In the news: JCCA's Gateways Program for Victims of Commercial Sexual Exploitation
We want to share with you this eye-opening front-page article from the December 15 edition of the Journal News about one young victim of commercial sexual exploitation who has found hope and help in JCCA's Gateways program. "Kimberly" has made terrific progress. Click here to read the story and share it with everyone you know.
Advocacy: Petition for New York State Funding to Support Trafficking Victims
Please take a minute to sign this letter to New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo asking for the inclusion of $20.2 million in the state budget to support trafficking victims and homeless youth.
“Governor Cuomo recently signed legislation extending the Safe Harbor Act to 16- and 17 year- olds. But laws are not enough. Survivors need mental health care, lawyers, doctors, job training and education, and most of all safe places to live and heal,” writes Kevin Ryan. Sign the petition here.
Jewish Child Care Association is a comprehensive child and family services agency. We work with those who need us most, including children who have been neglected or abused, immigrant Jewish families, and those building new lives. Most of our clients come to us because they struggle with poverty or family crises, and because they are working to create an independent future. JCCA helps more than 16,000 children and families every year and is consistently rated at the highest levels for the quality of our programs. In all our work, we are motivated by tikkun olam, the value within Jewish tradition that calls upon all of us to repair the world, and by our belief that every child deserves to grow up hopeful.