NEW YORK - Safety is an issue that is on everyone's minds, men and women alike. Now a new app helps to ensure street safety.
The app called, "StreetSafe" is designed to offer peace of mind with the push of a button.
Janice Hurley is a survivor of sexual assault, .and since she lives alone she says a simple walk from her car to her home can be terrifying.
"It's very empowering, totally makes you feel more in charge of your life and a lot more in charge of your situation" she says about the app.
The app has two buttons. A red one you can press that causes "StreetSafe" operators to call 911.
And a green button the company calls "walk with me". If you press that an operator will call you and stay on the phone with you until you feel safe.