At Hubbard House’s 14th annual Stand Up and Stride Domestic Violence Awareness Walk, more than 1,000 people came together with a clear message: We support survivors. “It is so important for survivors of domestic violence to know they are not alone. Hubbard House is here for you. And events like this show our community is here for you too,” says Hubbard House Chief Development & Administration Officer Kristi Brandon. The Walk was recently held at Riverfront Plaza, with a one-mile route in downtown and a full route along the Main Street Bridge and Southbank Riverwalk. Longstanding favorites of the event, like free games and prizes in the Kid Zone, were joined by new features, including the Pet Zone.
The free event raised funds that directly supports local survivors of domestic violence and their families. Hubbard House staff and volunteers spoke with community members through the event to raise awareness about Hubbard House’s free, confidential resources, including emergency shelter, counseling, job coaching, and more.
For any survivor of domestic violence who needs support can speak with trained, compassionate advocates through the 24/7 Hubbard House Hotline at (904)354-3114 or the 24/7 Hubbard House Textline at (904)210-3698.
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