Women’s Center & Shelter of Greater Pittsburgh holds domestic violence awareness event

October 13, 2018

In observation of October’s designation as Domestic Violence Awareness Month, the Women’s Center & Shelter of Greater Pittsburgh will host a 5:30-7:30 p.m. Oct. 18 happy hour to help educate the community on domestic violence and the updated RUSafe App 2.0.

The event at Spaces - Bakery Square, also will celebrate the recent appointment of Nicole Molinaro Karaczun, new president and CEO, according to a news release.

In partnership with Aspirant, the shelter recently unveiled the updated RUSafe App.2.0, a free mobile app providing support for anyone experiencing intimate partner violence and the friends, family and co-workers concerned about them. It provides users with a directory of support services along with links to these resources, a secure journal tool, guides on topics such as safety planning and questionnaires to assess the safety of relationships, the release states.

“The RUSafe App 2.0 is a multilingual, innovative app created to educate those experiencing intimate partner violence around the country on the resources available to them. It’s a fantastic resource, and we’re excited to promote it at one of our smaller, but most special events of the year,” Karaczun says in the release.

A $25 donation includes drinks and light appetizers, and those wearing purple will receive two free raffle tickets.

Event is for those 21 and older.

RSVP deadline is Oct. 15.

Details can be found here.

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