Inside Hubbard House

Domestic Violence Victim Bill Of Rights

  • You have the right NOT to be abused.
  • You have the right to anger over past beatings.
  • You have a right to choose to change the situation.
  • You have a right to freedom from fear of abuse.
  • You have a right to request and expect assistance from police or social agencies.
  • You have a right to share your feelings and not be isolated from others.
  • You have a right to want a better role model of communication for yourself and your children.
  • You have a right to be treated like an adult.
  • You have a right to leave the battering environment.
  • You have a right to privacy.
  • You have a right to express your own thoughts and feelings.
  • You have a right to develop your individual talents and abilities.
  • You have a right to legally prosecute the abusing spouse.
  • You have a right not to be perfect.

(Adapted from; Victimology: An International Journal., Vol. 2 1977-78, No. 3-4, p.550)

If you or someone you know is in an abusive relationship please call the Hubbard House 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 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 to learn more.