$25,000 Verizon Grant Increases Domestic Violence Awareness Efforts to Keep Students and Faculty Safe at the University of Maryland

The University of Maryland, Baltimore County is taking steps to heighten awareness on campus and better educate and train students and faculty, thanks to a $25,000 grant from the Verizon Foundation and Verizon Wireless’ HopeLineprogram. The funding will support UMBC’s Violence Prevention Advocates Program, which educates and trains students, faculty and staff on relationship violence prevention.

"UMBC will use this grant from Verizon to involve our entire community in reducing violence through education about relationship and dating violence, peer and bystander programs, and dissemination of information about resources and help," said Nancy Young, UMBC vice president for student affairs.