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.

Armenian Women’s Welfare Association Expands its Impact with New Leadership

Armenian Women’s Welfare Association Expands its Impact with New Leadership

Armenian Women's Welfare Association (AWWA) announced transition in leadership for the 2024-2025 term. Wendy Segrest has been appointed as the new Executive Director of AWWA. Wendy comes to AWWA as former National Vice President of the American Heart Association, and over twenty years of non-profit Board and Advisory Council...

Happy Birthday Mary Vartanian

Happy Birthday Mary Vartanian

Mary Vartanian is a six-year resident of ANRC and an Armenian genocide survivor who just celebrated her 109th birthday! She was recently featured in The Armenian Weekly, and celebrated on June 8th at an Armenian Night event with The Friends of Armenian Culture Society, where she met the famous pianist Marta Aznavoorian, who...

Honoring The Heart of Healthcare

Honoring The Heart of Healthcare

AWWA and ANRC Honor Nurses During National Nurse's Week In the realm of healthcare, nurses are the unsung heroes whose dedication and compassion form the bedrock of healing and wellness — the virtual heart of the healthcare system. As we commemorate National Nurse's Week this week (May 6th – May 12th), American...

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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.