Since 1976, Hubbard House has offered life-saving and life-changing programs and services to victims of domestic violence and their children free of charge. Our efforts are only possible because of the generous support we receive from individuals and organizations, who believe victims deserve to live a life that is violence-free.
This community support spotlight focuses on Veritas Boutique and its owner Nadia Sanchez. Veritas Boutique specializes in jewelry and most of the pieces are hand-made by Nadia herself. In the past year, Nadia has held two events in which a portion of the proceeds from a month’s sales were donated to Hubbard House. In addition, over the holidays Nadia held a special promotion in which for every piece of jewelry purchased a piece of jewelry was donated to the women staying in the Hubbard House Emergency Shelter.
Recently, Nadia reached out to us in a letter explaining a little bit about her background and why she supports Hubbard House.
“I should begin by saying I never saw myself becoming a business woman. Growing up in New Orleans, I moved around a lot, I mean a lot. Because of the type of relationship my mother had committed to being in, my brother and I were bounced around from a safe place to back at home dozens of times over. My mother was a battered woman for almost a decade. The type of environment I was raised in could have devastated my future.
Thankfully, God had different plans. I’ve recently graduated with a Bachelors Degree in Business Studies and am running my online venture, Veritas Boutique, with much appreciated success. What I love so much about my business is that each month, Veritas Boutique gives 20% of our profits to a non-profit.
I have been elated being able to work so closely with the Hubbard House and feel like I can make a small difference in the lives of women who are in transition to a better place in their lives. Veritas has been featured recently in Created Woman, an online blog and magazine. This, as well as my partnerships with community rooted organizations such as the Hubbard House make me so excited about the challenges and victories my future holds.”
To see Nadia’s collection and others at Veritas Boutique, visit http://www.veritasboutique.com.
If you are interested in donating your time, talent or treasures to help us continue to serve victims of domestic violence and their families and to help prevent future abuse please call 904-354-0076 or visit www.hubbardhouse.org/help.
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 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.