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.

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A Passover Message From Rabbi Ilan Ginian

A Passover Message From Rabbi Ilan Ginian

Dear Friends, The seder is the ritual meal eaten during the Jewish holiday of Passover. Everyone is welcome, regardless of their life circumstances or their own starting point. A seder table is not complete without all being in attendance. An...

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Staff Spotlight: Darnette Ellis

Staff Spotlight: Darnette Ellis

In honor of National Social Work Month, JCCA sat down with Darnette Ellis, one of the Social Work Coordinators for Foster Home Services specialized programs. Darnette is also a former social work fellow at JCCA and with UJA, who completed her MSW...

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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!”