Centro Romero Receives Grant to Benefit Domestic Violence Prevention

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Centro Romero received a $7,500 grant from Verizon on Thursday, Nov. 17th as part of the company’s HopeLine program, which provides support for domestic violence awareness and prevention. Centro Romero provides opportunities for those local community residents most in need including those suffering from relationship violence. The grant from Verizon provides project support to serve 114 Latina victims of domestic violence with intensive counseling, case management, court advocacy, increased community outreach education and enhanced overall program operations. Centro Romero, 6216 N. Clark St., realizes its mission with programs that provide essential supportive services for the health, personal and social development of participants and their families. In 2015 they served 9,562 clients in three program areas: immigration legal services, adult education and family services, which includes the domestic violence program. HopeLine from Verizon connects survivors of domestic violence to vital resources, funds organizations nationwide and protects the environment. HopeLine provides ways for individuals to take action against domestic violence by donating no-longer-used wireless phones and accessories in any condition from any service provider.

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