24-Hour Helpline & Referral: 1.877.R.U.ABUSED
or 1.877.782.2873
Deaf/Hard of Hearing: Text 973.314.4192
Hablamos Español  Interpreters Available

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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Our 24-hour helpline, temporary safe home, and transitional living apartments assist survivors on their path to safety and remain open.

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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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.

During Covid-19, all of support programs are offered through remote options.

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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.

All forms of violence and oppression are connected. Black Lives Matter.  An open letter to the community: JBWS Stands Against Oppression June 2020

Learn more. Domestic Violence in Communities of Color

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Together, we CAN weather this storm.

Please find it in your heart to support those we serve.
When their home isn’t safe AND the world feels unsafe,
they need the refuge of JBWS more than ever.

YOU make their safety possible.
Every gift, no matter its size, shows you care.
Thanks to you, our future looks brighter!


A Survivor Story

Instances of domestic violence can rise during times of crisis. Anna, a survivor of abuse shares her story of perseverance during Covid-19 and how she found strength with help from JBWS. If you or someone you know needs help, call our  24/7 confidential helpline: 1-877-R-U-ABUSED.

Highlights & Events

JBWS Celebrates 45 Years!

Posted on March 26, 2021

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world.” – Margaret Mead. As JBWS turns 45, we reflect back on our agency’s history and the people we serve. Determined to provide relief for others experiencing isolation, loss of control, and…

Sexual Assault Awareness Month

Posted on April 1, 2021

We are proud to recognize the contributions and leadership of black women in the movement to end sexual and domestic violence throughout history.

All Forms of Violence and Oppression Are Connected

Posted on March 23, 2021

We grieve with the families of the victims of the horrific mass murder in Atlanta and recognize hate crimes against Asian American Pacific Islanders have risen during the COVID-19 pandemic. All forms of violence and oppression are connected. We cannot fight against one form of…

Virtual Tricky Tray for Hope

Tuesday, May 4, 2021

 Join us for this a fun virtual event. Support a good cause and win valuable prizes from the comfort of your home. Questions? Reach out to Lynne Acla at lacla@jbws.org. Download our Tricky Tray for Hope flyer and share it with your friends and family….

Save the Date

Monday, November 29, 2021

All good things are worth waiting for. We’re back at the Pleasantdale Château! Early Registration and Fact Sheet Coming Soon. Check back on April 12, 2021 for all the details. We strive to present an enjoyable and safe event so that we may raise critical…

2021 Special Events Calendar and Sponsorships

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


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.

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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.


JBWS achieved the Platinum Seal of Transparency on GuideStar, once again in 2019. 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

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.