Hubbard House, the domestic violence center serving Duval and Baker counties in Northeast Florida, has been awarded a $10,000 grant from The Allstate Foundation to support its emergency services and shelter.
Within the last year, the Hubbard House Emergency Shelter provided 29,469 days of safety and refuge to 976 adults and children affected by domestic violence. In addition, 5,430 agency-wide crisis calls were taken.
“Domestic violence is a pervasive and often overlooked social issue that affects thousands of women, children and men in Duval and Baker counties each year,” said Ellen Siler, CEO of Hubbard House. “Through its grant The Allstate Foundation is enabling us to continue to address the crucial needs of domestic violence victims in the midst of crisis.”
Last year, 7,015 incidents of domestic violence were reported in Duval and Baker counties, according to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement.
“Since 2005, The Allstate Foundation has helped more than 267,000 domestic violence survivors with life-changing services,” said Greg Guidos President of Allstate Benefits. “We’re proud of the work Hubbard House does every day for survivors and know we’re going to make a difference in even more lives, together.”
ABOUT THE ALLSTATE FOUNDATION: Established in 1952, The Allstate Foundation is an independent, charitable organization made possible by subsidiaries of The Allstate Corporation (NYSE: ALL). Through partnerships with nonprofit organizations across the country, The Allstate Foundation brings the relationships, reputation and resources of Allstate to support innovative and lasting solutions that enhance people’s well-being and prosperity. With a focus on teen safe driving and building financial independence for domestic violence survivors, The Allstate Foundation also promotes safe and vital communities; tolerance, inclusion, and diversity; and economic empowerment. Over the last 60 years, the Foundation has contributed nearly $300 million to organizations and projects in communities throughout the nation. For more information, visit www.allstatefoundation.org.
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 www.hubbardhouse.org to learn more.