Public Awareness

Bulletins - Summer 2010 OPDV Bulletin

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In This Issue

“Peace at Home” domestic violence license plate.
Show Your Drive To End Domestic Violence!

OPDV and the Department of Motor Vehicles offer a “Peace at Home” license plate. A portion of the proceeds goes to promote awareness of domestic violence.

Verizon Domestic Violence Entrepreneurship Grant Program
Photo of domestic violence survivor, Damaris Mills, speaking at the press conference while OPDV’s Amy Barasch and Verizon’s John O’Malley look on.

Domestic violence survivor, Damaris Mills, speaking at the press conference while OPDV's Amy Barasch and Verizon's John O'Malley look on.

On June 9, OPDV Executive Director Amy Barasch joined with Verizon Wireless and Verizon Foundation to hold a press conference at Equinox Community Services of Albany announcing the new Verizon Domestic Violence Entrepreneurship Grant Program in New York State. Ms. Barasch approached Verizon with the idea of grants for domestic violence survivors and the company has put the plan into action.

The program will provide grants of $500 to $2,500 to domestic violence survivors to help them develop small businesses. Applicants will be required to submit a business plan, and be enrolled in, or have completed an entrepreneurship assistance program.

Learn more.
Photo of Albany Law School illuminated purple. Albany Law School
Did you know…

In October 2009, more than 120 organizations throughout NYS participated in OPDV’s Shine the Light on Domestic Violence effort during Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Help turn New York State purple in October 2010! Find out how .

NYS Office for the Prevention of Domestic Violence

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