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The Verizon Foundation defines "quality of life" in these terms - the ability to live a life free from domestic violence, to have access to the health information and services you need when you need them and to live as an independent and productive member of your community.

In healthcare, we are infusing mobile technology into the patient care model, empowering patients to better understand and manage their chronic diseases. Our programs are tackling heart disease, diabetes, obesity, and respiratory conditions in underserved communities, providing them the tools they need to lead healthier lives.

And, since our business is centered on technology, we believe it is our responsibility to be proactive and help people understand how to use the technology of the Internet safely.

Find out more about what we're doing to reach these objectives and improve quality of life in New Jersey.

   
 
   
 

Featured Programs & Grants

   
 

Verizon is proud to support the Joe Torre Safe at Home FoundationVerizon Supports "Margaret's Place" and the Joe Torre Safe at Home Foundation

Baseball great Joe Torre, Major League Baseball's executive vice president of baseball operations, was recently the guest of honor at Emerson Middle School in Union City. During a school-wide assembly, Torre shared his experiences with domestic violence and accepted a $65,000 grant from HopeLine from Verizon and the Verizon Foundation to support his Safe At Home Foundation and its Margaret's Place initiative.

   
 
   
 

Verizon is proud to support 180 Turning Lives Around180 Turning Lives Around, Inc. Breaks Ground on the Largest Safe House in the State of New Jersey

180 Turning Lives Around, a private non-profit organization dedicated to ending domestic and sexual violence in the community, hosted a ceremonial groundbreaking for the largest shelter for victims of domestic violence in the state of New Jersey. As part of the ceremony, 180 Turning Lives Around received a $100,000 grant from HopeLine from Verizon. [ Learn More ]

   
 
   
 

Verizon Powerful Answers Awards - Healthcare


On February 3, 2015, three great ideas in education were named Verizon Powerful Answers Award winners. After a year-long global challenge to discover and help bring to market technology-based solutions with the potential to change our world, the three winning projects are:

ORGANIZE ($1 Million Winner) - Organ donation simplified is the mantra for this NYC company. More than 120,000 people are on the waiting list for an organ donation. According to ORGANIZE, that translates to $42 billion in annual dialysis cost, which is expected to quadruple by 2030. ORGANIZE is creating a donation system fit for the 21st Century, through increased points of entry and a coordinated approach to registration for a more modern U.S. organ donation program.

Aldatu Biosciences ($250,000 Winner) - Changing infectious disease treatment through innovative diagnostic solutions for people with HIV.

Talkitt ($250,000 Winner) - Developed a voice-to-voice application that translates distorted pronunciation to understandable speech, filling a gap for the 1.5% of the population affected by speech and motor disabilities.

   
 
   
 

Verizon is proud to support Women AwareVerizon Grant Supports Women Aware - New Brunswick

On Friday, December 12, Women Aware, a social support agency in New Brunswick, received a $35,000 grant from HopeLine® from Verizon and the Verizon Foundation. The grant will help fund domestic violence services and to run the Batterer’s Intervention Program, a 26-week program that educates abusers on the impact of domestic violence.

   
 
 

Verizon is proud to support Prevention FirstVerizon Foundation Joins in Fight Against Opiate and Heroin Abuse

The Verizon Foundation presented a check for $7,500 to representatives of Prevention First on October 7 in the ongoing fight against the opiate and heroin epidemic. Prevention First is a non-profit group committed to improving the lives of Monmouth County and Ocean County children, keeping them healthy, safe and drug-free. To learn more about the great work that they do in our community, please visit http://www.preventionfirst.net/.

   
 
 

Verizon is proud to support the Bergen Family CenterBergen Family Center

The Verizon Foundation recently presented a $10,000 grant to the Bergen Family Center, the County's oldest continuously operating family service agency. Bergen Family Center supports, strengthens and enriches family life through innovative programs and quality services.

To learn more about the great work that they do, please visit http://www.bergenfamilycenter.org/.

   
 
   
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Trinitas Regional Medial Center

Verizon employees and interns recently visited some of the young patients at the Trinitas Regional Medical Center, located in Elizabeth, NJ, to drop off Superhero capes they decorated for the kids to brighten their day and help with a speedy recovery.

To learn more about the great work that they do, please visit http://www.TrinitasRMC.org.

   
 
 

Verizon is proud to support the Essex County Family Justice CenterEssex County Family Justice Center

On May 29, HopeLine® from Verizon and the Verizon Foundation presented the Essex County Family Justice Center with a $45,000 grant at their 4th Anniversary Benefit. Part of the grant will enable the organization to increase their administrative capacity, so that the Center can continue to expand and meet the complex needs of domestic violence survivors in Essex County. The other part will help to establish a VOICES Chapter in Essex County. VOICES is a national advocacy committee made up of survivors of domestic violence who are now celebrating their strength and survival by using their voices in the hopes of helping others through advocacy, education, and empowerment.

   
 
   
 

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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 ]

 
 
   
 

Smart Vision Labs - Powerful Answers

Smart Vision Labs - The winner of the Pwowerful Answers Awards top prize in the healthcare category, Smart Vision Labs developed a portable vision examination device that, with a single snapshot, measures refractive errors of the eye and generates prescriptions – all without patient interaction. The pocket-sized and low cost Smart Aberrometer uses a smartphone’s flashlight and camera, combined with an add-on microlens array, to improve the way people get their vision evaluated.

 
 
   
 

Converged Health Management

Verizon is addressing yet another critical issue faced by the U.S. healthcare system, with Converged Health Management, a remote patient-monitoring medical platform designed to help clinicians and patients manage their health in between doctor visits. [ Learn More ]

 
 
   
 

Using Technology to Improve Healthcare for Women

The Verizon Foundation has partnered with the Society for Women's Health Research to test technology that makes it easier to improve healthcare for women and make sure technology reaches those who need it most.

 
 
 
     

Verizon Powerful Answers - In Healthcare

With Americans spending more than $2.6 trillion on health care each year, and with many in rural and urban areas finding it difficult to access quality health care, the Verizon Foundation believes next-generation technologies - put in the hands of innovative partners - can help address these challenges.

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Providing Strong Solutions in Healthcare

With Americans spending more than $2.6 trillion on health care each year, and with many in rural and urban areas finding it difficult to access quality health care, the Verizon Foundation believes next-generation technologies - put in the hands of innovative partners - can help address these challenges.

 
 
 

 
 

"Telling Amy's Story"

Hosted by actress and advocate Mariska Hargitay, and told by Detective Deirdri Fishel, 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.

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