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.

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...

AWWA Announces Next Dinner: May 1, 2024

AWWA Announces Next Dinner: May 1, 2024

Armenian Women’s Welfare Association (AWWA) is excited to announce that our next Members and Advisory Board dinner will be held on Wednesday, May 1st, 2024 at Seasons 52 in Chestnut Hill, MA. This Board-hosted dinner is an exclusive benefit for AWWA Members and the Advisory Board and is a great opportunity to hear updates and...

Training Continues For Hanganak Medical Volunteers

Training Continues For Hanganak Medical Volunteers

Dr. Nancy Barsamian, a Member of the AWWA Advisory Board, serves as a consultant for the “clinic” part of the Hanganak Elderly Care Program and Clinic (“Hanganak”). In March, Dr. Barsamian organized the first meeting of 2024 on Zoom upon the request of Hanganak medical personnel following a long break due to the forced unrest...

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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.