Gen Mobile Supports Domestic Violence Survivors
Stay-at-home orders and social distancing in response to COVID-19 are vital to stopping the spread. But mounting data suggests that domestic abuse is increasing under the conditions created by the pandemic. With families in lockdown, including those with abusers, hotlines are lighting up with domestic abuse reports.
To help survivors, Gen Mobile has donated smartphones and prepaid wireless service to domestic violence shelters nationwide. When survivors leave their abusers, they often need a new phone and phone number so that their abuser cannot find them. With a new smartphone, survivors can contact family and begin rebuilding their lives free from their abusers. “Gen Mobile is honored to be working with shelters to help survivors rebuild their lives free from their abusers,” said Michael Yap, Gen Mobile’s Vice President of Business Development.