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Save the Date

October 13th, 2021 | 7:00 - 7:45 pm

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.


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.