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June 12, 12:53 PM ET
JCADA's support services help victims and survivors of all kinds of abuse, including Elder Abuse! Visit Montgomery County's Senior Safety Forum THIS THURSDAY to see how JCADA helps seniors understand and advocate for their rights, as well as heal from any past traumas they may have experienced. Details of the Forum can be found here: https://buff.ly/2M24Eej
June 11, 12:38 PM ET
Did you know, despite our growing waitllist for JCADA's clinical services, JCADA currently has NO waitlist for legal services? That's right! JCADA is able to take on new clients for peace and protective order hearings, or crime victims' rights representation today, 100% free, thanks to the generosity of people like you!

If you'd like to contribute to keeping this service available, please consider donating on behalf of the legal program at jcada.org/donate. You can even become a monthly support of JCADA, ensuring our services stay 100% free to those who need it well into the future!
June 6, 8:10 PM ET
JCADA is thrilled to announce it's selection as a member of the 2018-19 The Catalogue for Philanthropy: Greater Washington's Nonprofit Class! Also on this list on incredible non-profits is our partner DC SAFE - congrats!!

We are so honored that's JCADA's mission of supporting victims of domestic abuse to become empowered and live safely, educating the community about domestic abuse and appropriate responses, and preventing future generations from experiencing domestic abuse spoke to those folks at Catalogue for Philanthropy. If our mission also speaks to you, and you would like to help keep JCADA's support services 100% free of charge, you can always make a donation on our website at jcada.org/donate.
May 31, 9:59 AM ET
We are excited to be with the Montgomery County Commission for Women and Human Rights to learn more about protections for our clients! #itsnotlove
May 18, 9:03 AM ET
JCADA is proud and excited to be sponsoring Maryland Network Against Domestic Violence’s annual conference! Come find us and learn more about how JCADA helps victims and survivors of power-based violence every day! #MNADV2018
May 9, 6:02 PM ET
It is with great sadness that the Board of Directors announces Elissa Malter Schwartz’s resignation as Executive Director of the Jewish Coalition Against Domestic Abuse (JCADA) effective immediately. During this transition, Cortney Fisher, JD, PhD, will be serving as the Interim Executive Director and our focus will remain on continuing JCADA’s important mission to support victims of domestic abuse to become empowered and live safely; educate the community about domestic abuse and appropriate responses; and prevent future generations from suffering domestic abuse. If you have any questions or concerns during this transition process, please do not hesitate to reach out to me directly at susanschor@jcada.org.

For the full statement, please read the latest JCADA blog post.
May 8, 9:07 PM ET
Power-based violence happens everywhere and can, and often do, affect individuals far outside of the relationships. JCADA is sadden by the loss of life due to this instance of power-based violence right here in Montgomery County. We are happy that the victim, his wife, was able to escape with her life and tell her story to law enforcement.

If you or someone you know is suffering from power-based violence, please call JCADA's free and confidential hotline at 1-877-88-JCADA(52232). If you are concerned for your immediate safety, please dial 911.

Here are some other local numbers you can call in you are in need of any other service:

National Domestic Violence Hotline - 800-799-SAFE (7233) (24 hr)
National Teen Dating Abuse Helpline - 866-331-9474 (24 hr)
LoveIsRespect's Texting Hotline - Text LOVEIS to 22522
DC Victim Hotline - 844-4HELPDC​ (1-844-443-5732)
Montgomery County Abused Persons Program - 240-777-4673 (24hr)
Montgomery County Family Justice Center - 240-773-0444
Jewish Social Service Agency (JSSA) - 301-990-6880
Prince George's County Hotline - 301-731-1203 (24hr)
Alexandria City Hotline - 703-838-4911 (24hr)
Fairfax County Hotline - 703-360-7273 (24hr)
LGBTQ Partner Abuse and Sexual Assault Helpline - 1-866-356-6998 (M-F 8am-8pm)
National Suicide Prevention Hotline - 1-800-273-8255 (24hr)
May 2, 10:49 AM ET

April 25, 5:15 PM ET
Today is #DenimDay👖it is a day we remember that what we wear is never an excuse or invitation for sexual assault. JCADA’s staff proudly wore denim in honor of the victim whose rape conviction was overturned because she had on “very, very tight jeans.” To learn more about the origins of Denim Day check out their website at denimdayinfo.org/about. #DCSAAM #SAAM #itsnotlove #StopVictimBlaming
April 12, 10:35 AM ET
We were thrilled to be a part of Occupy McKeldin yesterday at University of Maryland, College Park! It was great to see so many young women and men using their voices to stand up and speak out against #SexualViolence! Shout out to PSA for coordinating such a great event. Continue to use your voice this #SAAM and all year long to stop victim blaming and demand change to help support victims and survivors. #itsnotlove #dcsaam
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