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Rogers Communications To Combat Domestic Violence

Posted by familydynamics on January 30, 2008

Rogers Communications has issued a corporate challenge in the fight against domestic violence in Edmonton. Last year, the Safe Connection program, which is operated by the city’s Spousal Violence Intervention Team (SVIT) started putting cellphones in the hands of people at risk for domestic violence.

The Safe Connection program allows women to maintain a cellphone account independent, or even secret, from their abusive partners – so they can contact family, friends, shelters or counselling as needed.

Spokesman Rebecca Catley says Rogers is consequently calling on both businesses and individuals to donate at least $10,000 toward Safe Connection by Feb. 18, Family Day, because the Edmonton Police Foundation has already pledged to match donations up to that amount.

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