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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.

We invest in projects that provide technology to help underserved populations and people with disabilities access information on critical health issues. We also support innovative technology that helps healthcare providers increase their efficiency, effectiveness and reach.

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 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/.

   
 
   
  Verizon employees and interns decorated
   
 

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.

   
 
   
  Powerful Answers Awards


On Jan. 8, 2014, Verizon announced the five Powerful Answers Award winners in the healthcare category.

The winners in the healthcare category address a variety of issues, including allowing healthcare providers to visualize the network of care around patients; how to identify and treat diseases early through a combination of big data, biotechnology and telemedicine; and a solution that monitors patients on the anticoagulation therapy warfarin. Other winners focus on how to address hearing loss in developing countries with better screening techniques and an app that does portable vision examinations in a low-cost, non-invasive manner.
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  Verizon, New Jersey Department of Children and Families, and New Jersey Coalition for Battered Women Formed Partnership To Support Domestic Violence Programs and Services
   
 

Verizon, New Jersey Department of Children and Families, and New Jersey Coalition for Battered Women Formed Partnership To Support Domestic Violence Programs and Services

On October 10, New Jersey First Lady Mary Pat Christie joined the New Jersey Department of Children and Families (DCF), the New Jersey Coalition for Battered Women (NJCBW) and officials from Verizon Wireless at 180 - Turning Lives Around, in Hazlet, NJ, to announce a new partnership to address domestic violence.

With a common goal to increase public awareness of local domestic violence programs and services, especially among those most affected by Superstorm Sandy, the partners joined hands to show support for domestic violence victims and survivors.

Through a $50,000 grant provided by Verizon Wireless and the Verizon Foundation, NJCBW will be able to improve its website, develop domestic violence awareness and prevention brochures and produce a video public service announcement featuring First Lady Mary Pat Christie to promote New Jersey’s domestic violence services for victims, survivors and their families.

Through a $10,000 HopeLine grant, from Verizon Wireless, 180 Turning Lives Around will be able to continue to fund the 2ND FLOOR Youth Helpline call center. 2NDFLOOR  , a confidential and anonymous helpline for New Jersey's youth and young adults, consistently supports individuals and families affected by domestic violence and sexual assault. 

 
 

Verizon Participated in the Rutgers University School of Social Work's Forum on The Effects of Domestic Violence on the WorkplaceRutgers University School of Social Work Hosts Forum on The Effects of Domestic Violence on the Workplace

Most of the 4 million women who are victims of domestic violence each year go to work every day – and so do their abusers. To explore the impact of domestic violence on the workplace, the Rutgers University School of Social Work hosted an interactive forum on October 18th. The morning panel session, “Making our Workplaces Part of the Solution,” was moderated by Prudential's Ken Dolan-Del Vecchio (Left) and featured Verizon's Martha Delehanty (Center) and Michael Mason (Right). To learn more about Rutger's initiatives, visit http://socialwork.rutgers.edu/CentersandPrograms/VAWC.aspx.

 
 

Verizon is poroud to support CASA of Bergen CountyCASA of Bergen County

The Verizon Foundation presented a $5,000 grant to CASA for Children of Bergen County to help support programs benefitting children from homes where there have been incidents of domestic violence. To learn more about the great work they're doing, please visit http://www.bergencasa.org.

Pictured (L to R) are Verizon's Bob Varettoni - a volunteer Board member, CASA's program director, Theresa Kehoe, and CASA Board president Kip Kramer.

 
 

Way to GO HSO!Way to Go, HSO!

Employees from the Mid-Atlantic Chapter of Verizon's Hispanic Support Organization (HSO) visited with children at Youth Consultation Services (YCS), a non-profit providing assistance to children with special needs. They surprised the kids with a fun day of storytelling, ice cream, and games.

The HSO has also assisted with other projects at YCS, such as painting the library and translating brochures and other documents into Spanish.

To learn more about Youth Consultation Services, visit http://www.ycs.org.

 
 

Verizon Foundation Verizon Foundation "Walks the Talk" and spends the Day at Eva's Village in Paterson

Employees from the Verizon Foundation spent a day at Eva's Village in Paterson, New Jersey where they sorted, bagged and boxed close to 1,000 toys for the holiday season. [ Learn More ]

To learn more about the great work being done at Eva's Village, visit http://evasvillage.org/.

 
 

Verizon Foundation Supports Women AwareWomen Aware

Women Aware recently received a $10,000 grant from the Verizon Foundation. Women Aware's Legal Advocacy Program is an essential component of the comprehensive domestic violence services offered as it supports their mission of providing programs and services that promote lives free of violence. Annually, the Legal Advocacy Program provides services to over 1,000 women in Middlesex County. To learn more about the great work they're doing, visit http://www.womenaware.net.

(L to R) Douglas Schoenberger, Vice President Corporate Responsibility, Verizon New Jersey with Phyllis Adams, Executive Director, and Patricia Teffenhart, Assistant Executive Director, Women Aware

 
 

Legal Intervention to Stop the Cycle of Domestic Violence RoundtableLegal Intervention to Stop the Cycle of Domestic Violence Roundtable

As part of the Verizon Public Interest Fellowship Program, Seton Hall Law School hosted the Legal Intervention to Stop the Cycle of Domestic Violence Roundtable. The Roundtable provided an opportunity for lawyers, law students, educators, and a mental health professional to discuss the short- and long-term effects for children who are impacted by domestic violence.

   
 
   
 

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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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