Hubbard House hosted its 18th Annual Barbara Ann Campbell Memorial Breakfast, Thursday, Oct. 11, at the Hyatt Regency Riverfront Hotel in downtown Jacksonville. The breakfast was presented by Alan and Pam Green Family Foundation, J. Wayne and Delores Barr Weaver and Mrs. James S. Taylor.
More than 550 community members woke up bright and early to attend the breakfast to raise awareness about domestic violence, remember those who have lost their lives at the hands of a loved one, honor those who have survived domestic violence and to send the message that ending abuse is a priority. All funds raised from the event support Hubbard House’s Emergency Shelter.
This year’s breakfast commemorated Hubbard House’s 36th year of serving our community. The event highlighted the progress that has been made in regards to domestic violence awareness and services available to victims.
“Hubbard House exists to give victims and their families a safe haven when they are in danger,” said Martha Pellino, President of the Hubbard House Board of Directors. “We are here so that survivors of domestic violence know that they are not alone and that they have many women and men who care about them and will do everything possible to help them. Domestic violence impacts far too many lives every year in our community.”
This year breakfast featured the stories of three survivors of domestic violence, Starletha Cherry, Stacy O’Brien, and Tammy Taylor, who are all also now program supervisors at Hubbard House.
“Listening to their stories you know why they do this work and sense the passion they bring to their job every day,” said Ellen Siler, Hubbard House CEO. “Star, Stacey and Tammy know first-hand what the victim faces and how very important this work is. They know the terror and the joy of survival.”
Hubbard House provides services to more than 5,000 women, children and men annually. Victims of domestic violence and their children are not charged for the life-saving services they receive.
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. Hubbard House can help.
ABOUT HUBBARD HOUSE: 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 http://www.hubbardhouse.org to learn more.