How Can YOU Help JBWS?
With opportunities to volunteer, attend our special events, make donations, or spread awareness about JBWS' mission, there are numerous ways you can make a difference with JBWS!
Below are a few ways you can support JBWS today!
JBWS offers safety, support, and solutions to those impacted by domestic violence in Morris County. We're there when a survivor calls our 24-Hour Helpline for the first time because they're concerned their relationship is unhealthy. We're at police departments moments after abuse is reported, offering victims critical access to resources.
When a survivor leaves their home in the middle of the night, JBWS is there to welcome them into our residential facilities and when it's time to face their abusive partner in court, we are by their side offering legal advocacy and support as they pursue a restraining order. However, we don't just respond to abuse, we work to prevent it through community education and abuse intervention programs designed to end domestic violence at its source.
Volunteer With JBWS:
Our volunteers are the backbone of our organization. They are compassionate, committed, and energetic people who help us provide our life saving services to those impacted by domestic violence. There are many ways to volunteer for JBWS. There are opportunities to work with clients, as well as indirect service opportunities to support client needs in additional ways. To begin the process for becoming a volunteer in any capacity, please complete the Volunteer Application Form online. For more information about all of our volunteer opportunities and training dates, email firstname.lastname@example.org
Please note: Survivors of domestic violence may apply. Volunteering too soon following abuse may be triggering. To explore your readiness to volunteer, please speak with your counselor.
Opportunities for Direct Service:
Our children’s program provides a supervised environment for children whose caregivers are currently residing in our residential facilities or attending an in-house group. Children’s program volunteers provide recreational activities that assist children in the development of interpersonal needs, and improve their ability to identify and express their feelings. Volunteers help model appropriate adult/child interaction.
Note: Children program volunteers must be over the age of 18.
Crisis Response Team
JBWS’ Crisis Response Team (CRT) is comprised of trained volunteers who go to police departments and hospitals to meet with victims of domestic violence. There, they provide critical emotional support, information on domestic violence, as well as referrals to social service agencies, emergency temporary housing, legal resources, and more. CRTs are compassion people who commit to volunteering on a victim's time, not their own.
All CRTs must complete the online application, undergo an interview, complete background check, and then participate in a 40-hour training course. In addition, specialized training is provided to each CRT volunteer by their supervising manager. Upon successful completion, volunteers are on-call to their assigned police departments to meet victims provide them support, resources, and information.
Note: Members of the Crisis Response Team must be over the age of 18.
Opportunities for Indirect Service:
In-direct service volunteers are critical to supporting our client's needs. After taking a two-hour Domestic Violence training, they assist in organizing donated items for needs that all families have.
Examples include: backpack distribution before school, seasonal clothing distribution, gifts for birthdays and holidays, and support other family milestones.
In addition, volunteers:
Donate to JBWS:
Making a monetary contribution is simple and secure. You can make a one-time gift or set up an automatic process to make donations quarterly, semiannually or annually. Also, be sure to check with your employer to see if they participate in a matching gift program.
Please Donate Now or mail your monetary gift to P.O. Box 1437, Morristown, NJ 07962
Leave A Legacy:
For nearly 50 years, JBWS has been providing vital services to people impacted by domestic violence. You can help ensure 50 more years of service by making a legacy gift.
Charitable Bequeaths, Gifts of Appreciation Property, Gifts of IRAs and Other Retirement Benefits, Outright Lifetime Gifts, Charitable Remainder Trusts, Charitable Gift Annuities are just a few ways that you can contribute to JBWS while still retaining valuable economic benefits for you and your family.
Often, some of the greatest opportunities to make significant charitable gifts occur at the times you are making other major business, personal, and financial decisions, such as writing or revising your will, and planning your retirement. Gift Planning offers an effective way to maximize your personal charitable goals and estate planning needs.
These are just some of the options that may be available to you. We encourage you to seek the advice of your tax advisors concerning tax benefits that are available to you before you make a charitable gift. If you would like to make a contribution, please contact the VP of Development at 973.267.7520 x123 for more details.
Our survivors rely on the generosity of our donors for some much needed supplies. In-Kind donations support clients in our residential facilities and our bi-monthly donation distribution days.
JBWS' Wish List:
Due to our extensive programming, there are numerous items that our clients are always in need of replenishing.
A few examples of impactful donations include: gift cards, toiletries, cell phones, over-the-counter medicine, and household items.
More than 700 survivors of domestic violence and their families are served by JBWS' Holiday Project each year. The holiday project includes a thanksgiving drive, holiday boutique, and adopt-a-family program.
If you have other questions about regarding donations, then please call our Donation Line: 973. 267. 7520 Ext. 144
Fundraise for JBWS!
You can support JBWS in so many ways! Below are a few examples but don't let them limit you. Use your imagination and creativity to raise funds for JBWS in whatever way you think best! Our Vice President of Development at 973.267.7520 x123 would be happy to talk with you about all the possibilities.
Attend a Special Event:
Would you like to support JBWS' life saving mission while having a great time with your loved ones?
If so, then consider attending one of JBWS' Special Events!
From golf outings and half-marathons to grand evenings of food/drink and exciting auctions, JBWS truly has something for everyone.
Join Our Fundraising Committees:
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 one of the JBWS Fundraising Committees as they plan their future events.
These Fundraising Committees were created to raise awareness and engage the broader community about the issues surrounding domestic violence. The dynamic and dedicated group of volunteers and staff aim to create visibility within the community through events. Each year, the groups host a tastings event, a golf outing, an auction, a tricky tray, and more. Please contact the VP of Development at 973.267.7520 x123 for more details!
Organize Your Own Fundraising Event or Collection Drive:
- Donate gift cards to supermarkets, retail stores, or even Amazon
- Contribute to our Wish List of food, toiletries, baby items, medicine, and cleaning supplies
- Run a promotion and donate a percentage of your business sales to JBWS
- Donate used clothing, bedding, towels, curtains, and handbags to benefit JBWS in the bin located at 100 North Road in Chester, NJ (follow the signs to the EMT building)
- Sponsor a bowl-a-thon or dance-a-thon to benefit the services of JBWS
- Host an apartment shower for a survivor moving into transitional living or utilizing our Rapid Re-Housing program
- Adopt-A-Family to provide one year’s worth of staple food and household items as they leave the emergency safe house to begin their path to self-sufficiency
Host A Friend-Raiser:
Help Us Spread Awareness!
Due to the prevalence of domestic violence, it is highly likely that every person knows someone who is experiencing abuse right now. It's important to share information about domestic violence with your community so anyone experiencing abuse knows that there are resources available to help them.
Arrange a Speaker:
We encourage members of our community to become actively engaged in our mission to end domestic violence. You can help us promote healthy relationships by inviting JBWS to speak at your school, college, workplace, club meeting, or house of worship.
You can schedule a professional training program for your agency, hospital, firm, or department. You can even invite a member of JBWS to attend your book club meeting to speak about the warning signs of domestic violence and how you can help.
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Share Information About JBWS:
One of the most effective ways to support JBWS is simply by talking about our organization! Start conversations with your family members, friends, and colleagues to ensure that they know the signs of domestic violence and are aware of the resources available to help.
To convey the depth and breadth of our services more effectively, we have compiled a Community Resources page. Filled with shareable and downloadable content, such as agency videos, flyers, brochures, JBWS program overviews, toolkits, and more, this page has everything you need to start talking about JBWS in your community!
Further Connect With JBWS!
Stay engaged with JBWS by joining our email list and following us on social media! If you join our email list, you will receive monthly newsletters and invitations to our special events!
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