When I was at BlogHer, I listened to Lavon Morris-Grant share her story of how her husband shot her. It was shocking to me, but also inspiring. What was inspiring? The fact that she was using the darkest time of her entire life to help other women seek help.
Lavon shared that when women are in that situation, they can’t “just leave.” They need help, they need support. They need someone to tell them everything is going to be ok and here is how to begin your new life. Because it is the hardest thing the the world to start over.
Sometimes, it is even the most dangerous thing.
Verizon established Hope Line as a way to support victims. They give phones to victims that were donated from Verizon customers. This gives them a way to be connected to friends and family members – an amazing gift.
But my favorite part of the Verizon Hopeline project is how they connect the victims with people who can help them immediately.
#HOPE – A Direct Link to Help
- #HOPE is a service available across Verizon Wireless’ nationwide wireless network.
- By dialing #HOPE (#4673) then pressing send from any Verizon Wireless phone, callers are connected directly to the National Domestic Violence Hotline, where they can receive the confidential help they need through empowerment-based crisis intervention, information and resources.
- The call is toll and airtime free.