The Survivor Next Door

(Photo Credit: www.thomasjstanley.com) 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 themselves. One of the…

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Celebrating Our Volunteers: Volunteer Appreciation Month

Written by John McGee April is National Volunteer Awareness Month. bns gold 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 incorporated…

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Upcoming Event–Vagina Monologues

Join us on Valentine’s weekend for three showings of The Vagina Monologues hosted by the University of Arkansas Gender Studies’ Department. All ticket sales will benefit NWAWS and we will have staff and volunteers at each showing with more information…

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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 #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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