24-Hour Helpline & Referral: 1.877.782.2873
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JBWS text/chat is now available.

Deaf/Hard of Hearing: Text (973) 314-4192



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.

2022 Annual Report

In 2022, JBWS saw a shocking increase in the number of clients served in nearly every single one of our programs. There was a 98% increase in people receiving support from our adult counseling services, a 79% increase in adults and children seeking services from the Morris Family Justice Center, a 73% increase in days survivors stayed at JBWS' Emergency Safe House Shelter, and much more.


This report details how we were able to manage those increase in services, implement a wellness initiative to support both staff and survivors, and host several record breaking special events to support our survivors.

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



JBWS Honors the William E. Simon Foundation

Posted on May, 2024

When the William E. Simon Foundation started supporting JBWS, we were barely more than a shelter and a helpline. In fact, we had only stopped housing clients in volunteer’s personal…

Embracing Change: Carlos’ Story

Posted on May 15, 2024

Carlos was first referred to JBWS’ Abuses Ceases Today (A.C.T.) program several years ago. However, he did not complete the entirety of the 26-week group counseling program designed to encourage…

Embracing Change: Theo’s Story

Posted on

Theo completed the A.C.T. program, a 26-week group program designed for men who have used abuse through JBWS’ Jersey Center for Non-Violence, twenty years ago. He was going through a divorce…

Preventing Abuse At Its Source

Posted on May 9, 2024

Jamal was only a child when he first saw an incident of abuse occur between his parents. Throughout his childhood, Jamal routinely witnessed both verbal and physical abuse. Growing up…

A Child Breaks Her Silence

Posted on May 10, 2024

As a group of children was working, exploring the properties of clay medium in their hands, one of them wondered aloud what their parents speak about during their group meetings. …

A Teenager’s Reflection on Counseling

Posted on May 9, 2024

I didn’t know what I was going through before I started therapy. I was hurt in so many ways, but I would think to myself that everything that happened I…

Journey to Safety: Evy’s Story

Posted on May 9, 2024

As Evy approached the door to JBWS’ Morris Family Justice Center (MFJC), she was filled with fear and doubt. Questions were racing through her mind: “Was she doing the right…

My Happy Ending, A Story of Resiliency

Posted on May 8, 2024

*Content Warning*: contains descriptions of abuse. “Being in love with someone was always what I wanted,” said Katie. “I dreamed of having a happily ever after family, plenty of children,…

Journey to Safety: Maria’s Story

Posted on May 8, 2024

Originally from Colombia, Maria immigrated to the United States in “search of the American dream.” Unfortunately, not long after arriving in the country, Maria began experiencing physical, emotional, and verbal…

Journey to Safety: Monica’s Story

Posted on May 8, 2024

Early one summer morning, Monica called JBWS’ 24-Hour Helpline in tears. She was in an abusive relationship with her husband and didn’t know where to turn. She had taken her…


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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.