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.
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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 of 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 completed one or more of the following in order to qualify as a 2020 JCADA Community Partner:
Hosted an AWARE® workshop
Participated in our Building Better Allies (BBA) training
Tabled at the JCADA 5K & Wellness Day
Referred someone to JCADA’s 100% free support services
Assisted one of JCADA’s clients
Participated in Purple Shabbat
If you are interested in ways you can support JCADA’s efforts, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or donate today!
AXO University of Maryland
Bender JCC of Greater Washington
Beth El Hebrew Congregatation
Beth Sholom Congregation and Talmud Torah
Broad Run High School
Camp Tel Yehudah
Charles E Smith Life Communities
Churchill High School
Columbia Heights Educational Campus
Congregation B’nai Tzedek
Congregation Beth El Bethesda
Congregation Beth Emeth
Congregation Etz Hayim
DVRP Panel: Supporting Survivors in Faith-Based Spaces
DVS Legal Services
Fairfax County Domestic and Sexual Violence Services
Fairfax County Tier One Training
Family Justice Center of Montgomery County
Georgetown Day School Sexual Assault Summit
Gesher Jewish Day School
Kehilat Pardes – The Rock Creek Park Congregation
Kesher Israel: The Georgetown Synagogue
Kol Ami: NOVA Reconstructionist Community
Landon Madeira School
Magen David Sephardic Congregation
Milton Gottesman Jewish Day School
SafeBAE Virtual Consent Summit (NOVA)
Temple Etz Hayim
Temple Rodef Shalom
Walt Whitman High School
Washington Hebrew Congregation