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.
Featured Grants and Events
Verizon Partners With Miami Police To ‘Do The Right Thing’ Against Domestic Violence
Verizon Wireless has teamed up with the City of Miami Police Department in two major initiatives in the effort against domestic abuse.
During October, which is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, Verizon and Miami Police will hold a HopeLine collection drive with the department’s 1,500 officers and staff. HopeLine collection boxes will be placed at police headquarters in downtown Miami and auxiliary stations across the city. Verizon also announced a $10,000 HopeLine contribution to the department’s Do The Right Thing (DTRT) program. [ Learn More ]
A New View on Domestic Violence
In helping domestic violence survivors regain control of their personal healthcare, Nicole Gavin, Florida Region Public Relations Manager, of Verizon Wireless recently presented Prevent Blindness Florida with a $20,000 grant for its On Call Vision Services program. The grant will allow Prevent Blindness Florida to provide vision services, including eye exams, prescriptions, and glasses to hundreds of victims of domestic violence in more than 40 domestic violence shelters across Florida. [ Learn More ]
Verizon Opens New Jacksonville Smart Store - $10,000 Donated To Hubbard House
Verizon Wireless recently celebrated the grand opening of a new “Smart Store” at the Saint Johns Town Center in Jacksonville. The Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce and other local officials joined Verizon in a special ribbon-cutting ceremony. In addition, the Verizon Foundation presented $10,000 grant to Jacksonville’s Hubbard House to help support the nonprofit's efforts against domestic violence. [ Learn More ]
HopeLine: You Can Make a Difference
HopeLine from Verizon connects survivors of domestic violence to vital resources, funds and organizations nationwide and recycles no-longer-used phones to help protect the environment. [ Learn more ]
A New Way to Help Victims of Domestic Violence
The National Domestic Violence Hotline announced the addition of an online chat service, made possible by Verizon. [ Learn more ]
"Telling Amy's Story"
This powerful documentary chronicles the time leading up to the death of Amy Homan McGee, a mother of two, who was shot and killed by her husband.
Hosted by actress and advocate Mariska Hargitay, and told by Detective Deirdri Fishel, the story follows the timeline of a domestic violence homicide. [Learn More ]