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 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.

 

 
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 ]


 

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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 thehotline.org.

 

   

"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.