Inside Hubbard House

Shelter Needs

Hubbard House has grown from being the first domestic violence shelter established in the state of Florida in 1976, to providing programs and services to more than 6,200 women, children, and men annually in Duval and Baker counties. Without Hubbard House, many of these victims’ hope for peace, dreams of tomorrow, and strength for their children is lost

Every year Hubbard House relies on the community to contribute financial and personal resources to help advocates continue to serve victims of domestic violence and their families and to help prevent future abuse. You can be a part of the solution. Your donations help victims survive the odds.

  • They get help rebuilding their lives…
  • Their children learn to break the cycle of violence…
  • Their abusers take responsibility for their actions…
  • They find safety and peace in making their homes whole again.

Some of Hubbard House’s strongest needs are items that can be collected. Below are current needs of the shelter.

Help stock our food pantry: canned pastas, soups, juice boxes, hamburger helper, individual snack size crackers, cereals, macaroni and cheese, tuna fish, salt, pepper and other spices.

Help stock the kitchen cabinets: pots, pans, dishware, silverware, mixing bowls, mixing spoons, measuring cups, can openers, spatulas, tongs, oven mitts.

Help stock the linen closet: blankets, pillows, sheets, towels, washcloths.

Help keep it clean: bleach, toilet paper, paper towels, dish soap, laundry soap.

Help take care of personal needs: body wash, loofah, soap, conditioner, shampoo, deodorant, perfume, toothpaste, toothbrushes, combs, feminine hygiene.

“Shower” our babies: diapers (sizes 3-5), blankets, baby wipes, pacifiers, bottles, bottle cleaners.

Help is a phone call away: Old cell phones are a lifesaving resource for victims of domestic violence. Collect old cell phones and donate them to Hubbard House so they can be recycled and distributed to clients at Hubbard House. The cell phones are programmed with the Hubbard House hotline and 911.

For more information on collection drives, please contact April Griffin at (904) 354-0076, ext. 301 or

If you or anyone you know is in an abusive relationship please call the Hubbard House Domestic Violence Hotline at (904) 354-3114 or toll-free at (800) 500-1119.


Founded 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 child care, batterers’ intervention programs, court advocacy and volunteer and community education opportunities. Visit to learn more.

By Vicky Krook