SUPPORT & SERVICES.
JCADA serves all victims and survivors of power-based violence, as well as their friends and families, who are 14 years of age and older currently living in the greater Washington area. 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 can receive information, support, and safety planning. Callers can be either survivors or victims of power-based violence, seeking support for themselves, witnesses to power-based violence, or individuals concerned about someone who may be experiencing power-based violence.
In limited circumstances, JCADA can offer in-person crisis counseling. This service does not guarantee continued individual counseling at JCADA.
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 services fall into two categories: direct representation and Legal Access. They can be accessed in addition to or separately from clinical services.
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
If you are in immediate danger, please call 9-1-1.
JCADA advocates assist existing/ enrolled clients with many other needs that fall outside traditional legal or clinical support.
Public Assistance Applications
Current clients of the clinical or legal program are eligible for victim advocacy services.
Individuals calling specifically regarding 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