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ENDING POWER-BASED VIOLENCE.

EMPOWERING SURVIVORS. 

ENSURING SAFE COMMUNITIES.

 

MISSION.

VISION.

HISTORY.

JCADA'S mission is to support victims of power-based violence to become empowered and live safely; educate the community about power-based violence and the appropriate responses; and prevent future generations from suffering power-based violence.

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JCADA's vision is to create a world free from power-based violence and upend power structures that perpetuate the continuation of that violence.

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In 1999, the Washington Jewish Week (WJW) wrote about the prevalence of domestic abuse in the Greater Washington Jewish community and the lack of resources to help victims. In response, community members convened to address this gap. They reviewed models from around the country and established JCADA the following year to provide holistic services for victims of domestic and dating abuse in the Greater Washington area. The goal was to deliver comprehensive services to victims while empowering future generations to develop healthy relationships.

 

Today, JCADA is committed to providing high-quality services to all residents of the Greater Washington DC community, without regard to race, national origin, ability, background, faith, gender, or sexual orientation. We have expanded our services to encompass victims and survivors of all power-based violence, a form of violence that has a primary motivator: assertion of power, control and/or intimidation in order to harm another. 

CORE

VALUES.

Select an image below to read more about the guiding principles that drive the work we do and are at the heart of every client interaction. 

 

COMMUNITY

PARTNERS.

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JCADA could not provide its life-saving support services or empower so many victims and survivors of power-based violence without help from our community partners. 

We want to thank our many partners in the Greater Washington DC Area that have shown a commitment to our mission. Your support and contributions enable us to continue to advocate on behalf of victims and survivors of power-based violence.

In addition, JCADA is proud to be a partner agency of The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington. 

The organizations, agencies, and institutions below have collaborated with JCADA in one of the following ways to be recognized as a 2021 JCADA Community Partner: 

  • Hosted an AWARE® workshop

  • Participated in our Building Better Allies (BBA) training

  • Referred someone to JCADA’s 100% FREE support services

  • Assisted one of JCADA’s clients

  • Participated in Purple Shabbat

  • Donated to JCADA as an agency

  • Presented at a Friends of JCADA Program

  • Sponsored a Gift Card Drive to support JCADA's clients
     

If you are interested in ways you can support JCADA’s efforts, please e-mail jcada@jcada.org or donate today! 

 

A Way Forward

A Wider Circle

Adas Israel

Adat Reyim

Adat Shalom

Agudas Achim

Anchor Fund

Artemis House

Asian Pacific American Legal Resource Center

AXO University of Maryland

Ayuda

B’nai Israel

BBYO

Bender JCC of Greater Washington

Bet Mishpachah

Beth El Hebrew Alexandria

Beth Sholom Congregation and Talmud Torah

Bethesda Cares

Boat People S.O.S.

Broad Run High School

Camp Tel Yehudah

Capital Area Food Banks

Capital Camps

Career Catchers

Catholic Charities Legal Network

Catholic Charities, Archdiocese of Washington

Catholic Charities, Diocese of Arlington

Chabad Potomac

Charles E Smith Life Communities

Child Justice

Churchill High School

Columbia Heights Educational Campus

Community Legal Services of Prince George's County

Congregation B’nai Tzedek

Congregation Beth El

Congregation Beth Emeth

Congregation Etz Hayim

DASH (District Alliance for Safe Housing)

DAWN

DC - SAVRAA

DC Forensic Nurse Examiners

DC Safe

DC Volunteer Lawyers Project

DVRP Panel: Supporting Survivors in Faith-Based Spaces

DVS Legal Services

Ethiopian Community Development Council

Fairfax County Domestic and Sexual Violence Services

Fairfax County Tier One Training

Family Justice Center of Montgomery County

Family Services, Inc.

First Shift Justice Project

GatherDC

Georgetown Day School Sexual Assault Summit

Georgetown University

Gesher Jewish Day School

Gilchrist Immigration Center

GW Hillel

HIAS

Hill Havurah

Holton Arms

House of Ruth

Identity, Inc

Interfaith Works

JCA (Jewish Council for the Aging)

JSSA

JTeen Philanthropy

Just Neighbors

Kehilat Pardes The Rock Creek Synagogue

Kesher Israel: The Georgetown Synagogue

Kol Ami: NOVA Reconstructionist Community

Landon Madeira School

Latinos for Empowerment in Virginia

Legal Aid Society of DC

Legal Services of Northern Virginia

Lighthouse DC

Machar Washington Congregation for Humanistic Judaism

Magen David Sephardic Congregation

Manna Food Bank

Maret School

Mary’s Center

Maryland Legal Aid

Men Can Stop Rape

Milton Gottesman Jewish Day School

Montgomery County Holiday Giving Project

Montgomery County Libraries

Montgomery County Pro Bono Bar Foundation

Network for Victim Recovery of DC (NVRDC)

Northern Virginia Community College

Northern Virginia Family Services

NVRDC

Office to Prevent and End Homelessness (Fairfax County)

Ohr Kodesh

One Digital

ORA

Phoenix Computers

Safe Sisters Circle

SafeBAE Virtual Consent Summit (NOVA)

Savannah Jewish Educational Alliance

Second Chance Garage

Segulah Minyan

Senior Connection

Shaare Tifilah Congregation

Shaare Torah

Sister Circle

Tahirih Justice Center

Temple Beth Ami

Temple Emanuel

Temple Etz Hayim

Temple Rodef Shalom

Temple Shalom

The Madeira School

The Musicianship

The Potomac School

The Wendt Center for Loss and Healing

The Women's Center

Tikkun Leil Shabbat

Turnaround

Ujima

University Maryland

Vehicles for Change

Victim Legal Network of DC

Virginia Williams Family Resource Center

Walt Whitman High School

Washington Hebrew Congregation

Women Giving Back

Women's Law Center of MD

Yad Yehudah