HAWA Closed again on Friday, January 9, 2015

Due to the severe weather, HAWA will once again be closed tomorrow, Friday, January 9, 2015. The office will open again with regular hours on Monday, January 12, 2015.

Please call the Hmong Domestic Violence Helpline at 1-877-4292 if there is an emergency.

Please be careful on the roads and stay warm.

This entry was posted on January 8, 2015.

HAWA Closed January 8, 2015

The Hmong American Women’s Association (HAWA) will be closed Thursday, January 8, 2015 due to the frigid weather. HAWA offices will open again on Friday, January 9, 2015 with regular office hours from 8:00AM – 4:30PM. We apologize for any inconvenience.

If there is an emergency, please call the Hmong Domestic Violence Helpline at 1-877-740-4292.

Please stay warm and be safe everyone!

This entry was posted on January 7, 2015.

Condolences to the Thao family; Milwaukee, WI

The Hmong American Women’s Association gives our condolences to Bill Thao’s family and for their loss. Unfortunately gun violence in Milwaukee has resulted in innocent lives being taken away too soon. We remember other young victims we have lost this year to gun violence in Milwaukee as well which include Sierra Guyton (10), and Layla Peterson (5).
HAWA recognizes that it will take a community effort to resolve violence that is tearing neighborhoods and the families within them apart. It will take community leaders, community members, local law enforcement and local city officials to come together to work in eliminating violence from our streets and our neighborhoods.  As an organization dedicating its resources to ending violence within families, we understand the horrific impact that violence imparts on families who are victims of it, and a community that is witness to it.
It is our hope that as a community we can collectively come together for the sake of protecting the place we all call home.
This entry was posted on December 30, 2014.

Holiday Office Hours

The HAWA office will be closed Wednesday, December 24th and will remain closed until Friday December 26th. HAWA offices will open again with normal business hours from 8:00am – 4:30pm on Friday, December 26th. The office will close again on Wednesday, December 31st, and Thursday January 1st. HAWA offices will be open again Friday January 2nd.

Thank you, and HAWA sends warm and safe wishes to you all during the Holiday festivities!

Please call the Hmong Domestic Violence Helpline @ 1-877-740-4292 if there is an emergency.’

Thank you!

This entry was posted on December 23, 2014.

HAWA is proud to present its first Hmong Women Art Exhibition


HAWA is very excited to announce the first ever art gallery showing in Milwaukee. Over the years, HAWA has accumulated many art pieces that were created not only from victims and survivors, but from local artists who desired to shine the light on the lives of these women. With leadership from HAWA’s Sexual Assualt Coordinator, Joua Yang, HAWA is excited to announce their first art gallery showing in Milwaukee, where the art pieces celebrating Hmong sisters can be shared.

With the generous space donation by the Walkers Point Center for the Arts, HAWA is deeply encouraged and thankful that the center understands our mission and has allowed us a beautiful place to showcase and celebrate the lives of Hmong women. Walkers Point Center for the Arts is a nonprofit organization that supports visual arts, performing arts, multicultural learning, and education. For more information, please visit their website at: http://wpca-milwaukee.org/

Some featured pieces in the exhibition will include:

  • The Paj Yeeb Project
  • Elders Speak Out Against Abuse
  • Portraits of Hmong Women Documentary-Essay by artist Kou Vang
  • And many more! 

Come join and honor with us the lives of these many women. Through events like this, we will be able to join hands to empower our community.

  • Snacks and refreshments will be provided
  • Donations are welcome, but not required
  • SATURDAY, DECEMBER 6, 2014 from 3:00PM – 7:00PM
  • ADDRESS: Walkers Point Center for the Arts: 839 S. 5th St. Milwaukee, WI 53204

Contact: Joua Yang @ 414-342-0858 or email @ jyang_hawa@yahoo.com

This entry was posted on November 11, 2014.

Learn about the issues of AIM

Come join a FREE 1 hour session in which HAWA will be presenting about abusive international marriages (AIM). Learn about the issues of AIM and also the efforts of those passionately working to stop this practice. Space is limited so reserve your spot quickly! Please RSVP Tammie Xiong @ txiong_hawa@yahoo.com.


This entry was posted on October 21, 2014.

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month

HAWA is doing ‘Messages of Hope’ Photo Campaign for October Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Shedding light on an issue that affects families all over the world. Please follow us on HAWA Facebook Page for daily message throughout the month.  

HAWA is also part the Building Our Future Campaign to bring awareness on the issue of Abusive International Marriages/Relationship. The Day of Action is set for October 25, 2014.  Please help us bring awareness that Domestic violence and the practice of abusive international marriages/relationships are not just women’s issues, but all of our issues. We must stand together for healthy and safe families.  For more updates, please follow us on the Building Our Future Campaign Facebook Page.  


Please support us in sharing this public service announcement. For more updates, Please follow us on the Hmong Domestic Violence Facebook page.  Stay safe! 

This entry was posted on October 18, 2013.