24-Hour Helpline & Referral: 1.877.782.2873
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JBWS text/chat is currently unavailable. For deaf survivors, contact National Domestic Violence Videophone for Deaf Survivors at (855) 812-1001

 

Chat or text with an advocate by going to the National Domestic Violence Hotline, click on “Chat Now”; or text LOVEIS to 22522.

 

JBWS is a private, confidential service welcoming ALL survivors of dating, domestic, or partner abuse (and their family members) regardless of severity of the abuse, marital status, income, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, or ethnicity.

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Safety

Our 24-Hour Helpline, Emergency Safe House Shelter, and Transitional Living Program assist survivors on their path to safety.

Best practice guidelines are in place to keep our residents safe during Covid-19.

Please call our 24-Hour Helpline to talk with a counselor about all of your options.

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Support

Our Center for Healthy Relationships offers specialized counseling programs designed to support adults, adolescents and children impacted by partner abuse.

Our Morris Family Justice Center, led by JBWS, provides support and legal resources through a coordinated collaboration of partner agencies.

Our Jersey Center for Non-Violence counseling services help people examine their use of control, force and/or abuse within intimate relationships and learn alternatives.

Survivors come to us with many experiences of power and control, whether in the form of interpersonal violence or racism or the many other forms of oppression, and they cannot be separated one from the other. We are here to support you across the breadth of your experiences. Read our full statement.

JBWS Stands Against Racism

JBWS está en contra del racismo

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Solutions

Our professional training programs, community education presentations, and youth and school programs have been adapted successfully to online platforms during Covid-19. Become part of the solution. Invite us to speak to your group today. Learn more.

Our mission is the prevention of domestic violence. JBWS recognizes that all forms of violence and oppression are connected and stands with our Black community and Communities of Color as we work toward building a society that is just, equitable and safe for all.

Learn more about the impact of Domestic Violence in Communities of Color.

2022 Annual Report

In 2022, JBWS saw a shocking increase in the number of clients served in nearly every single one of our programs. There was a 98% increase in people receiving support from our adult counseling services, a 79% increase in adults and children seeking services from the Morris Family Justice Center, a 73% increase in days survivors stayed at JBWS' Emergency Safe House Shelter, and much more.

 

This report details how we were able to manage those increase in services, implement a wellness initiative to support both staff and survivors, and host several record breaking special events to support our survivors.

Survivors Stories

Some of our brave survivors of abuse share their stories of perseverance, hope, and how they found their strength with help from JBWS.

If you or someone you know needs help, call our 24/7 confidential helpline: 1-877-R-U-ABUSED.

Candy's story

Margaret and Claire's story

Jaraun's story

Vanessa's story

News & Events

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News

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…

Events

Support a life-saving cause while engaging in some of your favorite activities. Golf, tastings, shopping, games of chance, awareness raising, and more.

 

Help Us

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Volunteer

Volunteers provide valuable services toward accomplishing the mission of JBWS. Each year, more than 200 JBWS volunteers contribute over 15,000 hours of services to our Morris County-based service.

Wish List

Your donations of food, toiletries, diapers, over-the-counter medicines, help to defray our costs and meet our residents’ most basic needs.

Arrange a Program

Invite us to speak at your school, college, workplace, club meeting, or house of worship. Call 973-267-7520 ex. 124

Fundraising Committee

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 the JBWS Friends Fundraising Committee.

Recognitions

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JBWS achieved the Platinum Seal of Transparency on GuideStar, once again in 2022. Of the more than 49,000 New Jersey Nonprofit Organizations listed on GuideStar, only 182 have received this highest rating!

 

For details, visit GuideStar.org.

 

Charity Navigator, America’s premier independent charity evaluator, has awarded JBWS a four star rating. For the second year in a row, JBWS was named to Charity Navigator’s Top 10 List of the most highly-rated charities in New Jersey.

 

For details, visit CharityNavigator.org.