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.

Visit the Verizon Foundation online for more information about our Domestic Violence awareness and prevention programs.

 

 

Featured Grants and Events

 
Verizon donates $250,000 to help launch online chat service
 

A New Way to Help Victims of Domestic Violence

On October 30, 2013 , the National Domestic Violence Hotline (NDVH) announced that 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 HopeLine program.

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 is proud to support the Florida Art Therapy Association  

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.

     
 

Journey of Hope


The Journey of Hope bus rolled into the 31st Downtown Festival and Art Show in Gainesville, FL., pulling to a stop amongst crowds browsing through vendor stands, enjoying local works of art and listening to live music.

 

     

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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 that occurred on November 8, 2001. [Learn More ]