Providing health and social services to battered women and their children in Middlesex County, N.J., 2012-2013

Although the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation became a national philanthropy in 1972 and has operated on a national scale since then, it also has continued funding a limited number of local institutions and projects in the New Brunswick area and throughout New Jersey. It does so in part to honor the legacy of its founder, and in part to recognize the special responsibilities to the communities and the state in which it is located.Grant funds will support the mission of Women Aware, which for more than two decades has been saving lives by working to end domestic violence. The only program of its kind in Middlesex County, N,J., Women Aware enables victims of abuse to make changes based on their skills, abilities and options, as well as on a heightened sense of health and well being. As deliverables, the grant will support: (1) one-half the cost of the agency's community educator, to build awareness of domestic violence and access to a range of educational activities; (2) the services of a visiting nurse, to conduct health screenings for adults (approximately 60) and children (approximately 80) living at the emergency shelter; and (3) retention of a consultant, to assist the agency with public relations and a fund-development plan.

Grant Details

Amount Awarded $50,000.00

Awarded on: 8/1/2012

Time frame: 8/15/2012 - 8/14/2013

Grant Number: 70239


Women Aware, Inc.

250 Livingston Avenue
New Brunswick, 08903-0312


Phyllis Adams
Project Director


Patricia Teffenhart-Maikos
Project Director