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.
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.
Platinum Sponsor – Bob’s Discount Furniture Charitable Foundation
Candle Lighting Sponsor – Independence Wealth Partners
Gold Sponsor – Olympus Construction • Hoagland, Longo, Moran, Dunst & Doukas, LLP • The Higgins Group
Ally – Universal Windows Direct of NJ
For information about sponsorship opportunities, click here or contact Susan Dyckman, development director, at email@example.com or 732.249.4900, ext. 0428.
How to Help
- Register to attend (no charge): https://givebutter.com/WomenAware2021Vigil
- Donate online: https://givebutter.com/WomenAware2021Vigil
- Text to donate: 202-858-1233 Code WA2021
- Mail your donation: Check payable to Women Aware; mail to Women Aware, 2021 Candlelight Vigil, 250 Livingston Avenue, New Brunswick, NJ 08901
- Follow Women Aware on social media: Facebook @womenawareinc Instagram @womenaware
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.