Domestic violence is a silent epidemic that affects our entire society - regardless of race, education, or socio-economic level. To help combat this serious issue, Verizon works in partnership with nonprofits - including many here in the Sunshine State - to prevent domestic violence and to help thousands of victims.
On October 30, 2013 , the National Domestic Violence Hotline (NDVH)announcedthat visitors to TheHotline.org looking for information or help will now be able to chat live online with advocates thanks to a $250,000 donation from Verizon, through its HopeLineprogram.
Vice President Joe Biden, a vocal advocate for women and men experiencing domestic violence, met with advocates and spoke at a press conference about the importance of supporting domestic violence services.
Verizon's Alan Gardner joined actress, advocate and founder and the president of the Joyful Heart Foundation, Mariska Hargitay at the announcement event, held in Austin, TX. [ Learn More ]
Verizon Grant Supports the Florida Art Therapy Association
Coral Gables Verizon Wireless store manager Robert Medina presents $5,000 from the Verizon Foundation to Amanda Pike and Leah Guzman of the Florida Art Therapy Association(FATA) to support the group's Domestic Violence Education & Prevention: Creative Collaborations program at Saint Alban's Child Enrichment Center in Miami. In the background, children and FATA volunteers paint a wildlife mural at St. Alban's playground area as part of the program.