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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

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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…