The Utah Domestic Violence Coalition (UDVC), a non-profit agency serving Utah families whose lives have been touched by the national epidemic of domestic violence, recently received a HopeLine® from Verizon grant of $6,000.00 to expand its work. Verizon Wireless’ HopeLine program supports domestic violence prevention and awareness programs in Utah and nationwide.
The Utah Domestic Violence Coalition is launching an exciting new campaign, "Choose to Cherish" and we need your partnership as we seek to make Utah the safest state in the nation.
Most people are aware of the horrible effects of violence and the impact is has on Utah families
- 40% of all homicides in the state were related to domestic violence and
- the youngest victim was only 5 years old and
- most recently the loss of a young police officer, Sgt. Derrick Johnson.
Statistics tell one story but, however horrifying, they are often quickly forgotten. Here at the Utah Domestic Violence Coalition we believe that holding the memory of those lost should call us to focused, effective action. We believe that if we change the dialogue concerning the issue of violence and focus our support on the strengths and goodness in our communities Utah will be safer for all.
Your support in partnering with the UDVC will provide us with an important collaboration and enhance all our efforts in being a force for good in Utah. Utah Domestic Violence Coalition supports local victim’s service agencies throughout Utah. We support the grassroots agencies who share our goal to empower and uplift children and enable them to live a life free from violence. We wholeheartedly invite you to become a sponsor of this campaign.