JBWS - Jersey Battered Women's Service
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How We Have Helped

Our professionally staffed programs offer specialized services and hope to those suffering from abuse.

The following list of comprehensive services provided in 2017 was made possible by our generous donors.

Helpline: (973) 267-4763

  • Staffed 24-hours a day
  • Access to emergency protection
  • Information and referral
  • Confidential counseling
    6,280 calls answered

Arbour House

  • Safe, temporary housing
  • Individual counseling
  • Support group counseling
  • Housing and financial resource referrals
    88 families
    8,152 nights of stay

Children's Program

  • Individual counseling
  • Special TF-CBT
  • Recreation programs
  • Pre-school and after school programs
  • Mother support groups
  • Children's groups
    More than 300 children served

Simon House

  • Apartment unit for 12 months
  • Life skills education
  • Individual counseling
  • Case management
  • Financial management
    18 families served
    9,615 nights of stay

Vocational Program

  • Career assessment and counseling
  • Computer literacy
  • Job search skills
    98 individuals received vocational counseling

Counseling and Advocacy

  • Support group counseling
  • Information, advocacy and referral
  • Legal information, advocacy and referral
  • Court preparation and accompaniment
    1,148 individuals served in court
    415 adults participated in counseling

Jersey Center for


  • ACT: A batterers' intervention group counseling curriculum for men
  • Choices: A counseling curriculum for adolescent boys and young men; outreach programs for at-risk adolescents
  • Vista: A group counseling curriculum for women who use force
    192 males served
    33 women served

Morris Family Justice Center

  • Specialized services of multiple agencies in one location

633 adults and 45 children

Community Engagement

  • Education programs for community groups
  • In-service training for professionals
    235 speaking engagements
    13,659 persons attended

Dating Abuse Prevention

  • Individual counseling for teen victims
  • Primary prevention programs for youth and adults who serve youth
  • Leadership development for youth and athletes
  • School-based programs for middle, high school and college students
    405 programs presented
    8,510 teens attended

Volunteer Program

  • Training and supervision for volunteers
    100+ active volunteers
    12,159 hours of services
  • Volunteers called out by police departments in 623 cases of domestic violence.

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JBWS achieved the Platinum Seal of Transparency on GUIDESTAR. Of the more than 47,000 New Jersey Nonprofit Organizations listed on GuideStar, only 71 have received this highest rating!

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