Verizon Wireless HopeLine Internet Action Café To Keep National Conference On Health And Domestic Violence Attendees Connected

SAN FRANCISCO — Verizon Wireless, the technology sponsor of the Family Violence Prevention Fund's 2007 National Conference on Health and Domestic Violence, will host a HopeLine® Internet Action Café at this year's conference. The HopeLine Internet Action Café will allow health care professionals, researchers, domestic violence advocates, students, and survivors attending the conference to access their e-mail and the Internet via laptops with BroadbandAccess Cards provided by Verizon Wireless. Gateway provided the computers for the Café.

"The HopeLine Internet Action Café is a great opportunity for our attendees not only to get online and stay connected while at the conference, but for them to get information on key issues facing health care professionals involved in violence prevention," said Debbie Lee, Managing Director, FVPF. "Thanks to Verizon Wireless our attendees will have easy, reliable, high-speed wireless access right on the show floor."

Domestic violence incidents cost the health care system $4.1 billion each year for direct medical and mental services according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Injury Prevention and Control. The National Conference on Health and Domestic Violence, which will be held in San Francisco from March 15-17, aims to advance the health care system's response to domestic violence. Workshops and plenary sessions highlight the latest research and most innovative clinical responses to domestic violence.

Verizon Wireless is a recognized corporate leader for its commitment to put the nation's most reliable wireless network to work for victims of domestic violence through the company's HopeLine program. HopeLine collects wireless phones and accessories from any wireless service provider, and then refurbishes the phones or recycles them in an environmentally sound way. Proceeds from the HopeLine program benefit victims of domestic violence and non-profit advocacy agencies, providing essential communication tools of wireless phones and wireless services, and financial grants.

For more information about Verizon Wireless and the HopeLine program, visit For more information about the Family Violence Prevention Fund, visit  

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