Hubbard House has received a $10,000 grant from The Allstate Foundation, which will enable the nonprofit to provide safe, secure and confidential refuge and wrap-around services to address the most crucial needs of victims of domestic violence and their children.
“We are so grateful for this generous grant from The Allstate Foundation,” said Hubbard House CEO Dr. Gail A. Patin. “It will be used to provide survivors and their families with life-saving shelter and life-changing services, including economic empowerment services, which help survivors to find jobs and homes and to sustain their safety over the long haul.”
According to a 2018 Allstate Foundation Purple Purse national survey, nearly half of Americans aren’t familiar with economic abuse as a form of domestic violence, even though it occurs in 99 percent of abusive relationships and it’s one of the top reasons why victims can’t “just leave.” Economic abuse tactics include preventing victims from working or preventing them from accessing bank accounts, credit cards or cash. In addition to a lack of public awareness of economic abuse, only 34 percent of Americans would know how to help if they suspected a family member or friend were a victim of financial abuse as part of a domestic violence situation.
Individuals who are in an abusive relationship, or know someone who is, are urged to call Hubbard House’s 24-hour domestic violence hotline at (904) 354-3114 or 1-800-500-1119.
Hubbard House is a full-service certified domestic violence center providing prevention and intervention to domestic violence survivors and their families in Duval and Baker counties in Northeast Florida. More information on Hubbard House is available at HubbardHouse.org.