• Photo from ANRC activity
  • Photo from AWWA elderly project
  • Photo of ANRC rehab
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Armenian Women's Welfare Association (AWWA)

Serving our community since 1915

The principle philanthropic endeavor of the Armenian Women's Welfare Association, Inc. (AWWA) is the operation of the Armenian Nursing and Rehabilitation Center (ANRC). The AWWA is also the major funding source for the Elderly Project of the Hanganak Clinic, a non-governmental organization (NGO) in Stepanakert, Nagorno-Kharabagh.

The AWWA is dedicated to providing comfort, relief, and education to improve the quality of life and well-being of the Armenian community and the community at large. Currently, the Association is engaged in a Strategic Planning Initiative to lay the foundation and guide the organization into the future… Read more >

Upcoming Events

December 18
Christmas Caroling at ANRC!
2:00pm to 4:00pm

Armenian Nursing and Rehabilitation Center

Fundraising

While maintaining its reputation as a service-oriented group, the AWWA is also a fundraising organization. As an independent non-profit, virtually all of the AWWA's funds come from… Read more >

Photo of women in front of the home for the aged - 1948

Our History

Responding to Need: Here and Abroad

Our tradition of dedication and service is attributable to several generations of women who founded and sustain the Armenian Women's Welfare Association. The success of the Armenian Nursing & Rehabilitation Center is a direct result of the efforts of the AWWA. Nine first-generation Armenian women who were passionately interested in the physical and social well-being of Armenian people founded The Home for the Aged in 1948 on 4 acres in Jamaica Plain. As the needs of the Armenian elderly community change… Read more >