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JBWS offers confidential services to ALL survivors of abuse regardless of severity of the abuse, marital status, income, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, ethnicity, or national origin. Our comprehensive, professionally staffed programs serve anyone who primarily lives or works in Morris County, New Jersey. It is JBWS’ mission to offer safety, support, and solutions to survivors of abuse, people who choose to use abuse, and their children, friends, and family members. Be sure to check under Safety, Support, and Solutions to learn about the numerous services that JBWS offers to those impacted by domestic violence.
*Professionals, friends and family members planning to make a referral to JBWS for services are welcome to speak first with a JBWS staff member (1.877.782.2873 or 1.877. R.U.ABUSED) to get more information about the person’s options.
If you need help, call 1.877.782.2873 or 1.877.R.U.ABUSED Hablamos Espanol. Deaf/Heard of Hearing? Text: 973.314.4192
This confidential helpline is managed by trained staff and volunteers who are prepared 24/7 to provide information, assist with safety planning, or to just listen and support callers. As the helpline is confidential, callers can remain anonymous. The helpline is also open to friends, family members, and professionals associated with the victim to learn the most effective ways to help.
For access to Arbour House, JBWS’ Emergency Safe House, or any of our counseling programs, please call the helpline for assistance.
Crisis Response Team:
When an incident of domestic violence is reported to the police, members of JBWS’ Crisis Response Team (CRT) are informed. Then a trained member of JBWS who has no affiliation with law enforcement, can either come to the police department, hospital, safe space in the community or connect virtually with a person experiencing abuse. The CRT can provide emotional support, information, referrals, help with safety planning, and help a person apply for a Temporary Restraining Order (TRO).
If you’re interested in being a member of the Crisis Response Team, email Robin Hughes at email@example.com
Known as Arbour House, JWBS’ Emergency Safe House provides temporary housing for adults and children who need a safe place to stay. Arbour House is large, beautiful, warm and comfortable but most importantly, it is secure. This is because the primary reason people come to Arbour House is for protection from abuse.
Staying in Arbour House allows survivors to continue daily activities such as: supervising their children, shopping for food, preparing meals, and, if able, to continue going to work. Both single adults and adults with their children stay in private bedrooms but share living room and kitchen areas with other families. Individual and group counseling, housing, case management, financial, and legal resources are also available.
Please call our 24-hour helpline: 1.877.782.2873 or 1.877.R.U.ABUSED if you or someone you know is in danger and may need to come to Arbour House.
When the stay at JBWS’ Arbour House is not long enough to overcome the obstacles of abuse, the Carol G. Simon Transitional Living Resource Center (TLRC) is the next step. Through the Transitional Living Program (TLP), housed within TLRC, adults and their children can live in one of eleven fully furnished apartments for up to two years.
During their stay, clients can receive individual counseling, case management, life skills development, financial education, vocational development, services for children, and assistance finding permanent housing.
If you’re in need of legal assistance or advocacy, JBWS can help. Our legal advocates are available to support those in need of legal protection, can meet with them at the Superior Courthouse in Morristown, or at the JBWS-led Morris Family Justice Center (MFJC). We have both Spanish speaking staff and interpreters available to better assist anyone in need of support.
Legal advocates can:
- Share information about the dynamics of abuse, legal options, and reliefs available through court orders
- Support clients in filing for a Temporary Restraining Order (TRO) and Final Restraining Order (FRO), as well as Dismissals of Restraining Orders
- Assist victims throughout the restraining order process and provide support in family court
- Support people in accessing pro bono legal representation
To learn more about our legal assistance and the MFJC’s complete list of services and walk-in hours, go to www.morrisfjc.org.
Adult Counseling Services:
Individualized Support and Safety Planning:
Speaking with a professionally trained counselor can help our clients understand the dynamics of abuse, examine the problems it causes, and connect clients with helpful resources. Call 877.R.U.ABUSED or 1.877.782.2873 to learn more.
Specialized Support Groups
Support groups are offered at various times throughout the week in both English and Spanish. These groups are facilitated by professional counselors and provide the opportunity to learn from others, restore self-confidence, reduce feelings of isolation, gain knowledge of one’s rights, and develop safety plans. Call 877.R.U.ABUSED or 1.877.782.2873 to learn more.
