By Kim Glovas
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and a local organization is kicking off the 8th Annual iPledge Campaign next week.READ MORE: Shooting Inside Lancaster's Park City Center Mall Leaves Some Employees Feeling 'Not Exactly Safe'
Jeannine Lisitski, Executive Director of Women Against Abuse, says this year, a city-wide strategic plan will be unveiled to respond to domestic violence. She says that plan allows a lot of groups to have a collective impact approach:READ MORE: 2 Separate Chester Shootings Leave Man Dead, 2 Others Injured
“That just means that we have shared goals, that we have shared data and that we have shared communications and it’s gonna allow us to achieve much more than if we were each trying to do it alone.”
The campaign will also present a tool kit, which will include frequently asked questions about domestic violence, email templates, different graphics and other information, so groups can do their own DV screenings.MORE NEWS: John Dougherty, Bobby Henon Federal Corruption, Bribery Trial Continues Monday
The campaign actually kicks off on Thursday. More information is available here.