Remembering Ted

Ted discovered JBWS during one of his walks.


On a morning stroll, Ted came across an intersection where he struck up a conversation with a sleepy looking crossing guard. When asked about her level of exhaustion, the crossing guard explained that she was a member of JBWS’ Crisis Response Team (CRT) and was called to a police station in the middle of the night.


She explained that members of the CRT program are dispatched 24/7 to hospitals and police stations to provide critical support to victims of domestic violence. In these critical moments, people hurting from abuse are given resources about safety planning, restraining orders, and all of JBWS’ services.


Ted was so moved by the work of the Crisis Response Team and the dedication of this volunteer and all the CRT Volunteers he knew he had to get involved. Unable to become a CRT himself, Ted began funding the emergent needs of the CRT program. He would donate several hundred dollars worth of Uber gift cards to ensure that our clients always had a safe ride from the police station or could make it to court without any additional anxiety.


Tragically, Ted passed away suddenly this year but continues to support JBWS in a trust left for the CRT program. We will never forget your warmth, compassion, and kindness. Thank you for being such an integral part of JBWS’ mission. We will miss you.


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