Armenian Women’s Welfare Association
Serving Our Community Since 1915
Armenian Women’s Welfare Association (AWWA) is a not-for-profit membership organization, which has been in existence for over 100 years.
We are dedicated to serving elders locally and internationally through the sponsorship of elder service programs.
AWWA believes that honoring elders is at the very foundation of great family and great community.
Drawing on the rich history, generosity of spirit and work ethic of the Armenian community, we aim to ensure the good health and well-being of all Armenian elders and others, wherever they may be.
Renato de Leon, Executive Director of the Armenian Nursing Home and Rehabilitation Center (ANRC) reports that ANRC was a top referral source for several area medical facilities for 4 consecutive months from September through December 2023. Some facilities mentioned in ANRC’s operations report include Brigham and Women’s...
The Armenian Women’s Welfare Association (AWWA) is proud to sponsor Mercedes and Zaruhi, a theatrical performance hosted by the Armenian Cultural Foundation. This play explores the theme of repatriation to Soviet Armenia from the 1940s to the early 1990s through a series of letters between two sisters. Mercedes and Zaruhi was...
Through the dedication and the generosity of supporters like the Armenian Women’s Welfare Association, Hanganak was able to open a temporary office in January 2024. This office is located in an existing clinic operated by a local physician. By having this physical location, Hanganak is now able to receive medication shipments...
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Armenian Nursing & Rehabilitation Center
(AWWA in Boston)
- AWWA is the owner of an 83-bed, not-for-profit, skilled nursing center providing both Short‑Term Rehabilitation and Long‑Term Care.
- Situated on a beautiful three-acre lot in Jamaica Plain, a neighborhood of Boston, and bordering Brookline.
- Strategically located minutes away from world‑class hospitals, such as Mass General, Brigham and Women’s, and Beth Israel Deaconess.
- We are next to Larz Anderson Park in Brookline, a beautiful 64-acre parkland listed on the National Register of Historical Places, and down the road from The Country Club in Brookline – the oldest golf-oriented country club in the United States.
Hanganak Elder Program and Clinic
(AWWA in Armenia)
- Approximately twenty years ago, our mission took us to the Republic of Artsakh (Nagorno-Karabakh).
- Since then, AWWA has supported the Hanganak Elder Program and Clinic (Hanganak), which is led by Gohar Hovhannisyan, MD. Her team of nurses and social workers were providing medical care, food, fuel, and social support to more than 300 elders living alone in the Artsakh region until the events of September 2023.
- The horrific human tragedy that unfolded there proved catastrophic to the staff and beneficiaries of Hanganak. In the chaos, many of the beneficiaries were forced to flee leaving everything behind.
- As of December 2023, the Hanganak team has been able to successfully locate almost all of the beneficiaries, many of whom are in Armenia. The team continues to evaluate ways in which to continue services to those in need as this situation evolves.