Join us Wednesday, October 13, 7:00 p.m., for a Virtual Candlelight Vigil remembering victims whose lives were stolen by domestic violence and honoring survivors moving courageously beyond abuse. Registration is free. Donations are encouraged. Visit: https://givebutter.com/WomenAware2021Vigil

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Virtual Candlelight Vigil - October 13, 2021

Women Aware will remember victims whose lives were stolen by domestic violence and honor survivors courageously moving beyond abuse at a virtual Candlelight Vigil on Wednesday, October 13, 2021, 7:00-7:30 p.m. The candlelight vigil is open to the public and free to attend. Donations are encouraged as all proceeds support services for survivors and their children. For information, to register and to donate, visit: https://givebutter.com/WomenAware2021Vigil.

Special Guests

The event will feature survivor testimony from Karen Uyar, mother of Highland Park-native Yasemin Uyar, whose life was stolen in July following a history of abuse; and an advocate address from Siyan Bradley, founder of the Renee J. Bradley Foundation for Domestic Violence and member of the Women Aware Board of Directors.

Moving forward from the extraordinary challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic, the need for Women Aware’s services to survivors of domestic violence has grown and the agency’s delivery of services expanded. Women Aware needs financial support to continue to provide free and confidential services 24/7 to anyone in Middlesex County, NJ who seeks help moving beyond abuse.

Sami Stevens of Music for All Seasons, a longtime partner of Women Aware whose mission is bringing the healing power of music to those in need in all types of residential facilities, will be featured during the program.

Sponsors

Platinum Sponsor – Bob’s Discount Furniture Charitable Foundation

Candle Lighting Sponsor – Independence Wealth Partners

Gold Sponsor – Olympus ConstructionHoagland, Longo, Moran, Dunst & Doukas, LLPThe Higgins Group

Ally – Universal Windows Direct of NJ

For information about sponsorship opportunities, click here or contact Susan Dyckman, development director, at sdyckman@womenaware.net or 732.249.4900, ext. 0428.

How to Help

About Women Aware

Women Aware is the state-designated lead domestic violence agency for Middlesex County. For 40 years, Women Aware has been saving lives through a comprehensive array of services that include a 24-hour hotline, emergency shelter, support groups, children’s trauma therapy programs, legal advocacy, and supportive housing. Each year Women Aware moves approximately 2,000 survivors beyond abuse.

If you or someone you know is in need of assistance, call Women Aware’s free 24-hour hotline at 732-249-4504, toll-free at 833-249-4504.

Women Aware Celebrates 40th Anniversary with Virtual Candlelight Vigil

Please join us virtually - October 21, 2020 - 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Women Aware will mark 40 years of service to individuals and families affected by domestic violence in Middlesex County, New Jersey with a 40th Anniversary Virtual Candlelight Vigil on Wednesday, October 21, 2020, 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

The event will bring together members of the community to remember victims whose lives were taken by domestic violence and to honor survivors moving beyond abuse. The candlelight vigil is open to the public and free to attend. Registration is required. Visit https://givebutter.com/WomenAware40th.

“This major milestone in Women Aware’s history links our past and present in a special way as we will be joined by the founders of the original shelter for victims of domestic violence in Middlesex County,” stated Chief Executive Officer Phyllis Yonta. “Today’s Women Aware stands on the shoulders of pioneers like Diane Palladino, Ellen Koteen and their team who were powerful advocates for victims at the local, state and national level.”

Moving forward from the extraordinary challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic, the need for Women Aware’s services to survivors of domestic violence has grown and our delivery of services has evolved. Financial support is needed now more than ever so that Women Aware can continue to provide free and confidential services 24/7 to anyone who seeks our help moving beyond abuse.

Honorees

During the vigil, we will honor pioneers, volunteers and partners who have lent their voices, energy and resources to help break down barriers between survivors and the services they need:

Women Aware shelter founders, Diane Palladino and Ellen Koteen

Volunteer advocate, Ruth Hague

Founder of Sansone Auto Group, Paul Sansone, Sr.

Sponsors

Candlelight Vigil Sponsor – Independence Wealth Partners

Keynote Speaker Sponsor – Judge Marina Corodemus (ret.) • Hoagland, Longo, Moran, Dunst & Doukas, LLP

Vigil Partner – Yvonne Cangelosi • Edward Leske Company • MassMutual • Schechner Lifson Corporation • Linda Van Derveer

For information about sponsorship opportunities, contact Susan Dyckman, director of development, at sdyckman@womenaware.net or 732.249.4900, ext. 0428.

How to Help

Register to attend (no charge): https://givebutter.com/WomenAware40th

Donate online: https://givebutter.com/WomenAware40th

Text to make a donation: 202-858-1233 Code WA40

Mail your donation: Check payable to Women Aware; mail to Women Aware, 40th Anniversary, 250 Livingston Avenue, New Brunswick, NJ 08901

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