DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AWARENESS MONTH
Hubbard House annual breakfast goes virtual for 1st time
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. Press play below to re-watch the event: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. 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.
How you can help fight domestic violence in COVID lockdown
October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. At the beginning of COVID lockdown, domestic violence hotlines saw calls and reports soar. And those that are familiar with domestic violence know this might not be a good sign. “The most important message you can give is ‘I’m worried about you and I’m here for you,’” said Wick. If you or someone you know needs help, call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-7233.