ARS-WUSA Launches New Healing Center Project

GLENDALE—The Armenian Relief Society of Western USA has embarked on a new noteworthy project, “The Healing Center.” In the last few years, we have seen a marked increase in cases of victims of domestic violence within our community and a number of these persons have sought our help. A regional committee was formed to take a more specialized and proactive approach to this serious problem.  Ties have been established with existing shelters, and through collaboration, a reliable referral system is being developed to assist them.

A fundraising dinner will be held on Sunday, August 14, 2011 at 6:00 p.m. at the ARS Regional Headquarters, located at 517 W. Glenoaks Blvd. in Glendale. A $100 donation to attend the event will go a long way to help those in need.

The featured speaker for the evening is Prof. Osheen Keshishian, who has extensive experience in the community, and professionally works in the area of assisting those who are in need to meet their educational goals.

The project includes the establishment of a 24-hour telephone hotline service to be operated by trained professionals.  The ARS seeks the support and cooperation of all Armenian churches, professional and community organizations to make this urgent project a pan-community one.

The ARS firmly believes that the community and individuals will heed this appeal and attend this event.  However, if one is unable to attend they can send their contributions to the ARS at 517 W. Glenoaks Blvd., Glendale, CA 91202. The ARS Regional Headquarters can be contacted at 818-500-1343 or for additional information.


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  1. Stepan said:

    The ARS has continued to thrive because it has remained loyal to it core mission to the Armenian people
    and adapted its service level to the needs. It is truly a remarkable organization when you think of its evolution from 1910, its participation in the various events in the diaspora and it attention to Armenia. May God continue to bless their efforts.