Dear Santa, I realize I don’t usually write a formal thank you for my Christmas gifts, but this year required something special. You gave me a most precious gift…
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, 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Margaret and Claire's story
News & Events
The account below was written by a former client in JBWS’ Emergency Safe House. Colored lights and fantasies. That’s what Christmas has always meant to me. As a child,…
“Too often, people experiencing domestic violence will drop off the path to safety because the process feels too complicated and overwhelming,” explains Robin Hughes, manager of JBWS’ Crisis Response Team…
In the early 2000s, Nicholas Sparks’ the Notebook was considered the pinnacle of a true love story. The intense and passionate relationship that Allie Hamilton and Noah Callhoun shared was…
Tim Burton’s the Nightmare Before Christmas is filled with ghouls, monsters, and gruesome representations of Halloween. However, one of the scariest elements of this movie is its depiction of abuse….
“When you’re experiencing domestic violence, it can sometimes be hard to find people to support you in your family,’ says Sheetal Shah, a JBWS volunteer since 2019. “Especially in the…
Prior to their very public break up in 2015, the relationship between Miss Piggy and Kermit the Frog was a staple of media culture. However, in all the four decades…
JBWS received $10,000 from Liberty Mutual Insurance, through their Liberty Torchbearers program. This gift was made in celebration of Liberty Mutual’s 110th anniversary, where they are awarding $10,000 to 110…
More than 140 golfers hit the links at the beautiful Somerset Hills Country Club (SHCC) on Monday, September 12, to benefit JBWS. This record-breaking event, known as the Verizon Hope…
Support a life-saving cause while engaging in some of your favorite activities. Golf, tastings, shopping, games of chance, awareness raising, and more.
Record Breaking Number of Clients Served More than 700 clients were served through JBWS’ Thanksgiving Project, Holiday Boutique, and Adopt-A-Family program. We were able to serve this record breaking number…
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.
Your donations of food, toiletries, diapers, over-the-counter medicines, help to defray our costs and meet our residents’ most basic needs.
Invite us to speak at your school, college, workplace, club meeting, or house of worship. Call 973-267-7520 ex. 124
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.