We are JCCA

We help abused, neglected and traumatized children heal physically and emotionally through compassionate, quality care. Our 37 programs include foster care, residential treatment facilities, mental health services, case management, education programs and special services for children who have been the victims of sexual abuse. We serve New York’s neediest and most vulnerable children and families to insure that their safety, permanency and well-being leads to a life of stability and promise.

Our Impact

Life changing programs offered

Volunteers on Campus each year


of every dollar goes directly to services

years of transforming lives

Op-Ed from JCCA CEO Ronald E. Richter in the New York Daily News

The Education Foster Kids Deserve


JCCA CEO Ronald E. Richter writes, “One of the first steps a school can take to support students is to encourage discussions of foster homes and other non-traditional families in everyday classroom conversations. By normalizing the topic without identifying any particular student, children in care feel validated and seen, even if they choose not to disclose their family situation to their peers.

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A Passover Message From Rabbi Ilan Ginian

Dear Friends, Typically, this time of year has us looking forward to the enriching values, traditions, and celebrations of the spring season. But there is a gloom hovering outside in spite of the blossoming trees. I could never have imagined a...

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Tree 2020: Thank you for an amazing night!

Tree 2020: Thank you for an amazing night!

This year's "A Tree Grows in Pleasantville" event was incredible. If you were there with us, you already know it was a true testament to the commitment our volunteers and supporters have for JCCA's Pleasantville Cottage Campus. We are thrilled to...

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A Chanukah Message From Rabbi Ilan Ginian

A Chanukah Message From Rabbi Ilan Ginian

Dear Friends, We light the menorah during the eight nights of Chanukah, which begins tonight, to honor the Maccabees, the small Jewish army that managed to fight off vicious invaders who had desecrated or destroyed every trace of Jewish spiritual...

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“I was placed into JCCA at 12 years old…I’m now 32 years old a mother, a wife and a successful entrepreneur traveling around the world sharing my story and touching lives. Thank you for changing my life!”