Domestic Violence Infographic and a Way You Can Help with Verizon HopeLine

by Robyn Wright on October 24, 2015

in Living

Infographic - Enjoy a new and informative infographic each SaturdayOctober is Domestic Violence Awareness Month so that is the topic of this week’s infographic. Domestic violence is never okay. If you are a victim, get help. If you are an abuser, get help. If you know someone who is being abused or an abuser, help them get help.

Domestic abuse is not just when a man hits a woman. That is what most of us think about when we hear the term, but it can happen in so many different ways and to any person, male or female, adult or child. Emotional abuse is a huge part of domestic violence as well. We all have to understand that we do not deserve to be abused.

Please take a moment to read this important infographic today to get a better understanding of the forms of domestic violence and how it impacts the victim, children, and society as a whole.

National Domestic Violence Hotline

If you or someone you know is in an abusive relationship, contact the National Domestic Violence Hotline by dialing 1-800-799-SAFE or #HOPE from your Verizon Wireless phone.

Below the infographic I am also including some information about Verizon’s HopeLine which helps with domestic abuse prevention in the form of grants to organizations. You all know that I have worked with Verizon for many years and their HopeLine initiative is one of the things I really love about them. You can get involved easily as well with HopeLine to help everyone.

Understanding Domestic Violence: Infographic

Infographic Source: University of New England

Verizon’s HopeLine works in many ways. There are two easy ways you can support them.

First you can donate any old phones and devices, working or not, from any wireless carrier. There are collection boxes at all Verizon stores or you can print out a postage paid mailer and drop them in the mailbox to be sent to HopeLine. If you want to get more involved considering hosting a phone drive at your work, school, or any other place you like. Verizon has a toolkit available online for those wishing to host a drive.

Another way you can get involved is by purchasing any of the special HopeLine accessories from Verizon that are all in the special purple color. Purchases of these special accessories trigger an extra donation and you show your support of ending domestic violence by using these items and bringing awareness to the issue. There are currently five different accessories in this line available.

hopeline LG Tone Prohopeline UE Boomhopeline otterbox iphonehopeline otterbox samsunghopeline ellipsis folio

I hope you found today’s infographic useful and the information about Verizon’s HopeLine. Please remember you deserve a violence free life!

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1 tannawings October 25, 2015 at 1:31 am

Domestic violence is finally coming to light. I remember back in the day, it wasnt reported and when it was, it was a joke. Nowdays there is more awareness but it is still so misunderstood. I hope no one ever has to experience this, but for some it is their lives.

2 Robyn Wright October 25, 2015 at 7:29 pm

I was watching an old episode of Barney Miller the other night and a woman came into the station and wanted to have her husband arrested for raping her. They were kind of clueless as to what to do even. I was glad to see them talk about it on the show, but I wasn’t really pleased with the way the show resolved it in the end though. I’m so glad things are improving for victims these days.

3 Lisa Brown October 26, 2015 at 6:19 am

More people are aware of DM but I feel women are still unable to truly do something about it for fear of the man. My MIL suffered from DM and stayed with him out of pure fear. She stayed because she would not be able to really escape the man, he would follow her, no matter what. A nightmare and horrible to live that way.

4 shellypeterson October 29, 2015 at 7:19 pm

DM isn’t talked about too much but a lot more than it used to be. It is nice to see awareness about something that happens all too much. My sister went through it many, many years ago. It was a very sad situation.

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