24-Hour Helpline & Referral: 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.



Our 24-Hour Helpline, Emergency Safe House Shelter, and Transitional Living Program assist survivors on their path to safety.

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.



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.

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



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.

Annual Report 2021

45 Years of Service

As we look back on 2021, our 45th anniversary of saving and changing lives, we marvel at how our staff, clients, and community persevered throughout the numerous challenges and complications brought on by COVID-19. An ability to overcome all obstacles to find a way to help others has always been a key element of JBWS' identity.


In 1976, before the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence was even formed, a group of women decided that enough was enough. They were going to take the matter of preventing domestic violence into their own hands and created JBWS. With little to no resources available to victims of domestic violence in Morris County, these women turned their own homes into makeshift safe houses. It was in these informal, communal spaces that the earliest JBWS clients were able to find shelter. Now JBWS is a multifaceted agency that provides services for all survivors of domestic violence. This report covers our history, outlines our 2021 accomplishments, and demonstrates how we've grown as an organization over these last 45 years. Thank you to all our generous donors and volunteers who consistently support JBWS. We couldn't do this without you.



2021 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



What to Look for in a Healthy Relationship?

Posted on October 24, 2023

There is a lot of discussion right now about unhealthy relationships, which focus on recognizing the “red flags” of problematic behaviors. While those conversations are critically important, discussing the signs…

Remembering Ted

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Ted discovered JBWS during one of his walks.   On a morning stroll, Ted came across an intersection where he struck up a conversation with a sleepy looking crossing guard….

What is Machismo?

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“Machismo refers to an overly exaggerated way of being a man and of viewing masculinity in Hispanic or Latinx cultures,” says a group facilitator for Spanish speaking clients at JBWS’…

Rapid Rehousing Success Story

Posted on August 23, 2023

Just before Christmas, a survivor and their young children entered Arbour House, JBWS’ emergency safe house shelter. However, this survivor made a promise to their children – “we will celebrate…

JBWS President and CEO Receives Nonprofit Excellence Award

Posted on August 16, 2023

The Morris County Chamber of Commerce announced that Diane Williams, President and CEO of JBWS, received their Exemplary Leader award for an organization with revenue over $1 million during the…

We Are All Kenough

Posted on July 27, 2023

Barbie and Ken. They’re a pairing just about as classic as salt and pepper. When one is mentioned, the other immediately comes to mind.   However, considering that Ken is…

Jonah Hill’s Alleged Text Messages: Are They Boundaries?

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Earlier this month, Sarah Brady released a series of alleged text messages between herself and former boyfriend, Jonah Hill. Due to Hill’s celebrity status, these alleged texts have sparked a…

What is the difference between control and concern?

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“I don’t want him hanging out with those friends because all they do is drink.” “Her family is terrible to her, so I don’t want her to have contact with…

A Survivor Testimonial

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I didn’t know a woman could be abusive.   I grew up acutely aware that a man could be abusive. I witnessed a man being abusive – his unpredictable behavior…

Advocating for Veteran’s Mental Health

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“Being in infantry, I’ve been on several combat deployments and experienced life-or-death situations multiple times,” explains Sergeant Joseph “Joe” Barbato, a sub advocate for JBWS’ Emergency Safe House. “The people…


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Help Us



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.




JBWS achieved the Platinum Seal of Transparency on GuideStar, once again in 2022. 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.