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Service to Survivors Recognized


In recognition for her passionate service to survivors of domestic violence, Maria Betanzos, chief operating officer, Women Aware was presented with the Community Service Award from the Renee J. Bradley and Love You Girl Foundations at An Evening of Elegance Sneaker Ball at Crestmont Country Club on October 5.

In her remarks, Maria said, “This is really not personal recognition….This is definitely not the type of work that I would do, ever, alone. This award is for my team.”

To hear Maria’s full remarks from the awards program, click here.

Thank you, Prosecutor Andrew Carey

Women Aware attended the August 29 farewell breakfast honoring outgoing Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew C. Carey. Women Aware presented Prosecutor Carey with a token of their thanks for his strong support of survivors of domestic violence over the past six years. Pictured l. to r. are Kelly Carey, Andrew Carey, Women Aware CEO Phyllis Adams, Coordinator of Advocacy Services Mildred Torres and COO Maria Betanzos.

Women Aware Featured on Podcast

Women Aware’s Director of Client Services, Maliha Janjua, speaks about our services on 1450AM The Voice, New Brunswick Speaks podcast. Maliha is joined by Laura Jacobs from the Brian Injury Alliance. Listen to Maliha and Laura discuss life-saving services and how domestic violence can cause injury to the brain.

Women Aware Featured on Community Outreach Podcast

Women Aware’s Director of Client Services, Maliha Janjua, discusses Women Aware’s services on Magic 98.3 Community Outreach podcast with Racquel Williams. The Community Outreach podcast is a new public affairs program which airs on Sunday mornings from 7-8 am on Magic 98.3. It’s hosted by Beasley Media New Jersey News Director and Morning Anchor Racquel Williams. Central Jersey is rich with unsung heroes, and the focus of Community Outreach is to shine the spotlight on organizations, groups and individuals in Central Jersey that do positive work in and around the community. Thank you for shining the spotlight on Women Aware!

Click here to listen to the full podcast.

New Brunswick Education Association Supports Survivors

The New Brunswick Education Association (NBEA) President, LeShaun Arrington, and their P.R.I.D.E. Committee Chairperson, Sondra Stovall, presented Women Aware with a check on behalf of NBEA. Ms. Sondra Stovall shared that the Committee selected Women Aware for their donation because of the work they have seen us do with some of their very own students. The New Brunswick Education Association represents teachers and supports staff in the New Brunswick, NJ Public School District, and builds partnerships throughout the local community to support teachers and students.

Support from generous donors, like the New Brunswick Education Association, allows Women Aware to continue to provide life saving services to victims of domestic violence and their children. Thank you for helping survivors move beyond abuse.

Stop & Shop Community Bag Program Beneficiary

Women Aware has been selected as a beneficiary of the Stop & Shop Community Bag Program for the month of June. The Stop & Shop Community Bag Program, which launched in May 2019, is a reusable bag program that facilitates community support with the goal to make a difference in the communities where shoppers live and work.

Women Aware was selected as the June beneficiary of the program by store leadership at the Stop & Shop located at 424 Raritan Avenue in Highland Park, NJ. Women Aware will receive a $1 donation every time the $2.50 reusable Community Bag is purchased at this location during the month of June, unless otherwise directed by the customer through the Giving Tag attached to the bag.

Click here for more information on the Stop & Shop Community Bag Program.