A Smashing Success: 10th Annual Tree Grows in Pleasantville Cocktail Party
More than 300 people attended the very successful “A Tree Grows in Pleasantville” fundraiser, JCCA’s Tenth Anniversary Cocktail Party to Benefit The Cottage Schools’ programs and services for vulnerable children with serious emotional and family problems. Co-Chairs of the event were: Tema Bomback, of Mount Kisco; Julianne Cohn Metzger, of Chappaqua; Phyllis Neider, of Briarcliff Manor; and Judy Shapiro, of Armonk. A highlight of the evening was a special performance by Campus residents and the introduction of a vital new initiative, The Center for Healing Sexually Abused and Exploited Children. The event also premiered a beautiful book, Color of My Soul. Inspired by dedicated volunteers, the book includes a sampling of poetry and art created by the youth in the Therapeutic Arts Program of The Cottage Schools. Check out more photos on our facebook.
In The News: JCCA CEO in Wall Street Journal
Jewish Child Care Association CEO Richard Altman was quoted in a Wall Street Journal article about a decrease in deaths from domestic violence in New York City.
" 'When there are specific services set up that address domestic violence you're going to see some of the best results,' said Richard Altman, [CEO of JCCA]...'The ripple effect from domestic violence is devastating.'" Click here to read the article.
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.