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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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 #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 #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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Silent Witness: Victims Need Silence To Be Broken

Silent Witness: Victims Need Silence To Be Broken

When I was a child there was a murder-suicide in my neighborhood. Never once was it suggested that it might have been a result of domestic abuse. The topic was not even raised.Today, when such an event occurs domestic violence…

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