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Program Donates Cell Phones To Domestic Violence Victims

November 3, 2010 by admin  
Filed under Domestic Abuse

The public can donate their old cell phone to help someone affected by domestic violence.

A new program called Hopeline takes donated phones, fixes them up, loads them with minutes and hands them over to victims of domestic violence.

“That tool is a safe phone that she does not have to pay for that will allow her to call her children’s school, check in with her boss, look for work and return calls about interviews,” said Sharon Thacker of United Family Services.

Hopeline removes all GPS tracking devices in those phones to avoid the threat of an abusive former partner tracking them. The program also takes donations of phone chargers and old batteries.

Click here to find out how to donate or call 1-800-799-SAFE (1-800-799-7233).

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