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Human Services : Social Services

Jersey Battered Women's Service

Helping those hurt by domestic abuse.

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Impact Information is available from our partner, GuideStar

four stars

98.98

P.O. Box 1437 Morristown, NJ 07962
tel: (973) 267-7520   Web Site
EIN: 22-2170048

Board Leadership
Amy Komoroski Wiwi
Chair

CEO
Diane Williams
President & CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 98.98 four stars
  Financial 98.56 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 02/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Founded in 1976, Jersey Battered Women's Service (JBWS) in Morris County, NJ is a full-service domestic violence and domestic abuse prevention agency with volunteer opportunities. The services include a 24-hour hotline; counseling; safe house; transitional living; children's services; life skills education; vocational counseling; batterer's intervention; legal assistance; teen dating violence services; professional training, education and youth prevention programs; and the Morris Family Justice Center. The mission of JBWS is the prevention of domestic violence through the protection and empowerment of the victim, the rehabilitation of family members, the advocacy for social reform to prevent partner violence, and the education of the public about domestic violence and its consequences.

Founded in 1976, Jersey Battered Women's Service (JBWS) in Morris County, NJ is a full-service domestic violence and domestic abuse prevention agency with volunteer opportunities. The services include a 24-hour hotline; counseling; safe house; transitional living; children's services; life skills education; vocational counseling; batterer's intervention; legal assistance; teen dating violence services; professional training, education and youth prevention programs; and the Morris Family Justice Center. The mission of JBWS is the prevention of domestic violence through the protection and empowerment of the victim, the rehabilitation of family members, the advocacy for social reform to prevent partner violence, and the education of the public about domestic violence and its consequences.

Impact Information

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Reported Results
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Total in 2017
Average length of stay (in days)
58
Total dollar amount of grants awarded
2,353,870
Total number of grants awarded
40
Number of facilities improved
2
Average grant amount
58,847
Number of participants counseled
2,831
Number of phone calls/inquiries
6,280
Number of volunteers
202
Number of clients served
2,831
Number of external speaking requests for members of the organization
617
Number of coalition meetings
20
Number of testimonies offered
3
Number of press releases developed and distributed
24
Number of overall donors
1,923
Number of people on the organization's email list
4,272
Number of grants received
40
Total number of volunteer hours contributed to the organization
12,095
Number of Facebook followers
1,267
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This impact information is current as of March 2019, when it was provided to us by GuideStar. At this time, Impact information published on this organization's page has no effect on its rating per our methodology.

Financial

four stars

98.56

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 02/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.
Overall Rating Chart
  Program Expenses
(Percent of the charity's total expenses spent on the programs
and services it delivers)
85.8%
  Administrative Expenses 10.1%
  Fundraising Expenses 3.9%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.04
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 2.29
  Program Expenses Growth 8.6%
  Liabilities to Assets 2.7%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Jersey Battered Women's Service on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Jersey Battered Women's Service on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Jersey Battered Women's Service (NJ) 98.98 four stars
Chrysalis Shelter for Victims of Domestic Violence (AZ) 88.45 three stars
Sanctuary for Families (NY) 92.24 four stars
Partnership Against Domestic Violence (GA) 94.39 four stars
HAVEN (MI) 88.11 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,100,474
   Federated Campaigns $20,767
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $374,928
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $2,186,055
Total Contributions $3,682,224
   Program Service Revenue $87,398
Total Primary Revenue $3,769,622
   Other Revenue $451,680
TOTAL REVENUE $4,221,302
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $3,564,712
   Administrative Expenses $418,742
   Fundraising Expenses $164,060
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $4,147,514
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $73,788
   
Net Assets $10,508,839

Program names and associated costs are listed for the top programs as reported on the charity's most recently filed Form 990. The top programs displayed will include the largest three programs, or those programs covering at least 60% of the charity's total expenses, whichever comes first.

Program Name Amount Spent % of Program Expenses
Arbour House $833,458 23.4%
Simon House $647,609 18.2%
Counseling & Advocacy $564,596 15.8%

Ratings History
Jersey Battered Women's Service has received 4 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-12 02/01/2019 98.98 four stars
2016-12 04/01/2018 99.15 four stars
2015-12 02/01/2017 95.99 four stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 94.85 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 12/01/2015 91.71 four stars
2013-12 06/01/2015 88.53 three stars
2012-12 12/01/2013 84.25 three stars
2011-12 04/01/2013 86.35 three stars
2010-12 02/01/2012 86.55 three stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 90.88 four stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 04/01/2011 85.84 three stars
2008-12 04/01/2010 89.07 three stars
2007-12 07/01/2009 86.09 three stars
2006-12 10/01/2007 88.64 three stars
2005-12 11/01/2006 91.64 four stars
2004-12 12/01/2005 93.63 four stars
2003-12 08/01/2005 93.52 four stars

The data displayed on this tab is provided by the IRS in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

EIN 22-2170048
Name in IRS Master File JERSEY BATTERED WOMENS SERVICE
NTEE Code P43
NTEE Classification Family Violence Shelters, Services
NTEE Type Human Services - Multipurpose and Other
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (563) Marriage counseling
Foundation Status Hospital or medical research organization 170(b)(1)(A)(iii)
Deductibility Contributions are deductible
Affiliation Independent - the organization is an independent organization or an independent auxiliary (i.e., not affiliated with a National, Regional, or Geographic grouping of organizations).
Group Name [Not Applicable]
Ruling Date October, 1978
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
  • December, 2012

The data displayed in this profile is provided by the IRS for free in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$137,750 3.32% Patricia Sly Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Jersey Battered Women's Service (NJ) 98.98 four stars
Doorways for Women and Families (VA) 93.46 four stars
Mission Granbury (TX) 85.84 three stars
Domestic Abuse Project of Delaware County (PA) 90.06 four stars
Next Door Solutions to Domestic Violence (CA) 86.11 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Jersey Battered Women's Service
P.O. Box 1437
Morristown, NJ 07962
tel: (973) 267-7520
fax: (973) 605-5898
EIN: 22-2170048

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Board Leadership

Amy Komoroski Wiwi
Chair

CEO

Diane Williams
President & CEO

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