Current Community Outreach Initiatives

As our 2013 Community Outreach Project, the AWA has chosen to help the Metro Battered Women Shelter (Metropolitan Center for Women and Children). Metro offers individual and group counseling for domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking, and human trafficking survivors. Metro also provides a children’s program, legal advocacy, and community outreach for the Greater New Orleans area. There are currently 22 women and children living at the shelter. For more information about Metro, click here.

The AWA is supporting Metro through donations of personal care and household items. Metro has established a registry with, so AWA members can easily donate needed items.

AWA members can go to In the “Find a Registry” search box, enter: metropolitan center for women. Or, you can access the registry directly by clicking here.

If you would rather give a cash donation, please send a check payable to “Metropolitan Center for Women and Children,” to our Community Outreach Chairperson, April Watson:

April Watson
Sessions, Fishman, Nathan & Israel, L.L.C.
201 St. Charles Ave., Suite 3815
New Orleans, La 70170-1052

Additionally, the AWA will be providing Thanksgiving dinner to the women and children at Metro.

We are also collecting gift card (Target & WalMart) and money donations for Christmas gifts for the children at Metro.