The Gibbons Women's Initiative Hosts Housewarming Donation Drive for the Jersey Battered Women's Service
April 30, 2012
The Gibbons Women’s Initiative hosted a “housewarming” donation drive benefiting the women and their children who are being housed, temporarily and permanently, by the Jersey Battered Women’s Service center in Morris County.
Members of the Women’s Initiative donated hundreds of household items to help these families transition out of crisis and “start over.” The items donated ranged from kitchen appliances to bedroom/bathroom necessities, as well as miscellaneous household products. These items are provided to the women as they transition out of the program and into their own housing.
Jeanne Braham, Director of Community Relations for the Jersey Battered Women’s Service (JBWS) was the featured speaker at Friday’s meeting. She provided the group with background on JBWS, a full-service domestic violence and domestic abuse prevention agency with services including a 24-hour hotline; counseling; safe house; transitional living; life skills education; vocational counseling; batterers’ intervention; legal assistance; teen dating violence services; and professional training, education and youth prevention programs.