WHAT WE DO
JCADA provides direct support services that are
100% free, confidential and culturally-sensitive .
JCADA serves all victims and survivors of power-based violence, as well as their friends and families, who are 14+ in VA & DC or 16+ in MD. JCADA’s services are free of charge and provided without regard to race, national origin, ability, background, faith, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation or immigration status.
JCADA operates a free and confidential helpline during business hours, where callers receive information, support, and safety planning. Callers can be survivors of power-based violence seeking support for themselves or a loved one.
In limited circumstances, JCADA can offer in-person crisis counseling. This service does not guarantee continued individual counseling at JCADA.
JCADA advocates assist existing clients with their basic needs that fall outside traditional legal or clinical support.
Public Assistance Applications
Address Confidentiality Program
Financial Literacy Education
All JCADA clinicians are licensed and have expertise in trauma and the complexities of power-based violence. Services include:
Individual Counseling & Therapy
Alternative Therapy Programs
JCADA's legal team provides representation to survivors of intimate partner violence in Protective Order and in Crime Victims' Rights cases.
JCADA HELP LINE
1-877-885-2232 | Mon - Thu 9 - 5 pm | Fri 9 am - 3 pm
NATIONAL DOMESTIC VIOLENCE HELP LINE
1-800-799-7233 | 24/7 Support | Text "start" to 88788
If you are in immediate danger, please call 9-1-1.
Current clients of the clinical or legal program are eligible for victim advocacy services.
Individuals calling who are only in need of victim advocacy services will be redirected to one of our partner agencies who can better serve them.
In addition to English, JCADA also employees clinicians who are able to give therapy in Spanish and Hebrew.
For all other languages, JCADA will arrange the necessary translation services at no cost to the client.
“When you travel by plane, flight attendants provide you with information on what to do in case of an emergency. 'Put your oxygen mask on first and then help your children.' Without JCADA’s guidance to ensure I was healthy, safe and confident, I could not have helped myself–let alone my daughter. JCADA is and always will be my oxygen mask.” - JCADA Client