JBWS - Jersey Battered Women's Service
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973-267-4763 or 1-877-R-U-ABUSED

If you or someone you know is in an abusive relationship, you may feel confused and have a lot of questions. Can the abusive partner really change? If the victim leaves, how will they support themselves and their children? Will they be able to find an affordable place to live? What are their legal rights? What's it like at the JBWS safe house? Can I get counseling for myself?

These are all very difficult questions to answer alone. If you would like information or just need to talk to someone who understands, please call the JBWS Helpline. Friends and family of victims are encouraged to call to learn more about how you can help.

Our helpline is staffed 24 hours a day by trained staff and volunteers. All calls are confidential and callers can remain anonymous.

In addition to speaking with a helpline worker, you can make an appointment to speak further with a JBWS counselor.

If you are considering leaving your relationship, it is important to have a safety plan to keep you and your children safe. JBWS helpline counselors are trained to help you develop a personal safety plan in the event of an emergency.

Please read more about JBWS abuse services.

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