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We are pleased to share with you the inspiring story of Dejulaira (DJ) Lopez in the Sunday New York Times. DJ is a JCCA client who has overcome great odds including serious illness, depression and abuse.
At 16 she came to JCCA. She said, “I learned to trust through JCCA. You changed my life.” Today she is an optimistic, articulate, determined young woman living in her own home, going to college, writing poetry and socializing with friends. We hope you enjoy 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.