JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – One in three women and one in four men have experienced some form of physical violence by an intimate partner, according to statistics from the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence.
During Domestic Violence Awareness Month, Hubbard House continued its work to combat the ongoing problem and hosted its annual breakfast Thursday morning.
For the first time, the 26th annual Barbara Ann Campbell Memorial Breakfast was free and virtual. News4Jax anchor Mary Baer was the emcee again.
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Local leaders and other members of the community took part in the event to learn about domestic violence and hear from strong survivors who have found safety.
Among the speakers was Dr. Gail A. Patin, and guests were welcomed by video messages from Sen. Aaron Bean, Sen. Audrey Gibson, Jacksonville Sheriff Mike Williams, and other leaders, officials and dignitaries.
The event included a moving tribute to those the community has lost to domestic violence and information to empower guests to be agents of change in their communities, which Hubbard House says is especially important now, during the pandemic, because of increased isolation and escalating abuse.
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.