Verizon wireless has launched a new initiative aimed at helping out victims of domestic abuse.
The company’s HopeLine initiative distributes free phones and airtime to victims of domestic violence. By calling “#HOPE”, victims are conneted to the National Domestic Violence Hotline
Olga Mendez, human resources manager at Verizon Wireless and herself a survivor of an abusive relationship, gives Spanish-speaking women support and practical advice. Says Mendez, “Of all the opportunities I’ve had at Verizon Wireless, none have been more important than the chance to help other victims of domestic violence.”