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.

Update on Hanganak Elder Program and Clinic

Since November 29th, 2004, Hanganak Elder Program and Clinic, a Non-Governmental Organization sponsored by the Armenian Women’s Welfare Association (AWWA) has implemented a project to provide medical and social support to the elderly living alone in Artsakh. The project was conducted to address the basic health and social...

Search for Missing Beneficiaries Continues

After searching village by village in Armenia, our staff has tracked down and has resumed helping nearly all 320 beneficiaries who in September were among 100,000 ethnic Armenians forcibly dislocated from Artsakh, longtime home of our clinic. Working under difficult conditions, our four-person team has been struggling to restore care and support to our beneficiaries.

Armenian Nursing and Rehabilitation Center Celebrates Agency-Free Status

BOSTON – In a sign of its thriving, growing community, the Armenian Nursing and Rehabilitation Center recently achieved an important and rarely attained milestone in long-term care: 100 percent of the Jamaica Plain senior care center’s workforce is employed in-house, enabling the longtime institution to operate without any...

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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.