24-Hour Helpline & Referral: 1.877.R.U.ABUSED
or 1.877.782.2873
Deaf/Hard of Hearing: Text 973.314.4192
Hablamos Español  Interpreters Available

 

Chat or text with an advocate by going to the National Domestic Violence Hotline, click on “Chat Now”; or text LOVEIS to 22522.

 

JBWS is a private, confidential service welcoming ALL survivors of dating, domestic, or partner abuse (and their family members) regardless of severity of the abuse, marital status, income, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, or ethnicity.

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Safety

Our 24-hour helpline, temporary safe home, and transitional living apartments assist survivors on their path to safety and remain open.

Best practice guidelines are in place to keep our residents safe during Covid-19.

Please call our 24-hour helpline to talk with a counselor about all of your options.

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Support

Our Center for Healthy Relationships offers specialized counseling programs designed to support adults, adolescents and children impacted by partner abuse.

Our Morris Family Justice Center, led by JBWS, provides support and legal resources through a coordinated collaboration of partner agencies.

Our Jersey Center for Non-Violence counseling services help people examine their use of control, force and/or abuse within intimate relationships and learn alternatives.

During Covid-19, all of support programs are offered through remote options.

Survivors come to us with many experiences of power and control, whether in the form of interpersonal violence or racism or the many other forms of oppression, and they cannot be separated one from the other. We are here to support you across the breadth of your experiences. Read our full statement.

JBWS Stands Against Racism

JBWS está en contra del racismo

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Solutions

Our professional training programs, community education presentations, and youth and school programs have been adapted successfully to online platforms during Covid-19. Become part of the solution. Invite us to speak to your group today. Learn more.

Our mission is the prevention of domestic violence. JBWS recognizes that all forms of violence and oppression are connected and stands with our Black community and Communities of Color as we work toward building a society that is just, equitable and safe for all.

Learn more about the impact of Domestic Violence in Communities of Color.

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Meeting the Moment

For nearly 45 years, safety has been at the heart of JBWS’ mission. In all that time, we never predicted the added danger we would face in 2020. Thanks to YOU, our generous donors, along with additional emergency government funding, JBWS was able to sustain our operations, keep our doors open and “like a lotus flower, …bloom out of the darkness and radiate into the world.” Read all about our 2020 accomplishments and the lives impacted by our services.

 

Meeting the Moment 2020 Annual Report

Survivors Stories

Some of our brave survivors of abuse share their stories of perseverance, hope, and how they found their strength with help from JBWS.

If you or someone you know needs help, call our 24/7 confidential helpline: 1-877-R-U-ABUSED.

Candy's story

Margaret and Claire's story

Jaraun's story

Vanessa's story

News & Events

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News

Jaraun

How JBWS Helped This Survivor Discover His Happiness

Posted on June 13, 2022

“I am happy.” This simple phrase, uttered by former child resident Jaraun, is the pinnacle of achievement for a survivor of domestic violence. However, Jaraun is insistent that without the…

JBWS Wins AM Higley’s Construction Management Services Contest

Posted on June 6, 2022

At the grand opening of AM Higley’s Morristown office, it was announced that JBWS was the winner of their Construction Management Services contest. The organization will be donating their services…

How The Threat of Outing Impacts Domestic Violence

Posted on June 6, 2022

Threatening to reveal a partner’s sexual orientation or gender identity can be a powerful tool of control. Since being outed could result in alienation from cultural, religious, and familial relationships,…

From Desolation to Consolation Through Community Support

Posted on June 3, 2022

TW: Abuse, kidnapping At just 13 years old, our client married her husband and within a year she became a mother for the first time. Both her husband, who was…

Why VP of People and Culture?

Posted on May 31, 2022

With the COVID-19 pandemic affecting the workplace environment in various ways, greater attention is being paid to employees’ mental health and happiness than ever before. In many instances, it falls…

Grants Support Critical Needs

Posted on May 31, 2022

Without the support of our community, both local and nationwide, JBWS would not be able to provide necessary, life changing support to survivors of domestic violence! Our organization recently received…

Founder’s Granddaughter Visits JBWS

Posted on May 31, 2022

“How many people can say that their grandmother started a nonprofit organization?” These are the words of Camalot Todd. She’s a descendant of JBWS’ first president and co-founder, Judy Todd….

Barriers to Self-Care for Victims of Domestic Violence

Posted on May 31, 2022

May is Mental Health Awareness Month and social media platforms have been flooded with messages touting the importance of self-care and wellness. Influencers are making TikToks about their nutritionally perfect…

The Intersectionality Between Reproductive Coercion and Domestic Violence

Posted on May 27, 2022

In light of the national focus on Roe v. Wade, it is important to remember that reproductive coercion is a form of domestic violence and discussions about access to abortion…

The Daniel J. Wilcox Camp Hope Fund donates $25,000 to support the youngest victims of domestic violence

Posted on April 28, 2022

The Daniel J. Wilcox Camp Hope Fund has once again supported children impacted by domestic violence. On April 14, Gretchen, Bridget, and Wesley Wilcox met with members of JBWS (formerly…

Events

Support a life-saving cause while engaging in some of your favorite activities. Golf, tastings, shopping, games of chance, awareness raising, and more.

 

JBWS Multi-Event Sponsorship Opportunities

Sponsor our three signature fundraising events!

OUR BEST SPONSORSHIP VALUE   Be a JBWS special events super-supporter and sponsor all three JBWS signature fundraisers – Grand Tastings XXVIII, Verizon Hope Classic, and Autumn Auction for Hope. …

Autumn Auction for Hope

Tuesday, October 11, 2022, Park Avenue Club, Florham Park, NJ

                  OUR FANTASTIC FALL FUNDRAISING EVENT   Join us for our 10th annual fall fundraising event! Autumn Auction for Hope is an…

23rd Annual Verizon Hope Classic

Monday, September 12, 2022, Somerset Hills Country Club, Bernardsville, NJ

OUR CLASSIC GOLF OUTING AND CLINIC Join us for the 23rd Annual Verizon Hope Classic at the iconic Somerset Hills Country Club.  Golfers can enjoy a best ball of four…

Help Us

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Volunteer

Volunteers provide valuable services toward accomplishing the mission of JBWS. Each year, more than 200 JBWS volunteers contribute over 15,000 hours of services to our Morris County-based service.

Wish List

Your donations of food, toiletries, diapers, over-the-counter medicines, help to defray our costs and meet our residents’ most basic needs.

Arrange a Program

Invite us to speak at your school, college, workplace, club meeting, or house of worship. Call 973-267-7520 ex. 124

Fundraising Committee

Do you enjoy being part of a group? Brainstorming ideas? Event planning? Being creative and crafty? How about raising awareness and funds for a great cause? If you answered “yes”, then come join the JBWS Friends Fundraising Committee.

Recognitions

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JBWS achieved the Platinum Seal of Transparency on GuideStar, once again in 2019. Of the more than 49,000 New Jersey Nonprofit Organizations listed on GuideStar, only 182 have received this highest rating!

 

For details, visit GuideStar.org.

 

Charity Navigator, America’s premier independent charity evaluator, has awarded JBWS a four star rating. For the second year in a row, JBWS was named to Charity Navigator’s Top 10 List of the most highly-rated charities in New Jersey.

 

For details, visit CharityNavigator.org.