How You Can Help
Help A Friend
Step 1: Understand what abuse is
Domestic Abuse is a pattern of controlling behavior that often leaves victims feeling isolated and alone.
Step 2: See if there are warning signs that your friend may be in an abusive relationship:
Does your friend . . .
Step 3: How to help a friend in an abusive relationship
Become a partner
Join us and become a JCADA partner or Synagogue liaison
If you work with an organization that JCADA can partner with, let us know!
JCADA is also working to identify one or two members of each area synagogue to be JCADA’s official Synagogue Liaisons.
To contact us to become a member of the JCADA community outreach program click here.
Volunteering and Internships
Join the JCADA Volunteer Corps
Volunteers may be called upon to help with large mailings, staff information booths at community events, or assist with large events. Individuals in various fields may also be called upon to lend their professional services from time to time. Please contact us if you would like to volunteer your time to help JCADA fulfill its mission.
Bar/Bat Mitzvah Projects
Youngsters preparing to become a Bar/Bat Mitzvah may wish to work with JCADA on a mitzvah project. Please contact us at 301-315-8040 for more information.
Apply for an Internship
JCADA is currently seeking college and high school interns to work in the Rockville office. These are unpaid positions, but class credit is available. Intern schedules are flexible, preferably 10-15 hours per week for the semester. Contact the JCADA office for more details.
Recycle Your Old Cell Phones
Do you have an old cell phone lying around? Donate it! Victims of domestic abuse often need cell phones, temporarily or permanently, to help them deal with an abusive situation or to rebuild their lives. JCADA works with a community service program to recycle your old cell phones and make them available to new clients. It can be old and even broken (cracked screen, water damage, you name it). No charger or accessories needed. In addition, you'll be "going green" since your phone will not end up in a landfill.
We are now accepting old and broken iPods and iPads!
Drop it in one of the purple boxes at our community sites: Kehilat Shalom, Tikvat Israel Congregation, Gesher Jewish Day School, Hebrew Home of Greater Washington, JCC of Greater Washington, Jewish Foundations for Group Homes .
You can also send your used cell phones to P.O. Box 2266 Rockville, MD 20852 or contact us to arrange a convenient time to drop them off.
Interested in starting a new collection site? Contact the JCADA office and we would be happy to provide you the materials.
Donate Your Unused Gift Cards
All gifts support Victims of domestic abuse who are trying to rebuild their lives.
Please send your unused gift cards to P.O. Box 2266 Rockville, MD 20852 or contact us to arrange a convenient time to drop them off.
Donate Auction Items
Auction items of all types are needed for our events and special online auctions. Donations may include sports tickets or memorabilia, travel and leisure items, artwork, gift certificates, a spa day, theater tickets, etc.
Please contact us for more information.
Spread the word
Distribute Bathroom Posters in Your Community
Join Our Mailing List
Sign up for our Email Alerts to learn about upcoming events and programs. The email listserv helps JCADA cut down on its operating costs.
Participate in Domestic Violence Awareness Month
October is DVAM, Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Join us in bringing awareness and education to the issue of domestic abuse our Jewish community. Read the History of Domestic Violence Awareness Month.
Tell Us Your Story
JCADA is committed to providing high quality services to all residents
of the Greater Washington DC Jewish community as well as the community at large
without regard to ability, background, faith, gender or sexual orientation.
JCADA PO Box 2266 · Rockville, MD 20847 · JCADA@JCADA.ORG
1-877-88-JCADA · 301-315-8040 · 301-315-8043 (fax) · Helpline: 301-529-0073