sales from the Hubbard House Thrift Store help fund the life-saving programs and services Hubbard House provides to the more than 6,000 victims of domestic violence it serves annually.
  • You can save money. Brand-name items can be found for a portion of the cost.
  • You can get a tax deduction for the clothes you donate for charity. That might save you even more money!

When you shop at the Hubbard House Thrift Store you not only receive the general benefits of buying secondhand clothing but also the benefit of knowing that you are helping to save lives and end domestic violence. One hundred percent of net proceeds of sales from the Thrift Store help fund the agency’s programs and services. In addition, Hubbard House clients and their children receive free clothing, furniture, and household items to help them in their transition to a peaceful life.

The Hubbard House Thrift Store hours are Monday – Saturday, 10a.m. – 6p.m. For more information call (904) 400-6333.

If you or someone you know is affected by domestic violence, Hubbard House can help. Please call the Hubbard House domestic violence hotline at (904) 354-3114 or toll-free at (800) 500-1119.

ABOUT HUBBARD HOUSE

Hubbard House is a nationally recognized leader in domestic violence intervention. Founded in 1976, Hubbard House is a certified, comprehensive domestic violence center providing programs and services to more than 5,000 women, children and men annually in Duval and Baker counties. While Hubbard House is most known for its emergency shelter, the agency also provides extensive adult and youth outreach services, school-based education, therapeutic child care, batterers’ intervention programs, court advocacy and volunteer and community education opportunities. Visit www.hubbardhouse.org to learn more.

Community Support Spotlight: PHH Mortgage Corporation

PHH Mortgage Corporation employees help load the 80 gently-used computer monitors the company donated to Hubbard House.

Hubbard House has grown from being the first domestic violence shelter established in the state of Florida in 1976, to a nationally recognized leader in the effort to end domestic violence. Hubbard House provides programs and services to more than 5,000 women, children and men annually in Duval and Baker counties.

None of Hubbard House’s efforts to end domestic violence would be possible without the support received from devoted volunteers and donors. Hubbard House relies on the continued support from the community to serve victims of domestic violence and their families and to help prevent future abuse. Without Hubbard House and our supporters, many of these victims’ hopes for peace, dreams of tomorrow, and strength for their children are lost.

This month’s community support spotlight focuses on PHH Mortgage Corporation, who donated 80 gently-used computer monitors to Hubbard House.

“We thought this was a great opportunity to recycle some of our used equipment while helping to support an organization like Hubbard House who provides a wide range of services designed to meet the needs of victims of domestic violence in Jacksonville and surrounding communities. It was a win-win-win situation,” said Efosa Osayamwen, PHD, Director, IT at PHH Mortgage.

The monitors will be resold at the Hubbard House Thrift Store helping to provide much- needed funds for the programs and services offered at Hubbard House to victims free of charge.

Hubbard House greatly appreciates PHH Mortgage’s donation and support in ending domestic violence in our community and hopes more companies will take action and join the cause to end domestic violence in our community.

If you or someone you know is in an abusive relationship Hubbard House can help. Please call the Hubbard House hotline at (904) 354-3114 or 1 (800) 500-1119.

About PHH Mortgage

PHH Mortgage Corporation, a subsidiary of PHH Corporation (NYSE:PHH) is a private label outsourcing company that provides cost-effective mortgage solutions for financial institutions, real estate brokers, and government agencies. The company provides full-service capabilities for originating, processing, closing and servicing mortgage loans. PHH Mortgage has more than 20 years’ experience in providing trusted, credible solutions for clients.  For more information about PHH Mortgage, please visit www.phhmortgagesolutions.com.

About PHH Corporation

Headquartered in Mount Laurel, New Jersey, PHH Corporation is a leading outsource provider of mortgage and vehicle fleet management services. Its subsidiary PHH Mortgage is one of the top five retail originators of residential mortgages in the United States, and its subsidiary, PHH Arval, is a leading fleet management services provider in the United States and Canada. For more information about PHH Corporation, please visit www.phh.com.

ABOUT HUBBARD HOUSE

Hubbard House is a nationally recognized leader in domestic violence intervention. Founded as the first domestic violence shelter in Florida in 1976, Hubbard House is a certified, comprehensive domestic violence center providing programs and services to more than 5,000 women, children, and men annually in Duval and Baker counties. While Hubbard House is most known for its emergency shelter, the agency also provides extensive adult and youth outreach services, school-based education, therapeutic childcare, batterers’ intervention programs, court advocacy and volunteer and community education opportunities. Visit www.hubbardhouse.org to learn more