Hubbard House will host its 16th Annual Barbara Ann Campbell Memorial Breakfast, Thursday, October 7, from 7:30-9:00 a.m., at the Hyatt Regency Riverfront Hotel in downtown Jacksonville. The breakfast is presented by Joan Huffman M.D., Mrs. James S. Taylor and the Weaver Family Foundation.
The breakfast serves as a time to observe National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, remember victims who have lost their lives, and honor survivors of domestic violence.
Domestic violence has increased in our community. Within the last year police reports have gone up by 9% in Duval County alone. There has not been an increase like that for many years – in fact, the numbers were decreasing until the economy declined. Despite budget cuts and alarming domestic violence increases the number of people helped by Hubbard House has increased by 13%.
All funds raised at the breakfast support the life-saving programs and services Hubbard House provides to more than 6,200 victims of domestic violence and their children annually. With your help families can live without violence in their lives and can end the cycle of abuse.
We need to send the message that ending domestic violence is a priority in our community. We hope you will consider joining us at this year’s event.
About the Keynote Speaker: Deborah D. Tucker, MPA, Executive Director of the National Center on Domestic and Sexual Violence, has been dedicated to ending violence against women since becoming a volunteer with the first rape crisis center in Texas in 1973. Debby has extensive experience on the national level. For three years, she served as Co-Chair of the U.S. Department of Defense Task Force on Domestic Violence. She served as founding Chair of the National Network to End Domestic Violence and helped write and pass the original Violence Against Women Act in 1994. She also assisted in writing and passing the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act passed in 2005.
For more information or to purchase tickets visit http://www.hubbardhouse.org/hh/special.aspx.
ABOUT HUBBARD HOUSE
Hubbard House is a nationally recognized leader in domestic violence intervention. 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.