Hubbard House

To fulfill the mission of CUP, the purpose of Hubbard House is to serve those who serve.

The Hubbard House was named after Joe Hubbard, founder of CUP, to celebrate his ongoing dedication to the East St. Louis, Illinois area. Hubbard House provides housing, food, program support, and volunteer sites as needed for those looking to volunteer in East St. Louis.

Hubbard House has become a catalyst for change by offering the volunteers who stay the opportunity to see the community of East St. Louis firsthand.  The people who stay at Hubbard House, volunteer at other CUP programs and across the city, go to church with the community, and may even have a guest speaker come to the House for discussions.

Hubbard House serves as a witness that East St. Louis includes good people who want to make a difference in the lives of others. By staying overnight in the community they are serving, volunteers gain the opportunity for gathering and reflecting with those they serve.

Hubbard House’s goals include, but are not limited to, introducing guests to metro East St. Louis (people, places, history), providing a forum in which gives a face to those who are poor, and introducing the concepts of systemic change and advocacy including the implications of personal initiatives.

Most common groups to stay in at Hubbard House are from colleges.  They volunteer during their college breaks to come and learn more about the East St. Louis community and the people who call it home.  The most important part of their stay is not only does the Hubbard House provide a power for volunteers to have an immediate impact in East St. Louis, but they take with them a new perspective on the community and the people that will last a lifetime.

Whether you are a student or a group looking to learn about poverty firsthand, the Hubbard House welcomes volunteers of all kinds- including those who want to help the house itself.  If you would like to serve those who serve, please contact us.

Contact Information:
Diane Sonneman, Director
8321 Church Lane
East St. Louis, IL 62203
(by appointment only)

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 3310
East St. Louis, IL 62203