If you were in trouble, who would be the first person you’d call? The second? What if you could notify your top five emergency contacts with a text and GPS location? A new smartphone app, the GWEN Alert, does just that. With one click it silently sends an emergency SMS text and GPS location to five contacts.
The GWEN Alert provides a secret defense for those in abusive relationships; traveling or meeting people alone; children, teens and young people in danger; as well as senior citizens living alone who are in jeopardy or feel threatened.
The GWEN Alert also works for pre-programmed national hotlines or a local emergency number of the user’s choice.
The Global Women’s Empowerment Network (GWEN) is a nonprofit organization that uses cutting-edge technology to raise awareness and support programs that heal women and children who have suffered abuse.
Tess Cacciatore, GWEN co- founder, talks with KFWB’s Maggie McKay and Michael Shappee about the free app.