Verizon Announces 14 Organizations Getting Grants To Stop Domestic Violence

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Verizon Announces 14 Organizations Getting Grants To Stop Domestic Violence

Today, Verizon announced the 14 non-profit organizations that will get $200,000 in grant, to help stop domestic violence and for educate programs. They awarded the grants earlier today at an event in Lincroft New Jersey. Some of the people in attendance were Assemblyman David Wolfe, Dennis Bone President Of Verizon NJ, Assemblywoman Mary Pat Angelini, and more.Dennis Bone, President of Verizon New Jersey, had to say this about the announcement:

“Domestic violence is a widespread problem that extends beyond the relationship between two people and is a known contributor to child abuse and workplace violence. These Verizon Foundation grants will shine the spotlight on this issue and provide these agencies additional resources to help survivors and their families recover.”

As you can see they are happy that they were able to give grants that will help stop Domestic Violence. The Verizon Foundation will continue to make grants to help stop the issue and provide resources to survivors and to families that need help recovering. The 14 Organaztions that received the grants are:

  • 180 – Turning Lives Around, Hazlet
  • Clara Maass Medical Center/The Safe House, Belleville
  • Family Guidance Center Corporation, Trenton
  • Friends’ Health Connection, New Brunswick
  • Jersey Battered Women’s Service Inc., Morristown
  • Main Street Counseling Services, West Orange
  • Resource Center of Somerset Inc., Hillsborough
  • Rutgers University Foundation – Institute for Women’s Leadership, New Brunswick
  • Shelter Our Sisters, Hackensack
  • Tree House Haven Inc., Mt. Holly
  • Volunteers of America – Delaware Valley, Collingswood
  • Wafa House Inc., Clifton
  • Womenrising Inc., Jersey City
  • YMCA of Burlington and Camden Counties, Mt. Laurel

The grants are going to organizations that will use the money to help stop domestic violence and to educate people on it. For more info on the organizations and the Verizon Foundation. Please see the Press Release below.

Press Release

Fourteen Nonprofit Organizations Receive $200,000 in Grants From Verizon for Domestic Violence Prevention and Education Programs in New Jersey

Funding Supports Programs That Use Technology to Help Assist Survivors of Domestic Violence

LINCROFT, N.J. – In recognition of National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, 14 nonprofit organizations across the Garden State have received $200,000 in grants from the Verizon Foundation to support technology-based programs that raise awareness of domestic violence and that provide support to survivors.

Verizon officials awarded the grants Wednesday (Oct. 26) during an event in Lincroft.  Attendees included Dennis Bone, president of Verizon New Jersey, and Assemblyman David Wolfe and Assemblywoman Mary Pat Angelini who were sponsors of a recently passed bill that addresses dating violence in school and requires school districts to incorporate dating-violence education into their curriculums.

“Domestic violence is a widespread problem that extends beyond the relationship between two people and is a known contributor to child abuse and workplace violence,” said Bone.  “These Verizon Foundation grants will shine the spotlight on this issue and provide these agencies additional resources to help survivors and their families recover.”

The agencies receiving grants participated in a competitive grant-award process earlier this year, submitting proposals that outlined how they could effectively reach the communities they serve by using technology to raise awareness of domestic violence issues and aid in prevention efforts.

The following organizations have received grants:

  • 180 – Turning Lives Around, Hazlet, for a youth helpline bilingual counselor.
  • Clara Maass Medical Center/The Safe House, Belleville, for a self-sufficiency success project.
  • Family Guidance Center Corporation, Trenton, for a mental health support group for survivors of domestic violence.
  • Friends’ Health Connection, New Brunswick, for a series to educate individuals with disabilities and empower them to take action against domestic violence.
  • Jersey Battered Women’s Service Inc., Morristown, for its ACT (Abuse Ceases Today) program.
  • Main Street Counseling Services, West Orange, for its Stopping The Cycle program.
  • Resource Center of Somerset Inc., Hillsborough, for outreach programs and services.
  • Rutgers University Foundation – Institute for Women’s Leadership, New Brunswick, for the Young Women Leadership on Domestic Violence program.
  • Shelter Our Sisters, Hackensack, for Project Self-Sufficiency.
  • Tree House Haven Inc., Mt. Holly, for Project Overnight.
  • Volunteers of America – Delaware Valley, Collingswood, for a family violence prevention program.
  • Wafa House Inc., Clifton, for services to aid Wafa House clients.
  • Womenrising Inc., Jersey City, for supportive services.
  • YMCA of Burlington and Camden Counties, Mt. Laurel, for the YMCA WOC Hope program.

Earlier this month, President Obama issued a proclamation declaring October 2011 as Domestic Violence Awareness Month and urging Americans to speak out against domestic violence.

Under the HopeLine from Verizon program, no-longer-used wireless phones and accessories are collected at Verizon Wireless stores, or by mail, to help victims of domestic violence. The devices are refurbished or recycled in an environmentally friendly way. Refurbished phones are donated along with 3,000 minutes of wireless service to local domestic violence organizations and law enforcement agencies for use by their domestic violence clients. In addition, proceeds from HopeLine fund a variety of innovative programs.  Since 2001, HopeLine has collected more than 8 million phones, properly disposed of 1.7 million no-longer-used wireless phones, and kept more than 210 tons of electronic waste and batteries out of landfills. For store locations and to learn how to donate a phone using a postage-paid mailing label, visit www.verizonwireless.com/hopeline.

The Verizon Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Verizon, uses its technology, financial resources and partnerships to address critical social issues, with a focus on education and domestic violence prevention. In 2010, the foundation awarded nearly $67 million to nonprofit agencies in the U.S. and abroad. Through Verizon Volunteers, one of the nation’s largest employee volunteer programs, Verizon employees and retirees have volunteered nearly 6 million hours of community service since 2000. For more information on the foundation, visit www.verizonfoundation.org.

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