provides empowerment-based crisis intervention, information and referral to victims of domestic violence and their friends and families.
According to Cates, the NDVH needs $900,000 in donations to help answer every call and update antiquated telecommunications, computer, and database systems.
Biden (D-DE), who is also an original sponsor of the 1994 Violence Against Women Act that led to creation of the NDVH.
Such analysis will help the NDVH address agencywide needs as they grow and change over time.
Lindsay Hernstrom, ESRI technical marketing analyst and member of the technical team for the NDVH call center application, explained that they are designing an integrated on-screen system that automatically identifies the general geographic area of the incoming phone number, allows search and selection of appropriate services from the database of providers and shelters, and can map the street locations of the selections.
Katie Ray-Jones, NDVH
president said, "As a non-profit organization, we rely on donations.
The test phase proved that the need to provide online help is significant," said Katie Ray-Jones, president of the NDVH.
Partnering with NDVH to launch this online service will now provide victims with yet another way to get the help they need when they need it in the way they want it.
We are grateful for their generous gift that will enable us to extend our reach to victims by offering them another option for accessing resources that could save their lives," said Katie Ray-Jones, president of NDVH.
At a time when calls to the NDVH are at an all-time high, we are especially grateful for this gift," said NDVH Chief Executive Officer Sheryl Cates.
Verizon Wireless has worked for many years with the NDVH, which is based in Austin, Texas.
This is a wake-up call -- for individuals and families, corporate America and our government -- to forge a public/private partnership to break the silence," echoed Sheryl Cates, NDVH
Chief Executive Officer.