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Your Old Cell Phone Could Help End Domestic Violence

Did you know that donating your old, used, or even broken cell phone could potentially save a life? Your old cell phone can become an effective tool in the fight against domestic violence.

Through programs such as Hopeline from Verizon, Hubbard House is able to provide victims of domestic violence with refurbished phones for emergency situations. Having access to a phone is something most of us take for granted, but wireless phones can serve as a vital link to emergency or support services in a time of crisis, or as a reliable, safe connection to employers, family, and friends, as survivors rebuild their lives.

The importance of a victim of domestic violence having access to a phone becomes clear once you understand that nearly half of all the women murdered in the United States are killed by a current or former intimate partner.

Old, used, and even broken cell phones, donated to Hubbard House, are also recycled through the Shelter Alliance program to raise much-needed funds to support the life-saving programs and services Hubbard House provides to more than 6,200 victims of domestic violence annually.

This Domestic Violence Awareness Month, Hubbard House is holding a used cell phone collection drive and is asking that you please consider donating any old, used, or broken cell phones to Hubbard House to help in its efforts to end domestic violence.

Cell phone donations can be dropped off at the Hubbard House Thrift Store, at 6629 Beach Blvd (between University Boulevard and Dean Road), Monday through Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. 

For more information on donating used cell phones or inquiring on how your company, civic group, or organization can hold a cell phone collection drive to benefit victims of domestic violence please call (904) 354-0076.

Domestic violence can happen to anyone. If you or someone you know is in an abusive relationship please call the Hubbard House domestic violence hotline at (904) 354-3114 or (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.