JADASA currently partners with local domestic violence and homeless shelters; and has also formed partnerships with local school districts, churches, social service agencies, and civic organizations. Based on the most recent census, a demographic of 141,040 residents in North St. Louis County; 53.2% consist of women, 23.4% teenagers and 7% children who may need assistance in re-establishing their lives.
JADASA's goal is to work toward producing effective and positive change with survivors to promote social friendships, build strong interpersonal skills and reassert a sense of hope in the future.
2016 and 2017 combined (as of October 25, 2017) we have served women and children with the following:
-Served a total of 600 women and teenagers for workshops/training sessions.
-Served a total of 120 children for workshops.
-Received clothing donated to 10 women and 2 local shelters.
-Provided resources of food, gas, and phone srvcs for 5 families and 8 women.
-Donated toys to local shelters.
-Provided temporary hotel stay for 3 families.
-Provided Crisis Intervention services to a total of 45 women.
•Serve over 3000 volunteer service hours annually.
•Collaborate with agencies/civic organization and churches with empowerment workshops.
•Created DOTS (Development Outreach to Students) Program that educate students about abuse; bullying, healthy vs non healthy relationships and self empowerment.
•Dignity Drive- initiative to collect donated personal items for women in local shelters.
•Thanksgiving basket/dinner to serve identified abuse survivors in the community.
•Annual 3K/5K Race Against Abuse- Celebrate survivors and memorialize the ‘taken’.
•Christmas Toy Drive – 2018 served 40 families and 85 children.