The Morris Family Justice Center Turns 7!

Posted on March 17, 2023

Seven years ago this week, the JBWS-led Morris Family Justice Center (MFJC) opened! As JBWS’ first public location, the MFJC enables people to just walk in and be immediately connected…

A Life of Service: Fiorella Diaz

Posted on February 28, 2023

Fiorella Diaz, our Director of Housing and Supportive Services, became a social worker because of an interaction she had with her grandfather at the hospital.   He had come to…

Celebrating Black History Month

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Dear Staff, Community Partners, Volunteers and Supporters,   At JBWS, we honor Black History Month to raise awareness of Black culture and recognize all individuals who continue to shape the…

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…