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The mission of AWARE, Inc. is to empower survivors by providing shelter and crisis services and collaborating with community partners. We are the only service provider in Jackson County that operates an emergency shelter; provides counseling and supportive services; legal, medical, housing and systems advocacy; and manages a 24-hour helpline for individuals who have experiences domestic violence or sexual assault. Founded in 1969, we have been part of the safety net for survivors and their families for over 45 years.

A donation to AWARE, Inc. ensures that the agency mission is achieved by supporting core services and operating expenses. Operating support is funding directed to the agency operations as a whole and allows us the flexibility to meet unforeseen expenses or pursue opportunities to meet the changing needs of the families we serve.

Use the form on this page to donate online or mail a check to AWARE:

PO Box 1526
Jackson, MI 49204-1526


Dear Friend and Supporter:

Last year, AWARE provided 3,998 nights of shelter to 145 adults and 133 children. Over 1,000 survivors received help through our 24-hour crisis line and in-person. Another 267 survivors received counseling or assistance filing for a Personal Protection Order. These life-saving services are possible because of generous givers like you.

AWARE expects reductions in federal, state and United Way funding beginning this year and into the future. These funds make up nearly 70% of our revenue alone, making individual and private contributions more important than ever.

The mission of AWARE is to end domestic and sexual violence while promoting social change and empowering survivors through quality services. Because of your loyalty to our mission:

  • Survivors are treated with dignity and respect.
  • They receive quality services, at no cost.
  • Survivors meet a person at the door who believes their story.
  • They work side-by-side with an advocate to help them make critical life decisions.

Our success as an agency, and our ability to meet survivor needs depends on caring people like you. Thank you for your gift.

Angelita Velasco Gunn
Executive Director