Companies support Hilltop programs

Verizon Wireless has donated nearly $10,000 to two programs that assist victims of domestic violence and sexual assault in Western Colorado.

The Verizon Wireless West Area HopeLine grant of $9,850  goes to Hilltop Community Resources domestic violence programs. including Latimer House and Tri-County Resources.

The grant will support emergency shelter services for individuals and families as well as pay for meals, case management, group counseling sessions, life skills training and transitional housing.

Hilltop programs serve domestic violence and sexual assault victims in Mesa County as well as Delta, Montrose and Ouray counties. The programs are designed to provide safety and improve the quality of life of individuals in abusive situations as well as promote self-sufficiency and healthier communities.

In addition, a philanthropic effort operated by Payless ShoeSource has selected as an official partner Hilltop Community Resources programs that assist victims of domestic violence in Western Colorado.

The Grand Junction-based Hilltop is among 700 agencies that will serve as partners in the Payless Gives Shoes 4 Kids program now in its fourth year. Hilltop will distribute coupons for shoes to children in need.