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

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

The following comprehensive list demonstrates our success in 2015.

Helpline: (973) 267-4763

  • Staffed 24 hours a day
  • Access to emergency protection
  • Information and referral
  • Confidential counseling
    5,839 calls answered

Arbour House

  • Safe, temporary housing
  • Individual counseling
  • Support group counseling
  • Housing and financial resource referrals
    87 families
    6,920 nights of stay

Children's Program

  • Individual counseling
  • Recreation programs
  • Pre-school and after school programs
  • Mother support groups
  • Children's groups
    124 children served

Simon House

  • Apartment unit for 12 months
  • Life skills education
  • Individual counseling
  • Case management
  • Financial management
    18 families served
    10,594 nights of stay

Vocational Program

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

Counseling and Advocacy

  • Support group counseling
  • Information, advocacy and referral
  • Legal information, advocacy and referral
  • Court preparation and accompaniment
    1,195 individuals served in court
    418 adults participated in counseling

Jersey Center for


  • ACT: A batterers' intervention group counseling curriculum for men
  • Choices: A curriculum for adolescent boys and young men
  • Vista: A group counseling curriculum for women who use force
    225 males served
    31 women served

Community Engagement

  • Education programs for community groups
  • Primary prevention programs for youth and adults who serve youth
  • Youth Leadership development
  • Engaging males in prevention efforts
  • In-service training for professionals
  • Affiliation agreements for domestic violence sensitivity
    254 speaking engagements
    8,737 persons attended

Dating Abuse Prevention

  • Individual counseling for teen victims
  • Outreach programs for at-risk adolescents
  • School-based programs for middle, high school and college students
    316 programs presented
    8,068 teens attended

Volunteer Program

  • Training and supervision for volunteers
    100+ active volunteers
    12,000+ hours of services
  • Volunteers called out by police departments in 449 cases of domestic violence.

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