The Verizon Foundation defines "quality of life" in these terms - the ability to live a life free from domestic violence.  We invest in organizations that provide education, prevention, victim relief and empowerment resources.

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



Featured Events and Grants

Verizon is Proud to Support the Houston Area Women's Center (HAWC) Race Against Violence
27th Annual Houston Area Women's Center (HAWC) Race Against Violence

On Saturday, March 7, Verizon Wireless employees and more than 3,000 survivors, family members and community supporters came together to help end domestic and sexual violence in Houston at the 27th Annual Houston Area Women’s Center (HAWC) Race Against Violence presented by Verizon. Verizon has been a longtime supporter of the annual race and was proud to serve as this year’s presenting sponsor. [ Learn More ]


Verizon proudly supports the Crisis Center of Anderson & Cherokee Counties Crisis Center of Anderson & Cherokee Counties

A grant from the Verizon Foundation to the Crisis Center of Anderson & Cherokee Counties is helping keep survivors of family violence and sexual assault safe. The gift of $10,000 was used to install a video surveillance system that allows the Crisis Center SafeHouses in Jacksonville and Palestine to be monitored around the clock.


Verizon Texas 3rd Annual DVA Walk
3rd Annual "Stand Up, Step Out" Domestic Violence Awareness Walk

On October 27th, more than 250 participants took part in the 3rd Annual Domestic Violence Awareness Walk at our Hidden Ridge campus. Four local nonprofits - the Irving Family Advocacy Center and the Irving Police Department; the Tarrant County Ladder Alliance; the Community Enrichment Center; and The Family Place - each received $15,000 Verizon Foundation grants to help fund their ongoing programs serving victims of domestic violence. Congratulations and THANKS to everyone who came out to support this great cause!


Verizon proudly supports Emily's Place

Verizon Awards $95,000 Locally in Support of Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Throughout Domestic Violence Awareness Month, in October 2014, Verizon Wireless awarded $95,000 to local nonprofits and agencies in the Greater Houston area in support of domestic violence and sexual assault prevention and education programs. [ Learn More ]


Verizon proudly supports Emily's PlaceEmily's Place

Verizon presented a grant for $7,500 to Emily’s Place, a transitional home in Plano, TX that is serving women and children who were victimized by Domestic Violence, and are now working to rebuild their lives. Verizon was recognized at the official Community Ribbon Cutting. From left: Lori Conley, Executive Director - Emily’s Place; Mark Hagan, Founder and President - Emily’s Place; Sharmi Rix - Verizon Wireless; and Barbara Walker - Verizon.


Verizon proudly supports the Houston Sheriff's DepartmentOne Safe Place

Verizon was the title sponsor for the Ribbon Cutting of One Safe Place in Fort Worth, Texas on Oct. 29. Michelle Miller, Verizon Wireless Region President presented a check for $20,000 to Ken Shetter, Executive Director of One Safe Place.

One Safe Place is the largest Family Justice Center in the world housing more than 20 agencies that are collaborating to provide comprehensive services to domestic violence victims and their children across Tarrant County. The event hosted more than 200 key leaders from throughout the County, including mayors, police chiefs, city council members and staff and school officials. [ Learn More ]


Verizon proudly supports the Houston Sheriff's DepartmentVerizon, Houston Sheriff Department and Crime Stoppers Launch ‘Catch A Culprit’ Campaign

The Houston/Gulf Coast region kicked off Domestic Violence Awareness Month launching the ‘Catch A Culprit’ campaign with the Houston Sheriff Department and Crime Stoppers of Houston. Houston/Gulf Coast Region Director of Business Sales, Tyrone Rice, awarded Crime Stoppers a $15,000 grant from the Verizon Foundation in support of the domestic violence fugitive apprehension program. Verizon’s grant will also enable Crime Stoppers to provide public awareness and education on domestic violence-related issues. [ Learn More ]


Verizon sponsored a “Campus Conversation” at Angelo State UniversityAngelo State University - "Campus Conversation"

Verizon sponsored a “Campus Conversation” at Angelo State University with about 75 college men to discuss “healthy masculinity and dating.” This event is part of Verizon’s commitment to prevent domestic violence in our communities. Pictured, from left: Dr. Alaric Williams with Angelo State, Barb Walker with Verizon, college student Ares Parker, Audrey Wilson with Angelo State, college student Preston Wimberly, Pat McGann with the Men Can Stop Rape organization, and college student Jacob Crawshaw.



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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 is excited to announce the addition of an online chat service, made possible by Verizon. Talk to a trained advocate by visiting



"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.