About HopeLine

Domestic violence is a national problem that impacts our communities, neighbors, coworkers, friends and family members. We believe our network and technologies - and our people - can be a part of the solution.

Through Hopeline® from Verizon, we connect survivors of domestic violence to vital resources, fund organizations nationwide and protect the environment.

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How does HopeLine work?

HopeLine provides ways for individuals to take action against domestic violence by donating no-longer-used wireless phones and accessories in any condition from any service provider. Verizon turns these resources into support for domestic violence organizations and programs nationwide.

Since its launch in October 2001, HopeLine has donated hundreds of thousands of phones and awarded millions of dollars in cash grants to non-profit organizations and agencies.

  • 11.4 million+

    phones collected nationwide

  • $29 million+

    cash grants provided to domestic
    violence organizations

  • 190,000+

    phones donated to domestic
    violence victims and survivors

Who we help

Verizon is committed to helping the 1 in 3 women, 1 in 4 men and more than 3 million children in the United States impacted by domestic violence.

We support the efforts of domestic violence organizations and agencies to prevent domestic violence, educate communities on cultivating healthy relationships and empower victims and survivors with resources and tools to rebuild and succeed.

Through HopeLine, we aim to prevent, educate and empower.


How HopeLine contributes

HopeLine collects no-longer used wireless phones, batteries,chargers and accessories in any condition from any service provider to benefit victims and survivors of domestic violence. Wireless phones given to HopeLine are turned into valuable financial support for domestic violence awareness and prevention initiatives.

By donating wireless phones and services

Verizon donates wireless phones, complete with voice and text capabilities, to local domestic violence shelters and non-profit organizations and agencies for use by victims and survivors. These phones serve as a vital link to support services and provide a safe line of communication to family, loved ones and employers.

By awarding grants

HopeLine supports programs and initiatives across the nation that aim to end the domestic violence epidemic. In recognition of their commitment to support victims and spread awareness of domestic violence, we award grants to non-profit organizations and agencies for domestic violence prevention, awareness and education.

HopeLine helping the community


  • Launching Indiana Hopeline

    Verizon, INDYCAR, Indianapolis Motor Speedway launch Indiana HopeLine drive

    It’s the first time a HopeLine collection drive has been featured at one of the world’s largest sporting venues. Fans can make a difference by donating their wireless phone – just like Team Penske driver Helio Castroneves did!

  • $70,000 grant to Ohio domestic violence network

    Verizon provides $70,000 grant to Ohio Domestic Violence Network

    The donation will assist the organization in enhancing services offered to engage men across Ohio to end domestic violence.

  • Giving wings to victims of domestic violence

    Giving WINGS to victims of domestic violence

    The city of Chicago will welcome its first domestic violence shelter in more than 10 years. Verizon is proud to support this mission.

  • Teaming with USA network to promote social responsibility

    Verizon teams with USA Network to promote social responsibility

    Verizon and USA Network made stops at college campuses nationwide to encourage students to speak out against dating abuse and discrimination.

  • Lowell responds to NFL and domestic violence

    Verizon CEO responds to NFL and domestic violence issue

    Lowell McAdam pledges to help the NFL prevent domestic violence, leveraging Verizon’s long-standing commitment to the issue.

  • Leading the way on domestic violence awareness

    Leading the way on domestic violence awareness

    Who would think that Miss America 2015 Kira Kazantsev, award-winning actor Alan Cumming and Verizon share a common goal? They sure do: to prevent violence, promote justice, and provide support for victims of domestic abuse.