Remembering our history: JCCA and WW2 refugees

Categories: Donor Profiles, JCCA Spotlight
During and after the Second World War, JCCA helped European Jews as they settled in the United States. Children were placed through our Foster Home Bureau and some adult refugees found work as clinicians and cottage parents on our Westchester Campus. When Herta Weiss accompanied a recent donation with a brief mention of her family’s …

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Trauma-centered therapy: Healing the wounds of abuse and neglect

Categories: JCCA Spotlight
April is Child Abuse Prevention Month. In our community, residential, and preventive work, JCCA works with families to make sure all kids are raised in a safe and loving home. However, it is the nature of our mission that we also have to work with children who have been victims of child abuse. JCCA’s dedicated …

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On the road to independence: Zach’s Story

Categories: Program Stories
April is Autism Awareness Month, so we are delighted to focus on our client Zach, a 22-year-old young man on the Autism Spectrum who has made tremendous strides while living in one of our POINT Program apartments in White Plains. This JCCA program, in partnership with Westchester Jewish Community Services (WJCS), offers supportive services for …

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Holiday Message, April 10, 2017

Categories: CEO Message
Dear JCCA Community, Tonight at sundown marks the start of Passover for the Jewish community, and this Friday is Good Friday, which ushers in Easter, the holiest day of the year for Christians. This is a holy week for people throughout the JCCA community — our clients, their families, and our staff. This is an opportunity …

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Celebrating Women’s History Month

Categories: JCCA Spotlight, Program Stories
As March is Women’s History Month, we are highlighting two pioneering women from JCCA’s past—Mary Boretz and Julia Goldman—who made significant contributions to child welfare.   Mary Boretz As a child in the early 20th century, Mary Boretz had first-hand experience of being in care. At the age of 12, Boretz was admitted to the …

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