October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Help raise awareness and send the message that ending domestic violence is a priority in our community. Join Hubbard House in any of the following Domestic Violence Awareness Month activities:
DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AWARENESS MONTH YOUTH ART CONTEST – Sept. 20 – Oct. 21
Hubbard House announces its first-ever Domestic Violence Awareness Month Youth Art Contest in an effort to raise awareness about domestic violence among youth. The contest is open to youth ages 5-12 living in Northeast Florida. Visit www.hubbardhouse.org/hh/special.aspx for the official entry form and contest rules. One grand prize winner will receive a party for 10 at Jungle Quest, an indoor facility for kids that offers rock climbing, zip lines, tree houses and more.
PURPLE RIBBON CAMPAIGN – Oct. 1-31
Northeast Florida law enforcement and other city officials will receive purple ribbon pins to wear during the month of October in support of efforts to help end domestic violence in the community. Purple ribbon pins will also be distributed throughout the community at numerous awareness and fundraising events. Individuals are also encouraged to connect with Hubbard House on Facebook at www.facebook.com/hubbardhouseinc or on Twitter at www.twitter.com/hubbardhouse and change their social media profile picture to the Hubbard House Purple Ribbon profile picture to show their support for ending domestic violence.
31n31 – Oct. 1-31
Hubbard House will posts on Twitter and Facebook 31 statistics for 31 days about domestic violence throughout Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Also, each day throughout October, Hubbard House will post a blog relating to domestic violence. Follow the posts to learn about domestic violence and share them with your friends, family, and co-workers to help increase awareness. To receive Domestic Violence Awareness Month 31n31 tweets, posts, and blogs, follow Hubbard House on Twitter at www.twitter.com/hubbardhouse, on Facebook at www.facebook.com/hubbardhouseinc, and on WordPress at www.hubbardhouse.wordpress.com.
TAKE BACK THE NIGHT – Oct. 5 (7:30 – 10:00 PM)
Join Hubbard House at the University of North Florida Women’s Center Take Back the Night Rally. Join us at nightfall as we march through the UNF campus, taking a stand through our solidarity, and breaking the silence surrounding sexual or intimate violence against women and girls. For more information please e-mail email@example.com or call 904-620-2528.
SEE RED EXHIBIT – Oct. 5-29
Aspiring to break the cycle of domestic violence, Verizon Wireless of Florida, in partnership with Hubbard House and the Jacksonville Public Library System, is taking a unique approach to increasing awareness of this devastating social issue. SEE RED is a provocative exhibit focusing on batterer awareness. The exhibit, created to captivate, educate and visually motivate passersby to stop, recognize the warning signs of abuse, and help end domestic violence, will be on display at the Main Library in Jacksonville throughout the month of October.
GO PURPLE DAY – Oct. 7
Go Purple and show your support for ending domestic violence! In observance of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, Hubbard House asks the community to Go Purple by wearing a purple item of clothing or a purple ribbon, or by hosting an activity or collection drive to benefit victims of domestic violence.
16th ANNUAL BARBARA ANN CAMPBELL MEMORIAL BREAKFAST – Oct. 7 (7:30 – 9:00 AM)
Hubbard House will host its 16th Annual Barbara Ann Campbell Memorial Breakfast Thurs., Oct. 7, at the Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront Hotel. The breakfast serves as Hubbard House’s signature awareness event where community members gather to raise awareness about domestic violence, remember victims who have lost their lives, and honor survivors of domestic violence. All funds raised at the breakfast support the life-saving programs and services Hubbard House provides to more than 6,200 victims of domestic violence and their children annually. The breakfast is presented by Joan Huffman M.D., Mrs. James S. Taylor and the Weaver Family Foundation. For more information or to purchase tickets visit www.hubbardhouse.org/hh/special.aspx.
CLOTHESLINE PROJECT – Oct. 7
Designed to promote social change, the Clothesline Project is an art exhibit created by domestic violence survivors at Hubbard House. The Clothesline Project will be displayed at the 16th Annual Barbara Ann Campbell Memorial Breakfast.
EMPTY PLACE AT THE TABLE CAMPAIGN – Oct. 7
The Empty Place at the Table campaign represents those who lost their lives due to domestic violence last year in our community. This campaign raises awareness about the severity of domestic violence and its effects on our community. An “empty table” exhibit will be displayed at the Barbara Ann Campbell Memorial Breakfast, displaying the stories of the seven individuals who lost their lives to intimate partner violence last year in our community. In addition, local restaurants, including Magnificat Café, Melting Pot, and Zaitoons Mediterranean Grill, will host the exhibit to bring more awareness about domestic violence in our community and to ensure that these lives are not forgotten.
SOUTHERN WOMEN’S SHOW- Oct. 21-24
Visit the Hubbard House booth and spread community awareness about the dynamics of domestic violence. For more information please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call 904-354-0076 ext. 209
For more information on any of Hubbard House’s Domestic Violence Awareness Month activities please contact Ashley Johnson by e-mail at email@example.com or call (904) 354-0076 ext. 212.
If you or someone you know is in an abusive relationship please call the Hubbard House 24-Hour Domestic Violence Hotline at (904) 354-3114 or (800) 500-1119.