We couldn’t sustain this program without the help of our local shelters. More Than a Phone was started in Central Indiana in mid-2017 with the help of our local agencies. Their feedback helped us to create a program we launched nationally in October 2018. We now have over 60 shelters providing smartphones to survivors of domestic violence.
Family Sunshine Center | Montgomery, AL
A New Leaf | Mesa, AZ
YWCA Greenwich Domestic Abuse Services | Greenwich, CT
Harbor House of Central Florida | Orlando, FL
Priest River Ministries | Priest River, ID
Alternatives Inc. | Anderson, IN
Safe Passage | Batesville, IN
Turning Point | Columbus, IN
Sheltering Wings | Danville, IN
Albion Fellows Bacon Center | Evansville, IN
New Directions of Decatur County | Greensburg, IN
Coburn Place | Indianapolis, IN
Julian Center | Indianapolis, IN
The Center for Women & Families | Jeffersonville, IN
Mental Health America of Boone County | Lebanon, IN
Hands of Hope | Marion, IN
Desert Rose Foundation | Martinsville, IN
Prevail | Noblesville, IN
Council on Domestic Abuse, Inc. (CODA) | Terre Haute, IN
Elijah Haven Crisis Intervention Center, INC. | LaGrange IN
YWCA Northeast Indiana | Fort Wayne, IN
Elijah Haven Crisis Intervention Center, Inc. | LaGrange, IN
Metro Centers for Community Advocacy | Jefferson, LA
Safe Passage | Northampton, MA
Saving Grace | Bend, OR
Sable House | Dallas, OR
Oasis Advocacy & Shelter | Gold Beach, OR
Women’s Crisis Support Team | Grants Pass, OR
YWCA of Portland | Gresham, OR
Helping Hands Against Violence | Hood River, OR
My Sisters’ Place | Newport, OR
Center for Hope & Safety | Salem, OR
West Women’s & Children’s Shelter | Portland, OR
Hope & Safety Alliance | Eugene, OR
Sojourner House | Providence, RI
Steps to End Domestic Violence | Colchester, VT
YWCA of Yakima | Yakima, WA
District Alliance for Safe Housing DC (DASH DC) | Washington, D.C.
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Verizon is an award-winning wireless network provider that has 5G and 4G LTE mobile networks for consumers and businesses as well as home internet. All devices we give to survivors are activated on Verizon’s award-winning and reliable network. We are proud to have Verizon as a corporate partner.
TCC is the nation’s largest Verizon authorized retailer. Their Customer Care Team assists us in activating the smartphones that are given to domestic violence survivors. Store employees work to foster relationships with their local domestic violence organizations to bring More Than a Phone to their community. TCC employees also volunteer to assemble the smartphone packages for our nonprofit partners and participate in Wear Purple Day.
Ingram Micro is a distributor of information technology products and services. They help businesses maximize the value of technology that they make, sell, and use, and help them operate more efficiently and successfully. We are proud to have Ingram Micro as a corporate partner.
We give all used smartphone donations we receive to PaceButler, a company that buys and recycles phones, tablets, and other electronics. They purchase these phones and give us a monetary donation in return, no matter the condition of phone. Plus, for every phone we give PaceButler, they donate one non-fiction book to schools, nonprofits, churches, jails, and more.
Superior Communications is a distributor that provides a complete line of mobile accessories to wireless retailers nationwide. They supply More Than a Phone with phone chargers that we put in our packages.
Cellhelmet is a mobile accessories manufacturer and distributor. They also supply More Than a Phone with phone chargers that we put in our packages.
Julie graduated with a degree in both microbiology and genetic biology from Purdue University. She found herself naturally more attracted to the nonprofit sector and served on the board of the Marion-Grant County Humane Society for five years before moving with her family to Carmel, IN. This transition brought about the desire to engage in the sector more formally. She received a master’s degree from the IU Lilly School of Philanthropy and a graduate certificate in nonprofit management from the O’Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs.
Julie and her husband Scott, CEO of Round Room, met in high school and have been married since 2004. Julie is actively involved in the family business, supports the corporate good initiatives and design for their companies. She and Scott both value their communities, and giving back is a big part of the way they do business.
Julie is a mother to Mason and Marlee and her four-legged friends Jax, Ralphie, Hazel, and Luna. She is also the Executive Director of Round Room Gives, and she sits on the Learning to Give board, Christel House Academy board, and the IU Health Medical Center Philanthropy Council.
After receiving her bachelor’s degree from Indiana University, Courtney returned to her roots in Indianapolis and for much of her life has been a “professional volunteer.” She spent numerous years volunteering in many capacities with Kappa Kappa Gamma, The Children’s Museum Guild of Indianapolis, Brooke’s Place for Grieving Young Children, Jameson, Inc., The Hero Project for Peyton Manning Children’s Hospital at St. Vincent, SPORTS Youth Baseball League, and the Hamilton Southeastern Touchdown Club. She currently serves on the board of directors for Hamilton Southeastern Young Life and was recently elected to the board for The Coburn Place, a local Indianapolis shelter dedicated to empowering survivors of intimate partner violence.
Courtney met her husband Derek at Indiana University, and they have been married since 1998. They have three sons: Max, Sam, and Eli. After being a stay-at-home mom and professional volunteer, she decided to seek employment where she could put her many skills to work giving money, in addition to giving her time, to the community. More Than a Phone was the perfect match, and she has been working with Julie since 2019 growing the resources to expand the reach of the nonprofit.
Board Chair & President
Committee Chair for Logistics
Committee Chair for Strategic Direction
Committee Chair for Fundraising Partners