2010-07-02 / Community

Assemblywoman Pheffer Announces Expansion Of HopeLine

Assemblywoman Audrey I. Pheffer is pleased to announce her partnership with District Attorney Richard Brown and Verizon Wireless in expanding the HopeLine Program to the 23rd Assembly District.

HopeLine was founded with the goal of assisting community agencies and organizations that support survivors of domestic violence. The program provides participants with access to a wireless phone and service, along with a voice mailbox. HopeLine helps victims of domestic violence rebuild their lives by giving them the means to communicate with family, friends, agency and shelter support staff and current or prospective employers.

“A cell phone can be a life saving tool for many victims of domestic violence. Donating your phone is not only good for the environment, but it may also serve as a lifeline for those in need,” said Pheffer.

The award-winning, well-established program was created in 1995 to make a positive difference in the areas of domestic violence awareness, prevention and victim recovery. As part of the refurbishing process, all personal data is erased from the phone prior to distributing it for re-use. This insures that all private information is removed before the phones are distributed, protecting the privacy of all parties involved.

Those who would like to contribute to this important program and donate a cell phone or cell phone accessories and batteries to the program may do so by dropping off the equipment at either of Assemblywoman Pheffer’s offices located at 90-16 Rockaway Beach Boulevard Rockaway Beach, NY 11693 and 108-14 Crossbay Boulevard, Ozone Park, NY 11417.

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