LGBT anti-violence program gets $25,000 Verizon grant

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The National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs will receive a $25,000 grant from Verizon to expand services to LGBT survivors of domestic violence.

Last year, the NCAVP released a survey showing that many mainstream victim service programs lack the resources to adequately assist lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender survivors of domestic violence.

Verizon Wireless on Aug. 15 announced a grant from its HopeLine program to assist NCAVP with providing such services.

HopeLine supports communities, shelters and agencies working to prevent domestic violence and help survivors.

The NCAVP, a coalition of LGBT anti-violence groups around the country, also received a HopeLine grant last October.

“We are honored to continue to work with NCAVP to provide the necessary resources and support to LGBTQ victims and survivors of domestic and intimate partner violence,” said Elva Lima, executive director of community relations and multicultural communications at Verizon Wireless. “Through HopeLine's support, NCAVP will be able to increase its technology training capabilities to reach an even broader community.”

Sharon Stapel, the executive director of the New York City Anti-Violence Project, which is the NCAVP headquarters, said, “Verizon Wireless has proven to be a trailblazer in supporting LGBTQ victims and survivors of domestic and intimate partner violence and a committed partner in the vital work of the National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs. With this grant from HopeLine, we can continue our work to ensure that all LGBTQ survivors of domestic violence receive the support and counseling they need.”

For more, go to www.verizonwireless.com/hopeline.