HopeLine from Verizon now has its own Android app, providing individuals suffering from domestic violence with a quick access to resources and assistance in a time of need. Users can connect directly to the National Domestic Violence Hotline for crisis intervention, information or referrals using #HOPE.
Additionally, the HopeLine app was envisioned to serve as an online community for those looking to share their stories of survival and volunteers looking to discuss their own outreach efforts. Photos and videos can be directly shared through the app, giving users the ability to engage with others who are involved in domestic violence awareness.
On the other hand, users who want to offer their support can use the application to donate no-longer-used mobile phones and accessories to HopeLine (and get directions to a nearby Verizon store), or make cash donations through the text-to-donate option.
As a reminder, the HopeLine program has raised awareness of domestic violence, providing hope to victims and survivors who have experienced its detrimental effects and has engaged the public in a nationwide conversation on the issue. Since 2001, HopeLine has donated nearly 123,000 phones to domestic violence organizations across the country.
HopeLine from Verizon (FREE) [Google Play link]