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Verizon Wireless Supports Latino Public Education Campaign

Verizon Wireless West Area Hopeline supports Break the Cycle’s work to prevent domestic violence in Los Angeles.

We are pleased to recognize the Verizon Wireless West Area Hopeline for their continued support of Break the Cycle’s life-saving work with young people in Los Angeles.

Verizon Wireless is committed to raising public awareness of domestic violence - they generously awarded Break the Cycle $17,000 to conduct a public awareness campaign that will educate and motivate Latino teens and young adults to better understand the available domestic violence resources in our community.

As you may know, teens experience abuse at higher rates than any other age group. Domestic violence has reached epidemic proportion in Los Angeles, where, according to a survey of Los Angeles high school students, almost half of respondents—46% of girls and 43% of boys—reported having experienced some form of physical aggression at the hands of a dating partner.1 Nearly 60% of the under-18 population in Los Angeles County is Latino.2

Funding from Verizon Wireless will support Break the Cycle’s broad-based outreach and education campaign for the prevention of domestic violence among Latino youth. The campaign will promote available resources, encourage youth to take action, and provide preventative education.

We truly appreciate the continued support of Verizon Wireless and look forward to continuing our rewarding relationship, particularly as Break the Cycle meets the increasing need for domestic violence services among teens in Los Angeles.

-Published on July 6, 2007