Dr. Jonjy Ananth was honored with the 2017 Great Guy Award by the YWCA Oct. 16 at the annual YWCA Daybreak Breakfast at Worcester, Mass.-based Holy Cross College.
The Great Guy Award, which was also given to Alvin Notice, is given to men who exemplify values consistent with the YWCA mission to eliminate racism, empower women, stand up for social justice, help families and strengthen communities.
Ananth, of Shrewsbury, Mass., is the elected president and chairman of the board for WCUW Inc. in Worcester. He has been volunteering hundreds of hours in service providing culturally sensitive support to survivors of Asian American origin with his training in Trauma Informed Care.
He is engaged with several nonprofit organizations, among them include Saheli Inc., India Society of Worcester, Community Legal Aid, YWCA, South Asian Bar Association, Jane Doe Inc., and ADVISE.
As a domestic violence advocate, Ananth assists survivors for court proceedings, accessing shelter, social security, child care, free legal assistance benefits and maintaining liaisons with local police.