STUDIO CITY ( — There’s a new App out there designed to keep you safe in an emergency.

Tess Cacciatore, Chief Operations Officer/Co-Founder of the Global Women’s Empowerment Network (GWEN), visited the KCAL9 studios Tuesday to discuss the GWEN mobile app-a safety app.

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The free mobile app has music, inspirational quotes and most importantly, the GWEN Alert tool which can be used in case of emergency.

With a simple click of a button, a pre-set text emergency alert (I am in trouble and I need your help) will go to five pre-selected friends and family. The alert also includes GPS so that the person in need can be found. This is perfect for kids, college students, singles, travelers, or those who are in violent relationships, etc.

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Also in line with the holiday and giving back, GWEN has set up a cell phone drive. The organization is collecting spare cell phones to give to a local shelter in North Hollywood. Verizon and the Republic of Pie on Magnolia Boulevard will be collecting the phones before and after the NoHo Arts District Holiday Event on November 30th.

The phones are scrubbed and donated to women and children in need, who are part of domestic violent situations.

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For more information on GWEN, visit the organization online.