Our Community Engagement

At The Women's Advocacy Center, we envision communities that are trauma-informed, central locations in suburban communities where women can access needed programs and services, and collaboration among members of our communities who working together can help break cycles of abuse.


 See how we are working towards our vision in the communities we serve.

Activist and Advocate Award

TWAC Team member, Sharon Puryear - Pearl Williams Award Recipient

Celebrating an Activist and Advocate

Sharon Puryear, team member with The Women's Advocacy Center, was recently recognized by SisterReach for her contributions as an activist and advocate for victims and survivors of domestic abuse.

Sharon was recognized at the 10th Anniversary & RJ Awards Gala on October 30th. Congratulations, Sharon!

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Det. Ryan Dunn, Daynette Blackwell, Collierville Mayor, Stan Joyner, Dori Clark, Romona Jackson, and W.R.A.P. representative

Proclamation Against Domestic Abuse

Collierville Mayor, Stan Joyner, issued a proclamation in recognition of Domestic Violence Awareness Month. 

There to receive the historic proclamation were members from law enforcement and victim service providers in Collierville and West Tennessee.

Read the entire story here.

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Christian Brothers Automotive - Collierville, owner Mary Turner and TWAC

President, Romona Jackson

Day of Caring!


October 16, 2021 was a special day at Christian Brothers Automotive in Collierville. That's the day owners, Jimmy and Mary Turner, provided free general car maintenance to the elderly, single moms, and women in need in the community.

The Women's Advocacy Center had several clients to participate with a total of over 50 individuals served!

The Face of Domestic Abuse in Suburban Areas

"The Face of Domestic Abuse: Recognizing Trauma in Survivors in

Suburban Communities"

Annual Domestic Violence

Awareness Forum


On September 29, 2021 The Women's Advocacy Center hosted its inaugural forum to kick-off Domestic Violence Awareness Month.


The event was a success with participants from the communities we serve, as well as from various backgrounds, disciplines, and professions. To listen to a recording of the event, click here. ​

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R. Romona Jackson (pictured) and Anna Bell from Her Town podcast 

Romona Jackson shares her story with Anna Bell, host of Her Town Podcast


TWAC Founding President and CEO, R. Romona Jackson, was recently featured on the Her Town podcast where she was interviewed by Anna Bell. ​

Listen here to learn more about Romona's journey to become the founder of The Women's Advocacy Center.