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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!

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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 June, unless otherwise directed by the customer through the Giving Tag attached to the bag.

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Women Aware Co-locates at Prosecutor’s Office

Women Aware is happy to announce that our Legal Advocacy department is now co-located at the New Jersey Prosecutor’s Office. Partner agencies attended the Open House on April 9, 2019 at the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office. In photo from left to right: Women Aware’s CEO, Phyllis Adams; Women Aware’s COO, Maria Betanzos; Middlesex County Assistant Prosecutor, Allysa Gambarella; Women Aware Board Vice President, Jessica Oppenheim.

Wells Fargo Donates $1,550 to Support Survivors

Wells Fargo presented a $1,550 check to Women Aware on Wednesday. Support from generous donors, like Wells Fargo, allows Women Aware to continue providing safety and services to all victims of domestic violence, including underserved, low-income, and minority families. Thank you for helping survivors move beyond abuse.

The Renee J. Bradley Foundation 2nd Annual Luncheon

The Renee J. Bradley Foundation for Domestic Violence 2nd Annual Scholarship Luncheon took place on Sunday, April 7, 2019. The luncheon was hosted by the Reverend Dr. Danielle L. Brown, Pastor of Church Life, Cathedral International. The keynote speaker was Phyllis Adams, MA, MSW the Chief Executive Officer of Women Aware.This event was created to raise awareness of domestic violence and to award Perth Amboy, NJ High School Seniors attending a 4-year university Scholarship opportunities.

Collaborating for Survivors’ Hope and Healing

In Honor of Crime Victims’ Rights Week:
Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office in partnership with Women Aware is holding an Open House for Partner Agencies

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Date: Tuesday, April 9, 2019
Two sessions available: 10:00 a.m. & 11:00 a.m.
Location: Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office
Victim Advocacy Center
100 Bayard Street, 4th Floor
New Brunswick, NJ 08901

Renee J. Bradley Foundation for Domestic Violence Luncheon Slated

The Renee J. Bradley Foundation for Domestic Violence 2nd Annual Scholarship Luncheon will take place on Sunday, April 7, 2019. The Scholarship Luncheon will be from 3-6pm and hosted at the Cathedral International Family Life Center Banquet Hall in Perth Amboy, NJ.

This year’s luncheon will be hosted by the Reverend Dr. Danielle L. Brown, Pastor of Church Life, Cathedral International. The keynote speaker will be Phyllis Adams, MA, MSW the Chief Executive Officer of Women Aware. Honored Guest will include Bishop Donald Hilliard Jr. Senior Pastor, Cathedral International, Reverend Dr. Deniece Reid, Campus Pastor, Cathedral International and Minister Carole Dortch-Wright the Communications Director of the Cathedral International.

This event is created to raise awareness to domestic violence and to award Perth Amboy, NJ High School Seniors attending a 4-year university Scholarship opportunities. The foundation successfully launched a year ago and strives to work with the local community leaders, churches and organizations to help bring an end to domestic violence. The foundation believes that strength, compassion, love and education are four major unlocking relationship-changing, life-saving keys.

*Proceeds will go towards the Renee J. Bradley Foundation Scholarship Fund; Ticket Donation will include lunch and raffle ticket entry for door prize.

The mission of the Renee J. Bradley Foundation is to teach, mentor and educate young adults in general and specifically youth adults of color about the importance of healthy relationships and the signs of domestic violence. Our vision is “To Stop Domestic Violence through Strength, Compassion, Love & Education.”

Foundation Goals:

• To mentor and coach young adults about the dynamics and realities of healthy relationships.

• To educate young adults about the unhealthy impact of many societal socialization norms regarding various gender roles and expectations.

• To educate young adults of color about the cultural dynamics and realities of domestic violence and healthy relationships.

• To increase prevention and awareness of domestic violence in the lives of youth adults through preventive education, seminars and resources.

• To help support children of domestic violence victims by establishing a scholarship fund.

• To provide a safe place for young adults to dialogue and receive trained peer or professional counseling for abuse/domestic violence.

Foundation Pillars:

• Prevention

• Education

• Awareness

• Solution

For more information please visit www.reneejbradleyfoundation.org or Eventbrite to purchase tickets/donate to this event. The foundation can also be reached at reneejbradleyfoundation@gmail.com