The Allen Women’s Resource Center (AWRC) is the creation of the Women of the Fannie Lou Hamer Missionary Society of the Greater Allen AME Cathedral of New York. It was their heart-filled desire to provide a treatment approach to the needs of the women and their minor children who have been or are in imminent danger of domestic violence, by providing temporary shelter, counseling, and other resources.
The Allen Women’s Resource Center has been in existence for over thirty years. The Center provides a temporary 24 Hour communal environment for female victims and their minor children. The staff provides crisis intervention counseling as well as resources that enable victims to realize self-sufficiency through action. AWRC also provides individual and group counseling sessions and information on educational and vocational training, legal and medical assistance, income maintenance, housing assistance, and child care services.
AWRC serves as a support system for the residents as they take the necessary steps towards self-determination and self-actualization. We encourage all victims of domestic abuse to seek control of their lives through empowerment. If you or anyone you know is in need of help call Domestic Violence Hotline at 800-621-4673 or Dial 311.
The Allen Women’s Resource Center receives funding from the NYC Human Resources Administration (HRA) and the DOVE (Domestic and Other Violence emergencies) Program through Councilmember I. Daneek Miller’s office.
For more information on Allen Women’s Resource Center, go to www.awrcny.org