Each year, AWARE Partners with a local nonprofit and supports them with action, resources  & education

AWARE Past Partners

Each year, AWARE Partners with a local nonprofit and supports them

with action, resources  & education

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THE CANCER COUCH FOUNDATION

2019/2020

To raise AWAREness for the need for funding for metastatic breast cancer research, AWARE launched a photography campaign.  Portraits included personal quotes about the impact of breast cancer on each subject.  Photographs were displayed online and in local stores and restaurants.  AWARE also hosted a gallery exhibit fundraiser and an online wellness week in support of Cancer Couch..

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 The Cancer Couch Foundation raises funds for metastatic breast cancer research.

 

CIRI – TEENAGE GIRLS’ CLUB

2018/2019

AWARE created a Girls’ Club for female teenage refugees in which AWARE members served monthly healthy dinners and provided activities such as dance, yoga, drawing, jewelry making, baking and homework help.  It provided a unique opportunity for the girls to come together in a safe space with compassionate community members. 

 

CIRI named AWARE CT as Volunteer Group Partner of the year.

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CIRI provides legal, economic, linguistic, and social services to immigrants, refugees, and survivors of human trafficking and torture.

 

CAROLINE HOUSE

2017/2018

During our Caroline House partnership, AWARE CT:
 

  • Provided resume and interview workshops

  • Served dinners and provided English language practice

  • Offered art workshops to children

  • Organized a clothing and accessories drive

  • Hosted a fundraiser

  • Published cookbook with recipes from Caroline House students and AWARE members.

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Caroline House enables women and children to reach their full potential through education in English language and general life skills.

 

MALTA HOUSE

2016/2017

During our Malta House partnership, AWARE CT:
 

  • Served monthly dinners

  • Provided monthly activities for new or expecting mothers including cooking lessons, nutrition tips, onsie decorating and making dream catchers.

  • Volunteered to watch babies in the nursery.

  • Hosted a fundraiser at a Weston Farm.

  • Organized a panel discussion on homelessness in Fairfield County.

  • AWARE Kids made no-sew blankets for the new mothers and babies.

  • Decorated the home for the holidays.

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Malta House provides a nurturing home environment, support services and independent living skills to pregnant and parenting mothers.

 

FEMALE SOLDIERS: FORGOTTEN HEROES

2015/2016

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During our Female Soldiers: Forgotten Heroes partnership,, AWARE CT:
 

  • Provided monthly dinners for the residents.

  • Decorated the home for the holidays.

  • Hosted a fundraiser.

  • Organized a panel discussion on female service members including one woman from each branch of the military.

Female Soldiers: Forgotten Heroes is a transitional home for homeless female Veterans in Bridgeport. ​It is a division of Homes for the Brave.

 

MERCY LEARNING CENTER

2018/2019

During our Mercy Learning Center partnership, AWARE CT:
 

  • Provided english language practice sessions

  • Performed mock interviews.

  • Organized arts and craft activities .

  • Hosted a fundraiser.

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Mercy Learning Center provides basic literacy and life skills training to low-income women

 

IICONN - PROJECT RESCUE

2013/2014

During our ICONN: Project Rescue partnership, AWARE CT:
 

  • Organized educational lectures about sex trafficking 

  • Hosted a fundraiser.

  • Assembled 35 emergency backpacks with supplies for victims of human trafficking.  These backpacks help victims in need on the first night after being brought to safety.

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IICONN (International Institute of Connecticut) was renamed CIRI (Connecticut's Institute for Refugees and Immigrants.  CIRI’s Project Rescue is an Anti-Human Trafficking Program.  Human trafficking is a form of modern-day slavery in which victims are forced, defrauded or coerced into labor or sexual exploitation.