Inside Hubbard House

Volunteer Spotlight: Bank of America’s L.E.A.D. for Women

Hubbard House has grown from being the first domestic violence shelter established in the state of Florida in 1976, to a nationally recognized leader in the effort to end domestic violence, providing services to more than 6,000 women, children, and men annually. This would not be possible without help from devoted volunteers and donors.

It is because of the support and generosity given by Hubbard House volunteers and donors that we are able to ensure victims’ hope for peace, dreams of tomorrow, and strength for their children are not lost.

This volunteer spotlight is on Bank of America’s Jacksonville L.E.A.D. for Women group.

A group from Bank of America’s Jacksonville L.E.A.D. for Women recently gave up a Saturday morning to help out at the Hubbard House Thrift Store. The group sorted, folded, and conquered a mountain of donated clothing that even included some Elvis Presley-like pants, they reported!

In addition to working in the Hubbard House Thrift Store, the group also collected over 150 used cell phones and PDAs to donate to Hubbard House. The collection was a joint effort between Jacksonville L.E.A.D., HOLA (Hispanic-Latino Organization for Leadership and Advancement) and ALN (Asian Leadership Network). Used cell phones are an effective tool in the efforts to end domestic violence. Through programs such as Hopeline and Shelter Alliance, Hubbard House is able to provide victims of domestic violence with refurbished phones for emergency situations or recycle them to raise much-needed funds.

Hubbard House volunteers, like the wonderful group from Bank of America’s Jacksonville L.E.A.D for Women, are truly blessings for Hubbard House and those who have been affected by domestic violence.

If you or someone you know is in an abusive relationship Hubbard House can help. Please call the 24-Hour Hubbard House Domestic Violence Hotline at (904) 354-3114 or (800) 500-1119.


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 6,000 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 to learn more