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Builders of Hope: A Gift of Hope

With your monthly gift in any amount ($10, $25, $50, +), you are providing hope for a new beginning.

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More than 136,000 people in Northwest Arkansas are affected by violence. One of those 136,000 people is surely your family, neighbor, or friend who needs help to escape violence today. Building a peaceful community takes a community effort—and we need you!

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The Northwest Arkansas Women’s Shelter website offers resources in three different categories:

-Current victims, potential clients, friends/family looking for information for someone they suspect or know is in an abusive relationship

-For research/data about domestic abuse and sexual assault statistics

-General public resources; resources for previous clients


The Northwest Arkansas Women’s Shelter relies on volunteers to help with day to day operations as well as special projects.  Please contact Sheri Hammond, our Volunteer Coordinator, at or 479.246.0353 x 250 for more information on how to get involved.

2016 Volunteer Appreciation

Pictured from left: Shelli Cathcart, Gladys Aguiar, Lorna Miller (Living Word), Burke Gower, Regina Gower, Keisha Wyckoff, Dianna Zerr Congratulations to our 2016 Outstanding Volunteers! Mother Teresa is attributed as saying, “I alone cannot change the world,...
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Volunteer & In-Kind Gift Coordinator

The Volunteer and In-kind Gift Coordinator supports the Shelter’s needs by soliciting donations and volunteers as needed for current endeavors as well as by building relationships with key contacts who can help support the organization going forward. The role is...
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Where Has All the Money Gone?

On May 19, 2016 we announced that if we did not raise $150,000 in the following six weeks, we would close our doors. Graciously, our community stepped up and donated the funds necessary to keep our doors open. Individuals, companies, and organizations made meeting our...
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The Survivor Next Door

(Photo Credit: A number of years ago, Thomas Stanley published a best-selling book titled The Millionaire Next Door.  In it, he describes the characteristics of individuals who achieve great wealth while attracting little attention to...
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You Did It!

We asked you, our NWA community, for help in May as we were faced with closing our doors in July. YOU rallied behind us individually and as part of a grassroots movement to help us on our path to financial security. Today, June 30, we MET AND EXCEEDED our funding goal...
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Reaching Our Potential with Your Help

The Northwest Arkansas Women’s Shelter (NWAWS) is facing a serious and potentially devastating financial crisis. Over the last 14 months, a completely new leadership team has looked into all facets of the organization’s operations. During this same time, new members...
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State of the Agency Recap

Thank you to everyone who joined us at the NWA Women’s Shelter State of the Agency forum last night! Members of the NWAWS Board of Directors and staff were humbled by the response from our community and look forward to being more engaged with everyone as we take...
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NWA Women’s Shelter State of the Agency Address

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Celebrating Our Volunteers: Volunteer Appreciation Month

Written by John McGee April is National Volunteer Awareness Month. Frequently we forget to recognize our volunteers, and all too frequently we forget to recognize those volunteers who helped build an organization. Northwest Arkansas Women’s Shelter, originally...
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Arkansas Gives a Success!

We were stunned by our success with ArkansasGives! This was the first year we participated (the second year for the campaign), and you donated $14,321 to Northwest Arkansas Women’s Shelter in a 12 hour period! Wow! This also makes us eligible for additional...
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