Thursday, May 2, 2013
Ella Mae Mitchell received a Lifetime Achievement Award and Linda Hrycenko was honored as Volunteer of the Year at Women Aware's "Night of Celebration" on Wednesday.
Two New Brunswick women were recognized on Wednesday for their unwavering support of a New Brunswick-based domestic violence support and advocacy group. Ella Mae Mitchell originally came to Women Aware seeking shelter in the early 1980's, and since then has risen up throughout the organization, serving as an advocate, a member of the Board of Directors, and a public speaker. "Jesus has brought me a mighty long way," Mitchell said, while accepting her award. "It has been a long time coming." "Today I can say a change has come," she said. On Wednesday night, the organization provided her with one of two Lifetime Achievement Awards at its first ever volunteer recognition reception, held at the Piscataway Senior Center. New Brunswick resident …
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
The rally took place on Oct. 20 at the Hub Teen Center.
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Tuesday, October 23, 2012
The New Brunswick Domestic Violence Awareness Coalition held its 11th Annual March and Rally against domestic violence on Oct. 20 at the Hub Teen Center on Jersey Avenue. The organization was joined by a number of local organizations, including Women Aware, Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, UMDNJ's Eric B. Chandler Health Center, the Puerto Rican Action Board and the New Brunswick Police Department. Were you at the rally? Check out these photos, courtesy of Women Aware. Stay in the know with New Brunswick news by signing up for the New Brunswick Patch daily newsletter. You can also "like" us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.
Thursday, October 18, 2012
The rally will begin at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Hub Teen Center on Joyce Kilmer Avenue.
Thursday, October 18, 2012
The New Brunswick Domestic Violence Awareness Coalition will host their 11th annual march and rally for domestic violence awareness on Saturday, Oct. 20. The rally will begin at 11 a.m. at the Hub Teen Center, 411 Joyce Kilmer Ave. According to a press release from Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, a participant in the event, other participants include UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School’s Eric B. Chandler Health Center, the New Brunswick Police Department, the Puerto Rican Action Board (PRAB), Women Aware, Inc. and Healthier New Brunswick. October is nationally recognized as Domestic Violence Awareness Month. The day will feature speeches and information on domestic violence intervention and assistance. Entertainment for …
Wednesday, October 3, 2012
Women Aware held a candlelight vigil on Tuesday night at the United Methodist Church to advocate for victims of domestic abuse.
A small congregation gathered together and raised candles into the air on Tuesday night in remembrance of victims of domestic violence. The vigil at the United Methodist Church was one of seven scheduled around Middlesex County by the organization Women Aware for the month of October. October is recognized nationally as Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Women Aware is a nonprofit organization based in New Brunswick that assists and advocates for women and children who are in domestic abuse situations. It is the leading domestic abuse relief agency in Middlesex County. On Tuesday, rain moved the vigil into the church, where organizers talked about the rate of domestic violence in Middlesex County, and the efforts to curb it. According to …
Sunday, May 13, 2012
Women Aware shares stories of client successes with New Brunswick Patch in this special Mothers Day feature.
Sunday, May 13, 2012
Editor's Note: For Mothers Day, we asked Women Aware, an agency that assists women and children in escaping domestic violence, based in New Brunswick, to share with us some stories of client successes. The following stories are true accounts of clients of Women Aware. The first story is an account of a conversation with a client, written by the agency's Safe House manager. The second story the agency provided includes the story and artwork of a 12-year-old girl who is enrolled in art therapy at Women Aware. We hope that these stories present a thoughtful look at Mothers Day, one that includes all mothers, some living with very different situations than others. Happy Mothers Day to all the mothers out there who do extraordinary things every…
Wednesday, April 4, 2012
Women Aware Inc. recognizes those who have demonstrated a commitment to improving the lives of people affected by domestic violence.
With a message of strength and hope, New Brunswick's Women Aware Inc. held its annual Moving Beyond Abuse Awards and Awareness breakfast in Edison last week. For over 30 years, Women Aware has provided a comprehensive range of services for victims of domestic violence, with legal services, counseling, meals and emergency shelter. "We remain mission focused. We really get that it's not about us, it's about the clients we serve," said Executive Director Phyllis Adams. "We're here for one reason. We're here to help people impacted by domestic violence." Founded in 1979, Women Aware has sheltered over 200 women and children in their Safe House, provided over 24,000 meals and assisted more than 1,000 clients with legal advocacy. "Domestic …
Wednesday, September 28, 2011
Victims of Violence Among Beneficiaries of Housing Projects Getting the Go Ahead from New Brunswick Zoning Board
At its Monday meeting, the city Zoning Board gave positive recommendations to several applications for code variances to allow for improvements to residential properties. Among these was an application submitted by Women’s Aware, Inc., a domestic violence relief agency for women and children headquartered in the city. Approval will allow the organization to add a third floor apartment to a two story residential property on Livingston Avenue and improve the pre-existing floors. “We want to create independent living units of permanent housing for families impacted by domestic violence," said Phyllis Adams, the agency's executive director. Adams explained that an office would also be constructed as an on-site location to provide support …
Wednesday, August 24, 2011
Toiletries, baby care items and grocery gift cards sought to benefit clients of the domestic abuse agency.
New Brunswick's own Women Aware, the domestic violence intervention and assistance agency for Middlesex County has put out a request for emergency donations to benefit their women and children clients. According to the organization, the following items are needed: Gift cards to large stores like Target, Walmart, CVS and supermarkets are also welcomed, the agency said. For more information, or to inquire about making a donation, call Evelyn Grier at 732-249-4900 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Monday, July 18, 2011
Organization provides shelter, counseling, food and assistance with jobs and education.
Over the past 30 years, Women Aware, a free and confidential organization that assists women and children in domestic violence situations, has come to the aid of thousands of clients from all over Middlesex County. The only domestic violence agency and hotline for the county, Women Aware provides food, shelter, counseling for women and children, accommodation and amenities for women who may have to abruptly leave their homes, and long term assistance including help with job hunting and education. According to the agency, 30 years ago, the focus of domestic violence agencies was to shield their clients from immediate dangers. Now, the scope of dangers has expanded, and those agencies are focusing more intently on what will happen to their …