Highlight # 13 — Support From Within the NWA Community

A lemonade stand during BFF  •  High School Clubs  •  Mystery bartenders  •  Mustang car show Baby Product Drive  •  A golf tournament  •  Wine and hors d'oeuvres with friends and neighbors  •  Movie theatre  •  Birthday Parties Casual day…

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Highlight #11-Outreach Programs Provide Comfort and Hope

  Diana’s Story* Diana approached us after her husband was arrested. She had been married for several years and the abuse had been escalating from passive aggressive behavior to physical violence and threats of homicide. During this time she had…

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Highlight #10-Silent Witness: Celebrating Those Who Are No Longer Here

  (Above: Kay Harvey & Regina Gower look on as Julie Robins of White Wing Loft releases a dove at the Silent Witness Closing Ceremony) Since 2013, we have recognized Domestic Violence Awareness Month (October) in a special way by…

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Highlight #9-Volunteers Are the Lifeblood of Our Organization

(Above: photos from the shelter, Thrift Store, and special events featuring 2015 volunteers) We say it often: we cannot survive without our community partners and donors. And while donors keep the bills paid and community partners keep our pantries full,…

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Highlight #8 – Orders of Protection Provide Safety

Samantha's Story*      *The survivor's name has been changed to protect her identity. Samantha was emotionally, financially, and physically abused by her boyfriend with whom she had lived several years. After her first stay in the Shelter, she remained…

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#7 Highlight – Grants Infuse Momentum

Grant funding helps cover our costs for salaries of professional advocates, for supporting the costs to provide a safe haven, for outreach/educational initiatives, and for new direct-client programs. Often, we see surprised expressions when we tell people that less than 15%…

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Highlight #6-Faith-Based Organizations Doing Good

   NWAWS received a lot of support from the NWA faith community in 2015. In fact, we received over $22,000 in financial support and in-kind contributions from 36 different faith groups last year! Faith-based organizations supported NWAWS in a variety…

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Highlight #5-We Answered 1800 Crisis Calls in 2015

  Our crisis line rings every day. Even on the holidays. Last year, our advocates and volunteers took a total of 1800 crisis calls. When compared to all the calls we answered, over 80% of our phone calls each day were from victims of violence or…

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