AIWA-SF || Restoring Hope

AIWA-SF is dedicated to connecting, inspiring, mentoring and empowering significance globally.  We do this through many projects that focus on Education, Soft-Skill Development and Social Impact topics.  AIWA-SF has been involved in the social impact topic of domestic violence.  Committed to Restoring Hope, we work as a supporter and advocate to help give families.  The Women’s Support Center (WSC) is an organization  dedicated to helping victims and families of domestic violence and being a key advocate on legal matters associated with the topic.

Since 2010, the WSC has received financial assistance from AIWA, pro-actively contributing in several areas.  Many AIWA-SF board members & leaders have visited the shelter, bringing supplies with, visiting with the women and their children & providing hope that brighter days are ahead.

Pragmatically, AIWA-SF has also helped provide professional training to WSC staff.  Both Dr. Ruzanna Ohanjanian & Viktoria Ter-Nikoghosyan PhD, have helped train the staff in a train the trainers program.


Additionally, AIWA-SF refers students and volunteers to intern at the WSC. This gives the younger generation experience and insight into how to help make positive impact in Armenia. Maro Matossian, WSC Executive Director shares, “Over the years, AIWA-SF has helped developed awareness around domestic violence in Armenia.  Eight years ago we could not discuss this topic in the Diaspora but now through the joint efforts, we have an increased number of supporters and individuals both in Armenia and in the Diaspora who are more and more aware and committed to end violence against women and girls in Armenia.”

Please donate to our efforts on this important social impact topic. Online donations visit http://www.aiwasanfrancisco.com

Mail donations to: AIWA-SF 15559 Union Ave Suite #227 Los Gatos, CA 95032


About AIWA-SF:

The Armenian International Women’s Association is a dynamic global 501(c)3 dedicated to empowerment, education and enrichment. Through many projects and initiatives,  AIWA is dedicated to inspiring, empowering and connecting Armenian women worldwide.

AIWA-SF is an affiliate chapter of the Armenian International Women’s Association,  the EIN #: 04-3113182. Donations marked for AIWA-SF are routed to the affiliate chapter.

To get involved with the AIWA-SF affiliate, please visit http://www.aiwasanfrancisco.com or send an email to aiwasanfrancisco@gmail.com. We are grateful for all donations. To help us promote progress, contributions can be mailed to: AIWA-SF 15559 Union Ave #227 Los Gatos CA 95032


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