HopeLine from Verizon awarded Child & Family Services with a $20,000 grant to help fund the Domestic Violence Education Program at Haven House. The program is a six-week, 18-hour psycho-educational program designed for victims and survivors of domestic violence to increase understanding and awareness about the impact of abuse on individuals and families. The grant specifically funds the domestic violence educator position. This position plays an integral part in ensuring that victims and survivors have an enhanced understanding of domestic violence and intimate partner violence.
“Verizon Wireless aims to be a strong partner in the community and are thrilled to be able to support an educational program at Haven House,” said Kevin Zavaglia, President, Northeast Market, Verizon Wireless. “HopeLine from Verizon supports victims and survivors of domestic violence and we know that this program will empower individuals to improve their relationships as well as deal with the ongoing effects of violence in their lives.”
Conflicted feelings are normalized as the domestic violence educator identifies reasons why victims might feel trapped in unhealthy relationships, in addition to exploring barriers to exit. As a means to help clients overcome real and perceived barriers, the domestic violence educator explains the process of safety planning and risk assessment and the roles they play in facilitating safety in and out of the context of these relationships. Thank you HopeLine from Verizon for promoting peace in our community.