• Photo from ANRC activity
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Armenian Women's Welfare Association (AWWA)

Serving our community since 1915

The principal philanthropic endeavors of the Armenian Women's Welfare Association (AWWA) include the sponsorship of the Armenian Nursing and Rehabilitation Center (ANRC) and the Hanganak Elder Clinic, a non-governmental organization (NGO) in Stepanakert, Nagorno-Kharabagh.


AWWA Thanks-For-Giving Luncheon and Presentation of the AWWA Founders Humanitarian Award

Belmont Country Club | 181 Winter Street | Belmont, MA 02478
Saturday, November 9, 2019 from 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM (EST)

Please join us at our annual luncheon and in honoring Carolann S. Najarian, MD, for her role in helping establish AWWA Hanganak Elder Clinic, providing medical and social support for Armenian elders living alone in Nagorno-Karabagh.

Eventbrite - AWWA Thanks-For-Giving Luncheon and Presentation of the AWWA Founders Humanitarian Award

We look forward to seeing you there!

AWWA 2019  Annual Awards Luncheon

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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 >

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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 >