Year Founded
Local Leader/Exec. Director
Phyllis Yonta, Chief Executive Officer
Public Contact Name
Susan Dyckman
Main Address

250 Livingston Avenue
New Brunswick, NJ 08901
United States

What We Do

The mission of Women Aware is to promote the safety and self-sufficiency of individuals and families affected by domestic violence in Middlesex County, New Jersey. We envision a society where individuals can live free from violence and injustice. In our 43rd year as the state-designated lead domestic violence agency for Middlesex County, Women Aware provides free and confidential comprehensive services for victims of domestic violence and their children. In addition to crisis services, we provide the building blocks of independent living through residential and non-residential programs. Our services include: a 24-hour multilingual hotline, emergency shelter, legal advocacy, children’s trauma reduction therapy, support groups, case management, housing navigation and community outreach.

We seek to reduce domestic violence homicides and increase the safety and confidentiality of domestic violence survivors and their children by continuing to lead the establishment of the Middlesex County Family Justice Center (FJC) with co-located victim services agencies. The FJC will be a cross-sector collaboration with the goal of establishing a one-stop shop where victim-survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault can access justice, services, and healing under one roof. Located at 100 Bayard Street, 4th Floor, New Brunswick, the FJC is open Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. No appointment is necessary. Walk-ins are welcome. 


Interesting Info
  • Women Aware served 2,638 survivors in 2022.
  • Women Aware operates a 24/7 multilingual domestic violence hotline - 732-249-4504, toll-free 833.249.4504.
  • All services are free, confidential and available to anyone experiencing domestic violence.
Geographic Location
Volunteer Opportunities

Legal Advocacy Volunteer
Repeats daily until Friday, April 28th, 2023

Get Involved and Support Women Aware!
Repeats daily at 9:00am until Sunday, December 31st, 2023
Duration of 1 hour

Photos and Videos
Registration for the Moving Beyond Abuse 5K & Charity Walk
Congrats to the 5K race winners and Awards Sponsor Kaplan Companies
Work Hard Fitness, North Brunswick team hug
Thanks to sponsor ESW Beauty
Women Aware 2022 Impact