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If you or someone you know is affected by power-based violence, please call JCADA's free and confidential helpline at 1-877-88-JCADA(52232)
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Yesterday, 11:12 AM ET
"But leaving—the meetings with lawyers, the court appearances, the apartment hunting, the counseling sessions, the all-consuming physical and emotional path to recovery—requires time and flexibility. Dawn Dalton, the policy director at the DC Coalition Against Domestic Violence, said scheduling demands are consistently the largest obstacle standing between the victim and a different life: “I hear, again and again, ‘I just can’t get time off work.’"

We couldn't have said it better ourselves! Read more from how paid leave can help #domesticviolence victims leave abusers in this article!
August 7, 4:56 PM ET
As summer is coming to an end and school is fast approaching, JCADA acknowledges an upcoming struggle for many of our clients: purchasing school supplies for their children. In order to assist our clients through this difficult time, JCADA will be hosting its very first school supply drive this year. You can buy supplies for clients here: https://www.amazon.com/gp/registry/wishlist/2KTWAH7C1E6JE/ref=cm_sw_em_r_z_g__wb
August 2, 3:52 PM ET
“A lot of attorneys are looking at this moment and wondering what they can do with everything in the news, and it can be overwhelming to know what you can do to help,” said Spencer Cantrell, the legal director for JCADA.“This is a really concrete way for attorneys to give back. No matter what area of law you practice, you can potentially help a victim of power-based violence.”

Read more about JCADA's #LawyersToo Campaign in this great piece by the Washington Jewish Week! To read more about how you join this effort, visit jcada.org/LawyersToo today!
July 31, 2:00 PM ET
*TRIGGER WARNING*

From the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge to the Harlem Shake videos, we've all seen video challenges go viral. Well in Pickens County, Georgia, the Sheriff's Department used the "Lip Sync Challenge" to talk about something deeper - the realities of domestic violence.

The video, while triggering, highlights a domestic violence scene all too familiar - a child witnessing the abuse of a father against their mother. The daughter calls the police and they respond, arresting the abusive father. The video ends with some shocking statistics, including that over 64,000 family violence incidents occurred in the state of Georgia last year.

The realities of domestic violence are similar here in Maryland. According to mdcourts.gov, over 1,700 DV Protective Order Petitions were brought before the courts in the month of June alone.

If you or someone you know if affected by power-based violence , please call our safe and confidential helpline at 1-877-88-JCADA(52232). If you feel that you are in immediate danger, please dial 911.
July 27, 11:03 AM ET
#ICYMI: JCADA's teen dating violence prevention initiative, @AWAREnow, was recognized as one of several established local programs making an impact in the community to end power-based violence. Check out the article! https://www.tabletmag.com/jewish-life-and-religion/265934/safe-at-home-2
July 26, 3:06 PM ET
Read more in Tablet Magazine about the work of our AWARE program and other faith sensitive prevention initiatives and support programs around the country: https://www.tabletmag.com/jewish-life-and-religion/265934/safe-at-home-2
July 25, 11:47 AM ET
JCADA is thrilled to work with Virginia's Action Alliance and many other culturally sensitive providers featured here:
July 18, 1:00 PM ET
"They have shown us all what it truly means to speak truth to power, and through their bravery, they are making change for future generations. By honoring this group who spoke out, we aim to honor all of those who are survivors of abuse."

In light of the #MeToo and #TimesUp movement, this move by the sports world to shine a light on those affected by power-based violence is truly inspiring. These brave women spoke their truth in a way that no one will forget; their courage and bravery is something we can all learn from.

If you or someone you know is affected by power-based violence, please call our free and confidential helpline at 1-877-88-JCADA(52232). We at JCADA are here to listen and offer support.
July 17, 10:10 AM ET
*Trigger Warning*

"In the media, we often fixate on the act of sexual violence itself and some sort of conclusion — a success story or tragic end for the victim. But in between those moments live survivorship and trauma. In between are years of addiction and recovery, eating disorders, therapy, self-love, self-hate, court dates, yoga, and the question 'How will I teach my child to navigate this world?'"

A powerful quote from an even more powerful article.

One of the unique aspects of JCADA's services is that you do not need to have an act of violence happen to you in order to seek services. We have victims and survivors who come to us at the point of crisis, but we also have many who come to us months and even years afterwards, when they're ready to fully deal with what happened to them.

We need to have comprehensive services for all kinds of victims and survivors. That's why JCADA's services are not only 100% free, but also not time sensitive. You can come in whenever and continue coming back for our assistance until you feel empowered to live safely.

If you or someone you know is affected by power-based violence, please do not hesitate to call our free and confidential helpline at 1-877-88-JCADA(52232).
July 13, 12:49 PM ET
Know a senior living alone? Maryland residents age 65+ can now receive a free, daily check-in call. Find more information and sign up here: http://aging.maryland.gov/Pages/senior-call-check.aspx or call 1-800-243-3425​. Thanks to the Maryland Department of Aging for this innovative program!
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