Dear Santa

Posted on December 14, 2022

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…

The Holidays at the Shelter

Posted on December 14, 2022

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,…

Providing Resources for Hope

Posted on November 8, 2022

“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…

How The Notebook Romanticizes Abuse

Posted on October 9, 2022

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…

The Real Terror in the Nightmare Before Christmas is Abuse  

Posted on October 6, 2022

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….

Domestic Violence in the South Asian Community

Posted on October 3, 2022

“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…

Violence is Never Funny: Miss Piggy and Kermit the Frog

Posted on October 2, 2022

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 Receives $10,000 from Liberty Torchbearers

Posted on September 21, 2022

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…

Golfing for Good: 23rd Annual Verizon Hope Classic 

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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…

Domestic Violence and the Classroom

Posted on August 31, 2022

School is back in session and you’re attending the first class of your favorite subject, but you can’t focus on anything the teacher is saying. You’re consumed with worry about…