Armenian Women’s Welfare Association
Serving Our Community Since 1915
The Armenian Women’s Welfare Association (AWWA) is a not-for-profit organization that has been in existence for over 100 years.
We are dedicated to serving elders and others both here and abroad through the sponsorship of direct-care elder service programs.
The 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.
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Armenian Nursing & Rehabilitation Center
Armenian Nursing & Rehabilitation Center (ANRC)
- 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, just a short drive from Watertown and surrounding communities.
- Strategically located minutes away from world‑class hospitals, such as Mass General, Brigham and Women’s, and Beth Israel Deaconess.
The Hanganak Elder Clinic
- Working with Gohar Hovhannisyan, MD, MPH and her team, the AWWA sponsors the Hanganak Elder Clinic in Stepanakert, Artsakh.
- In this way, the AWWA ensures medical care, food provisions, social support and heating assistance for over 300 elder women and men who are living alone in Stepanakert, Artsakh.
- In 2019, the AWWA expanded their Elder Clinic sponsorship to a second clinic site this time in Askeran, Artsakh.
- ANRC is reaching out to children and youth in the area, asking for artwork for the residents to brighten their day and their rooms.
- Submissions can include weekly drawings, paintings, and letters to pen pals.
- We need your support to help cheer up our residents during this unprecedented time.