Grant to fund CODA’s educational programs that engage men in domestic violence prevention.
BEAUFORT, S.C. –Verizon today presented a $10,000 grant to Citizens Opposed to Domestic Abuse (CODA), a nonprofit organization that provides safe shelter, counseling, case management and educational programs for victims of domestic violence and their families.
CODA plans to use the funds to continue its “Engaging Men in the Lowcountry” project, which educates and supports men in taking action to prevent domestic violence. The nonprofit will work with the national A Call to Men campaign, as well as regional allies like Real MAD (Real Men Against Domestic Violence), to build ownership for the cause within the community.
“CODA is grateful for the Verizon Foundation’s support of our Engaging Men project,” said Kristin Dubrowski, executive director of CODA. “With Verizon’s grant, we will work to galvanize a community movement by raising awareness and inspiring men to take action to prevent and end domestic abuse.”
“Domestic violence affects a staggering number of families in South Carolina, the state that ranks highest in the nation for the number of women killed by men,” said Jerry Fountain, president for Verizon Wireless in the Carolinas and Tennessee. “Verizon pledges to continue doing our part to help break the cycle of family violence by supporting community organizations committed to the cause.”
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