2021 Virtual Candlelight Vigil

Women Aware envisions a society where individuals can live free from violence and injustice.

$13,435

153 supporters

Event

OCT
13

Women Aware 2021 Virtual Candlelight Vigil

Wednesday from 7:00 PM - 7:45 PM EDT

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Add to Calendar 2021-10-13 19:00:00 2021-10-13 19:45:00 America/New_York Women Aware 2021 Virtual Candlelight Vigil What to Expect: Our virtual vigil will feature inspired music, survivor testimony, advocate address and a candlelit moment of silence in remembrance of victims whose lives were stolen by domestic violence and in honor of survivors moving beyond abuse.

Details to view the event are private and will be sent along with your ticket purchase.

What to Expect: Our virtual vigil will feature inspired music, survivor testimony, advocate address and a candlelit moment of silence in remembrance of victims whose lives were stolen by domestic violence and in honor of survivors moving beyond abuse.

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Women Aware, Inc.

EIN: 22-2374378

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Mission: Promote the safety and self-sufficiency of individuals and families affected by domestic violence in Middlesex County, New Jersey (womenaware.net)

Each year, as the state-designated comprehensive domestic violence service agency for Middlesex County, we shelter 200 women and children in imminent danger, and serve an additional 1,800 women, children and men in safety net programs. Our comprehensive services provide support across the spectrum of client needs—from emergency crisis intervention to long-term efforts toward independent living:

  • 24-hour hotline
  • emergency shelter
  • legal advocacy
  • community education
  • support groups
  • parenting groups
  • children’s trauma therapy
  • supportive housing
  • housing navigation

Women Aware is the only domestic violence shelter in Middlesex County, which reported 4,336 domestic violence offenses in 2019, according to the New Jersey State Police. Through the pandemic, we have seen abuse become more lethal, and we have seen an increase in sexual assault of children. It has been a dangerous and, in some tragic cases, deadly time. It is critical that Women Aware stand strong, continuing to provide free and confidential services to individuals and families affected by domestic violence.

More than 40 years ago, Women Aware made a commitment to be here 24/7 for survivors and their families. 

You make it possible for us to fulfill our commitment by donating. 


Highlights of 2021 Candlelight Vigil

Keynote Address 

Karen Uyar, mother of Highland Park, NJ native Yasemin Uyar, 

whose life was stolen following a history of abuse

Advocate Address

Siyan Bradley, founder of the Renee J. Bradley Foundation for Domestic Violence 

and member of the Women Aware Board of Directors

Music

Singer/songwriter Sami Stevens, from Music For All Seasons, will perform songs of hope and inspiration 

as part of the vigil. Music For All Seasons has brought the healing power of music 

to the residents of Women Aware for the past two decades. 

Singer Stevens has toured internationally, performing jazz and classic Rhythm and Blues, 

accompanying herself on keyboard.

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Thank you, Sponsors

For sponsorship information, contact Susan Dyckman, development director, 732.258.0428 or [email protected]


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EIN 22-2374378