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 ensure 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

JCCA’s Commitment to Equity and Anti-Racism

JCCA vehemently condemns the brutal repression of those fighting for systemic change and for the rights of Black and Brown people to live and breathe. JCCA denounces the over-policing of communities of color that has resulted in demoralizing, dehumanizing damage that is inextricably intertwined with the challenges our clients face.

Want to make a difference for children and families?

2020 Campus Graduations

2020 Campus Graduations

On Friday, June 19th, JCCA celebrated the high school graduates from the Mount Pleasant Cottage School (MPCS) and Edenwald. Most of the amazing young people live on the Pleasantville campus. They have all faced many challenges. Some needed extra...

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Message from CEO Ronald Richter: Father’s Day 2020

Message from CEO Ronald Richter: Father’s Day 2020

Dear JCCA Colleagues, This is a Father’s Day unlike any other in my lifetime; it feels like years of history are happening every week. It was only a few weeks ago that George Floyd was murdered by a police officer in Minneapolis; only a few days...

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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!”