FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 2, 2023 JCCA Statement on the Mayor’s Mental Health Plan Ronald E. Richter, Chief Executive Officer of JCCA, one of New York’s oldest child and family services organizations providing child welfare and mental health services, issued the...
JCCA CEO Ron Richter on Mayor Adams’ Proposed Mental Health Program
Jan 26, 2023 | CEO Message, Press Release
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 26, 2023 JCCA Statement on the Mayor’s State of the City and Proposed Mental Health Program Ronald E. Richter, Chief Executive Officer of JCCA, one of New York’s oldest child and family services organizations providing child welfare and...
JCCA CEO Ron Richter on Governor Hochul’s Mental Health Plan
Jan 10, 2023 | CEO Message, Press Release
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 10, 2023 JCCA On Governor Hochul’s Plan to Fix NYS Continuum of Mental Health Care: Solid Plan Must Be Expanded to Better Meet Needs of Most Underserved Children with Highest Levels of Need for Care Ronald E. Richter, Chief Executive...
Holiday Message from our CEO
Dec 19, 2022 | CEO Message
Hanukkah began at sundown yesterday, and for each of the next seven nights those who celebrate will light a candle against the darkness—an age-old tradition of resilience and hope. Speaking of lights, the Christmas season is in full swing––and no place does Christmas...
Thanksgiving Message from our CEO
Nov 22, 2022 | CEO Message
Dear Friends of JCCA, Thanksgiving marks the start of the holiday season––a time of joy and celebration that is often combined with stress. For some of us, there is even pain. During these particularly challenging times, we at JCCA are going to focus on hope and...
Rosh Hashanah 5783
Sep 23, 2022 | CEO Message
Dear Friends of JCCA, For those following the Jewish calendar, the High Holy Days, referred to in the Torah as the Days of Awe, begin Sunday at sundown. The word awe, implying a sense of both amazement and humility, also describes something I often feel when...
CEO Op-Ed: Kids and communities at risk without expanded mental health services
Jul 6, 2022 | CEO Message, JCCA in the News
During a national crisis in children's mental health, there simply aren't enough supports for young people with serious psychiatric needs. Read CEO Ron Richter's op-ed about the need to invest in services for children in crisis.
Father’s Day and Juneteenth 2022
Jun 18, 2022 | CEO Message, Latest News
Dear JCCA Colleagues, I write to you today to wish you a joyous Juneteenth and meaningful Father’s Day. Being a father to my amazing daughter, Maya, who just turned 12 years old in May (I can hardly believe it!), has transformed what love means to me. Opening my heart...
Message from CEO Ronald Richter: Pride Month 2022
Jun 10, 2022 | CEO Message
June is teeming with excitement. Summer is around the corner. We are days from high school graduations at PCS, Edenwald, Liberation, and throughout the City. Many are cheering young people on at “moving up” ceremonies. We are still basking in the afterglow of our...
Message from CEO Ronald Richter: Mother’s Day 2022
May 8, 2022 | CEO Message
Mother’s Day offers us the opportunity to celebrate the invaluable care and nurturing that mothers provide, recognizing that love and guidance show up in many different forms. The work we do at JCCA makes us especially appreciative of the many expressions of affection...