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Celebrate and Support Survivors

Happy Domestic Violence Awareness Month

This month we celebrate your support for survivors. Thanks to you, Women Aware has proudly:

– Served 1 out of every 8 survivors of domestic violence in New Jersey by providing over 9,000 nights of safe refuge;

– Sheltered 1 out of every 3 mobility-impaired survivors in the state;

– Answered 4,800 hotline calls, obtained over 600 orders of protection, assisted 20% of children’s counseling in N.J., and delivered over 5 times more services to survivors compared to the state average.

Read our 2017 Annual Report to see how your contributions made this possible.

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.