In recognition of October as Domestic Violence Awareness Month, DVAM,
HopeLine is a program that puts wireless technology and the nation's largest and most reliable wireless network to work in communities by collecting no-longer-used wireless phones and accessories, from any carrier and repurposing them to serve as a lifeline for domestic violence victims.
Additionally, all proceeds from the sale of devices that can't be repurposed go to domestic violence awareness and prevention organizations -- in the form of HopeLine grants.
"Domestic violence is an intense battle in every county of
For phone collections, HopeLine boxes are located all around the
"We decided to keep the boxes at a centralized location, the courthouse in each county and keep the boxes in our office which are secured so people who donate phones can be assured their phones are kept secured and will be released to
Office hours for the District Attorney's Offices are
All offices are closed from noon to 1p.m for lunch.
"As the communications company, we have the opportunity to help those who feel they have no voice, as is commonly the case with victims of domestic violence, "said
"Victims often need a safe communication line, either because their abuser has taken their phone or because their phone activity is being monitored.
"This is a win -win for the community and for victims of domestic violence, we are proud of
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