Domestic violence is an issue not to be taken lightly, as it affects more people than you know. According to studies, 1 in 4 women, 1 in 9 men, and over 3 million children have to deal with this harrowing problem. Clearly, we’re not just talking about celebrities. Verizon is hoping to bring more awareness about domestic violence by releasing the HopeLine app for Android devices.
Verizon Wireless executive director of community relations and multicultural communications Elva Lima said that the HopeLine app offers “necessary resources for victims seeking help, as well as individuals looking to get involved.”
The HopeLine app provides quick access to resources and assistance for victims of domestic violence. With direct access to the National Domestic Violence Hotline, help is but a touch away. The app also lets survivals share their inspirational stories, either through words, pictures, or videos – all from within the app. Volunteers can provide assistance and reach those who need help in the online community.
You can help take action against domestic violence by donating used phones to HopeLine or make a $10 donation through text to the National National Network to End Domestic Violence (NNEDV) directly from your Verizon devices. All donations will go to the victims of domestic violence.
If you want to show your support for the cause, the HopeLine app is a free download on Google Play Store.