• AWAKE Board Members visit with the YWCA-Knoxville.

  • We have passed 8 pieces of legislation in 5 years!

It’s time to wake up.

AWAKE launched in 2013 as a 501(c)(3) focused on the advancement of women and kids through education and policy change. In six years, through our volunteer advocacy work, we have passed eight pieces of legislation that have made a significant impact on the health and safety of thousands of women and children living in Tennessee. Our approach is simple. We are action-oriented, incredibly strategic, and bipartisan.

In Tennessee, there is a lack of priority around addressing those critical health and safety issues facing women and children. AWAKE’s advocacy and educational efforts help fill this gap so that these critical needs are addressed.

Through each of our collaborative efforts, we are guided by the conviction that women and children in Tennessee deserve to feel safe, lead healthy lives, and have equal access to opportunity. To ensure that efforts are most effective, we have established relationships with women’s and childrens’ organizations across the state, including End Slavery, Center of Hope, Prevent Child Abuse Tennessee, the Sexual Assault Center, Thistle Farms, the YWCA, You Have the Power, and the Women’s Fund of Greater Chattanooga.