May 20, 2009
More than 1,200 Verizon volunteers across the country took part in a 14-day Shower for the Shelter campaign to collect needed clothing, personal items and household supplies to support shelters that serve survivors of domestic violence. More than $450,000 worth of items were collected, a record-high amount that surpassed last year's total by approximately 10 percent. The Verizon Foundation partnered with NNEDV to organize the annual drive. Read more...
May 12, 2009
NNEDV today welcomed President Barack Obama's proposed budget and urged Congress to fully fund domestic violence programs. "During difficult economic times, funding for domestic violence programs is more critical than ever because the economy is exacerbating domestic abuse," said Sue Else, NNEDV president. "The demand for domestic violence services is increasing, and urgent action needs to be taken."
March 16, 2009
NNEDV celebrated a major victory when President Obama signed into law the 2009 Omnibus Appropriations Bill. The comprehensive package includes increased support for vital programs that help to prevent domestic violence and support victims.
March 6, 2009
With support from Mary Kay, Inc., the Mary Kay Ash Charitable Foundation works to eliminate domestic violence by offering grants to domestic violence shelters across the country. Since 2000, the foundation has awarded more than $11 million in grant money to shelters for women and children in all 50 states.