March is National Social Work Month

Categories: JCCA Spotlight
In honor of National Social Work Month in March, JCCA took the opportunity of speaking with a few of our dedicated and engaging social workers. Hear what they have to say about their work, their clients, and our agency. Alphonso Gaita, Brief Strategic Family Therapy (BSFT) JCCA: How long have you been a social worker? …

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Calling on Hispanic Families to Become Foster Parents

Categories: JCCA Spotlight
“El fue un regalo especial que Dios escogió para nuestra familia.” Emelinda Eusebio, an incredibly loving and dedicated JCCA foster parent, has an OpEd in today’s El Diario Nueva York. She is calling on more Spanish-speaking families to become foster parents. “I never thought I would adopt a child. After three children already grown, my …

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JCCA CEO Ronald Richter Featured on NBC 4

Categories: CEO Perspective, JCCA in the News
JCCA CEO Ronald E. Richter was recently featured in two stories about keeping children safe from abuse and neglect in New York City. Melissa Russo of NBC 4 New York’s I-Team interviewed Richter as part of an in-depth look at caseloads and preventive services in the city’s Administration for Children’s Services. Russo turned to Richter for his …

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FYSA Advocacy Day in Albany

Categories: Advocacy
Teens and staff from JCCA joined the Westchester Children’s Association, The Children’s Village, and other child welfare organizations in Albany to advocate for more help for foster youth attending college. We met with state legislators and their staff to ask for $4.5 million in the New York State Budget to help bridge the financial gap …

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Anna Cuneo: Mentor

Categories: Volunteering
“I plan to be there for her as long as she needs me.” Anna Cuneo decided to become a mentor on JCCA’s Pleasantville Cottage Campus three years ago after being a Lunch Bunch volunteer. For the past year, she has been working with Keyanna, an intelligent, lively 13-year-old girl at Pleasantville Cottage School, JCCA’s residential …

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