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Moving Beyond Abuse 5K Race & Charity Walk

Women Aware is hosting a 5K Race & Charity Walk on Sunday, November 11 at 10 a.m. in Johnson Park in Piscataway. This will be our first annual 5K event, and will raise money for and awareness of programs and services for survivors of domestic violence in Middlesex County.

Serious runners and walkers are invited to join us on a USA Track & Field certified 5K course. Official times will be kept, and prizes will be awarded. There will also be a one-mile leisure loop for those looking to join in on a shorter course. Not ready to run? Food, fun, and music for the entire community will follow once the race concludes.

Participants can increase their contribution by fundraising through the Allstate Purple Purse Challenge in October leading up to our event. The top fundraiser will be awarded a Serena Williams-designed leather purple purse at the Moving Beyond Abuse charity run.

To register, visit: bitly.com/movingbeyondabuse. The first 100 registrants receive a free t-shirt.

Sponsorship opportunities are available. We thank our current sponsors including: 28 Days Project; Aurora Nonprofit Solutions; BCB Edison Community Bank; Brause, Brause & Ventrice LLC; Bright Horizons; Fresh Ponds Farm; Hoagland Longo; Independence Wealth Partners; Patricia Whitehouse; Ramatowski & Schwartz; Raygun Design, LLC; Shimalla, Wechsler, Lepp & D’Onofrio, LLP; and Urbach & Avraham CPAs.

Investors Foundation Supports Women Aware

Investors Foundation recently awarded Women Aware a generous $5,000 grant to support our comprehensive services for survivors of domestic violence. We thank Investors Foundation for helping families move beyond abuse.

Investors Bank created the Investors Foundation in 2005 to support the communities Investors Bank serves. Investors Foundation supports initiatives in the arts, youth development, health and human services, education and affordable housing.  Investors Foundation works to improve the lives of its customers and neighbors.

For more information, please visit https://www.myinvestorsbank.com/Community/Investors-Foundation

Women Aware Attends Salvation Army Resource Fair

NEW BRUNSWICK–On Friday August 10th, Women Aware attended The Salvation Army New Brunswick Corps’ Annual Resource Fair to provide information regarding our domestic violence services available throughout the County. The purpose of this fair is to connect community members with beneficial services. Collaboration helps families move beyond abuse.

Learn more about The Salvation Army New Brunswick Corps.

Women Aware Participates in National Night Out

MIDDLESEX COUNTY–On Tuesday August 7th, counties throughout New Jersey celebrated National Night Out. National Night Out is an annual community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make our neighborhoods safer, more caring places to live.

Women Aware representatives were invited to participate throughout Middlesex County, and collaborated with: Dunellen Borough Police Department, Highland Park Police Department, Middlesex Borough Police Department, Monroe Township, South River Police Department, and South Brunswick Township.

Our community members and police are key partners in helping families move beyond abuse.

Pictured: Highland Park Police Department National Night Out.

Highland Park Borough & Mandela Fellows Tour Women Aware

NEW BRUNSWICK–On Thursday July 19th, Highland Park Borough Hall staff and members of the Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders visited our office to learn more about our services and impact within Middlesex County.

Interested in joining our next tour? Call 732-249-4900.

Pictured (left-right): Krystal Alexander (Community Outreach Specialist), Candice Mabaita (Mandela Fellow), Jackson Wenesayo (Mandela Fellow), Katie Mayfield (Director of Development & Outreach), Osasu Paul-Azino (Mandela Fellow), and Leann Cosley-Richardson (HR Coordinator, Borough of Highland Park).

BW NICE of Middlesex Supports Women Aware

This membership and networking organization supports Women Aware. Please consider attending any of their upcoming meetings to find out more.
BW NICE is a unique women’s networking organization that provides women at all stages of business and personal life with support, education and resources. They see value in the balance of business networking and charitable outreach. In addition to our monthly networking meetings, BW NICE of Middlesex County raises funds and awareness supporting Women Aware.
The Middlesex County Chapter meets for breakfast the third Wednesday of every month and is open to all women in business and women in transition.
The Middlesex County Chapter meets for breakfast the third Wednesday of every month and is open to all women in business and women in transition.

Celebration of Patricia Whitehouse

PEAPACK-GLADSTONE–On Wednesday May 16th, the Mayor of Gladstone joined councilpersons, woman’s club members, and various other community leaders to celebrate Patricia Whitehouse at the annual dinner of the Peapack-Gladstone Woman’s Club held at Il Monello.

Women Aware’s Executive Director Phyllis Adams commended Patty’s service to the community and noted, “Patty’s commitment and dedication is evident to all.”

Patty has been involved with Women Aware since 2010. Currently, she is an active member of the Women Aware, Inc. Board of Directors, serving as its Board Secretary. Patty, a retired Chubb and Son Vice President, is also a certified executive and life coach. Patty has been a community service volunteer for many years. Currently, Patty is the President of the Peapack-Gladstone Woman’s Club, Treasurer of the Highlands District Past Presidents Club and Treasurer of the GFWC/NJSFWC Past State Presidents Club. She served on the General Federation of Women’s Clubs’ (GFWC) Board of Directors as its Communications and Public Relations Committee Chairman (2012-2014) and in her role as the President of the New Jersey State Federation of Women’s Clubs of GFWC (2010-2012). In 2012, Patty was named a Garden State Woman of the Year for Women’s Initiatives in the non-profit arena and received the GFWC Charlotte Emerson Brown Award for Excellence in State Leadership. Patty and Bill, a retired executive from Kraft/Nabisco Foods, have been happily married for almost 48 years.


MLPA’s Charitable Cause Awarded to Women Aware

AVENEL – On Tuesday May 15th, the Middlesex Legal Professionals Association (MLPA) held their 10th Annual Awards Dinner, featuring their Charitable Cause Presentation to Women Aware. The organization raised $1,200 and also collected items in need for Women Aware’s safe house, which included household cleaning products, toiletries, baby food, diapers, and new clothing. Phyllis Racavich (pictured – left) presented their donations on behalf of the MLPA to Women Aware’s Community Outreach Specialist (pictured – right), and noted “we thank you for all of the great work you are doing for our community.” Women Aware thanks the MLPA for their generosity and dedication to helping families of Middlesex County move beyond abuse.