Year Founded
Local Leader/Exec. Director
Phyllis Yonta, Chief Executive Officer
Primary 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 is a cross-sector collaboration with the goal of establishing a one-stop center where victim-survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault can access justice, services, and healing under one roof. Located at 100 Bayard Street, Rm. 406, 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. Visit the website at


Interesting Info
  • Women Aware operates a 24/7 multilingual domestic violence hotline - 732-249-4504, toll-free 833.249.4504.
  • Women Aware is the lead partner at the Middlesex County Family Justice Center -
  • Women Aware services are free, confidential and available to anyone experiencing domestic violence.
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