By Hadas Kuznits

By Hadas Kuznits

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Lutheran Settlement House kicked off October, Domestic Violence Awareness Month, with a rally in Love Park.

It was a party atmosphere at the Men Can Rally in Love Park, which is short for ‘Men Can Prevent Family Violence.’

It was organized by Lutheran Settlement House, of which Ralph Wellington is a board member.

“It was founded to help immigrants when they moved into the Northeast part of Philadelphia, but it has four major missions now and one of them is attacking domestic violence and trying to end it.”

Kelly Davis, executive director of Lutheran Settlement House, says the goal is to pull men in as allies in the fight against domestic violence.

“And holding other men accountable and instructing your sons to not be okay with casual mentions of violence in music or on TV or wherever. To say no, it’s not okay actually, and we’re going to respect women and women are our partners in this.”