JCADA is committed to empowering victims of domestic and dating abuse to create safe environments for themselves and their children. Our trained clinicians support victims through all stages of domestic abuse. We tailor our services to address the cultural and religious barriers that are common to many of our clients, both Jewish and of other backgrounds. Abuse is about power and control. Our empowerment approach provides victims with the space, information and opportunity to make their own choices about what’s best for themselves and their families.

We serve women, men and teens ages 14 and over experiencing or witnessing domestic or dating abuse in the Greater Washington DC area.

We provide:

  • Crisis counseling
  • Specialized counseling for teens and young adults
  • Safety planning
  • Educational and therapeutic support groups
  • Alternative therapy programs (e.g., yoga, creative arts)
  • Legal resources and referrals
  • Financial planning
  • Assistance with basic necessities (e.g., grocery or gas gift cards)
  • Case management
  • Emergency cell phones
  • Confidential helpline
All clinical support services are provided FREE OF CHARGE.

When you travel by plane - flight attendants provide you with information on what to do in case of an emergency - 'please 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, 2013