Springfield's Harmony House preparing for 2018 iCare campaign

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- October is Domestic Violence awareness month, and Harmony House will hold its iCare campaign the last Friday in October.

The iCare event has more 500 business and thousands of people throughout the community participating this year. The event has participants who takes the pledge wear black eye lapel stickers to help raise awareness on the growing issue within Springfield and across the country.

"We make sure that our community sees us taking a stand and saying that this is a symbolic black eye, but here in Springfield we have the largest domestic violence shelter in the state of Missouri, and so we've got to talk about it we've got to end it, and we've got to break the cycle of violence" Explained Harmony House Director of Development Esther Munch

The campaign is going national and is now being tested in three other shelters in the U.S. and next year will be open to many more.

"The fun thing about iCare, is it reaches our community where each person is. we take it into the business. So, there will be hundreds of events going on in Springfield in support of ending domestic violence on the last Friday of October, so there are ways that everyone can support, " said Munch.

For more information on how you can get involved with iCare, click HERE.

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