Center For Healthy Relationships:
This is JBWS’ safe place to explore difficult relationships. Our specialized, confidential counseling programs are designed to support adults, adolescents, and children impacted by abuse.
Call the helpline (1.877.R.U.ABUSED) to explore which service is best for you.
Child and Adolescent Services:
Children aged three to eighteen participate in these services to help them sort through conflicting feelings of anger, sadness, fear, and love. This program strives to reduce risk factors connected to childhood exposure to domestic violence and to break the intergenerational cycle of abuse. It provides an opportunity to help the children and adolescents heal, build coping skills, express feelings, improve conflict resolution skills and understand healthy relationships. Additional services offered to residential clients include parental support, advocacy, information and referral, recreational activities, holiday fun and special events.
Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral TherapyIn this evidence-based model, JBWS offers counseling support for children and caregivers to teach them skills to improve challenging behaviors and manage difficult feelings. Services are provided by professionally training counselors and applied in a safe setting with children up to age 18 and their caregiver.
Call 1.877.R.U.ABUSED or 1.877.782.2873 to learn more about Child and Adolescent Services.
Morris Family Justice Center:
The JBWS-led Morris Family Justice Center (MFJC) provides supportive services and legal resources to clients through a collaboration of partner agencies in one location. The MFJC is JBWS' first publicly known location where survivors can walk in to access services and be connected with the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office, County of Morris, Morris Sexual Assault Center, Morris County Superior Court, Legal Services of Northwest Jersey, Morris County Organization for Hispanic Affairs, Morris County Sheriff’s Office and Morris County Bar Association and professional staff will work together to coordinate service for our clients.
The model of the MFJC is recognized as a best practice in the field of domestic violence by the U.S. Department of Justice. For more information about the MFJC, including its location and how to access its services, please visit morrisfjc.org, click here or call 973.829.4050.
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Teen Dating Abuse Prevention:
One in three teens will experience dating abuse and JBWS’ Dating Abuse Prevention Program (DAPP), known as No2DatingAbuse, is here to help. These services will help teenagers identify types of abuse, recognize the warning signs of abusive relationships, and provide emotional support and safety planning. Confidential counseling is available for both teenagers who are experiencing abuse and teenagers who are using abuse in their relationship.
When an adolescent or young adult is involved in an abusive relationship, parents can play an important role in supporting them and keeping them safe. To learn how you can help, call JBWS’ 24-hour helpline (1.877.R.U.ABUSED or 1.877.782.2873) and ask to speak with a counselor.
For school personnel and professionals:
School personnel and professionals are encouraged to call JBWS to learn more about how to address dating abuse and make referrals. Resources on Teen Dating Violence for School Personnel and Counselors. Please call the 24-hour helpline (1.877.R.U.ABUSED or 1.877.782.2873) for a referral to a counselor.
For more information about No2DatingAbuse click here, call 973.267.7520 Ext. 136 or email: No2datingabuse@jbws.org
Jersey Center For Non-Violence:
Designed for those who have used abuse in their relationships, the Jersey Center for Non-Violence offers confidential group counseling services for people to examine their use of control, force, and/or abuse within intimate relationships and to learn healthy alternatives. Initially, participants meet privately with a professional counselor and then join one of the many groups held throughout the week.
The perspective of other group members paired with insight from facilitators, allow group participants to begin developing a new personal outlook. Group discussions cover the identification of forceful behaviors and abuse, the motivations for using those behaviors as well as healthy boundaries, anger management, the impact of abuse on children witnesses, parenting and more.
To learn more about JCNV call 973.539.7801
Social workers, counselors, school personnel, police officers, attorneys, criminal justice staff, school, healthcare personnel, and more learn to assess and intervene in cases of intimate partner violence.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 973.267.7520 Ext. 121 for more information.
Domestic violence grows in silence and education is the best defense against it. JBWS does presentations to civic clubs, businesses, and faith-based organizations to educate the community about domestic violence.
For more information call 973.267.7520 Ext. 124