Nearly 200 guests shopped for accessories, apparel, trips, home decor and more at the Autumn Auction for Hope luncheon event.
The event raised more than ,000 toward the mission of JBWS.
All proceeds from the recent Grand Tastings event will benefit JBWS services including a 24-hour helpline, professionally-staffed safe house for victims and their children, counseling for victims, abusers and their children, legal advocacy program, transitional living resource center, teenage dating violence program, and other community educational and training services to support victims and their families.
The agency depends on the community for a substantial portion of its funding.
Though estimates of dating violence vary, one study funded by the National Institute of Justice found the following results from a sample of middle and high schools in New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania: • 33% of students responding reported experiencing psychological dating abuse • 18% reported experiencing cyber dating abuse • 21% reported experiencing physical dating violence • 9% reported experiencing sexual coercion Through small group discussions and an interactive play called Remote Control by Deana’s Educational Theater, the students had the opportunity to learn about the warning signs of dating abuse and how to help.
Lee is the Senior Vice President Human Resources & CDO of Wyndham Worldwide in Parsippany where she engages the employees in various volunteer projects on behalf of the families served by JBWS.
For more information on JBWS, to volunteer, or to make a contribution, visit org.
For safety and counseling, call the 24-hour helpline at 973-267-4763.
“We are grateful,” says JBWS director of community relations Regina Braham, “to the Randolph Municipal Alliance and the Mountain Lakes Town Club for their grants to sponsor Remote Control.
“The realistic depiction of a dating abusive relationship in the play, leads to a very engaging discussion on how a friend can help both the victim and the person using abusive and controlling behavior.” This is the second year that Randolph High School student Rachel Glineman (l) attended the Youth Leadership Conference.