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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Special COVID-19 Message: 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. Please call our 24-hour helpline to talk with a counselor about all of your options.

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Special COVID-19 Message: All of our support programs will remain open through remote options until further notice. Learn more.

Open Letter to Our Program Participants: JBWS Stands Against Racism  JBWS está en contra del racismo

Support Services:

Our Center for Healthy Relationships is a safe place to explore difficult relationships. Our specialized counseling programs are 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 collaboration of partner agencies who will work together to answer questions and coordinate services.

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

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Special COVID-19 Message: Our professional training programs, community education presentations, and youth and school programs have been adapted to online platforms. 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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We are pleased to share Safe Places-JBWS 2019 Annual Report. Thanks to your amazing dedication to our mission, JBWS continues its critical work to provide safety, support, and solutions for domestic abuse. In this report, we highlight our year’s accomplishments and feature a few new exciting initiatives. As we look ahead to the second half of 2020 and beyond, we face an uncertain future. However, we know that with you by our side, we can continue to create safe places for everyone who needs them. Thank you!


JBWS Brings the Spirit of Camp to the Campers

More than 20 children impacted by domestic violence will find hope this summer through our traditional Daniel J. Wilcox Camp HOPE NJ, a one-week camping experience. Due to COVID-19, our counselors have pivoted to an online format. Camp may look a little different from previous years but the philosophy, spirit and goals will remain the same.  Kids will have time to get silly and time to reflect. Help us build strong, bright, hopeful futures for our campers.

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Highlights & Events

How You Can Help During the Pandemic

Posted on March 30, 2020

Your offers to help are most appreciated! But what, you ask, do we need most? Honestly, in these challenging times and with our costs rising and fundraisers being cancelled, your monetary donations are needed the most. If you are able, please DONATE NOW. Looking for…

21st Annual Verizon Hope Classic

Monday, September 28, 2020

The JBWS 21st Annual Verizon Hope Classic outing and golf clinic are SOLD OUT. Thank you for your support! If you would like to be added to the waiting list for either the outing or the clinic, please contact ndennis@jbws.org. You will be contacted if any spots…

Autumn Auction for Hope

Tuesday, October 6, 2020

The 8th Annual Autumn Auction for Hope is an energetic fundraising event offering guests the opportunity to bid on experiences, women’s apparel, accessories, jewelry, new or very gently-used designer handbags, restaurant and retail gift certificates, home décor items, and more. This year’s event will be…

JBWS Offers Online Training Opportunities for Professionals

Posted on September 2, 2020

Social workers, counselors, school personnel, daycare workers, healthcare personnel, faith-based leaders, police officers, EMTs, attorneys, criminal justice staff, and more can learn best practices to assess and intervene in cases of intimate partner violence. See our Training Topics and Descriptions. Our Professional Training Manager, Stephanie Klotz…

Tricky Tray for Hope

Posted on September 17, 2020

The Tricky Tray for Hope was a huge success! Nearly $20,000 raised! Congratulations to all of our winners and everyone who supported our first virtual Tricky Tray for Hope. And, special thanks to our sponsors, donors, and committee members who made it all possible! Sponsors:…

Special Events Calendar

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

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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.


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.