Who We Are
Addiction is an illness that afflicts people of all ages and backgrounds, and the Jewish community is no exception. Unfortunately, many people who need help are afraid to come forward because of the stigma around substance use and addiction. CCSA addresses these issues by providing support and educational programming for Jewish communities, families, and yeshiva students and faculty. By eliminating stigma, we can break the cycle of addiction and save lives.
CCSA has developed evidence-based programs to educate students and parents about substance use and addiction within the Jewish community. Programs include discussions with teens and youths about the mental and physical damage caused by alcohol and substances, and educating teachers and parents about how to identify and address substance use issues.
Community Awareness Events
CCSA organizes and hosts ongoing educational events in Jewish communities to create dialogue and awareness around mental health and addiction. Programs are designed to educate community leaders and members and help eradicate the stigma associated with substance use issues and addiction.
How We Can Help
The impact of COVID-19 has tested everyone’s resilience and coping skills. Stress, anxiety, uncertainty, and social isolation are all conditions that put those most vulnerable to substance use disorders and addiction at risk. Now, more than ever, it is important to address the issues of substance use. Contact us to learn more about how our programs for students, faculty, and parents, can help your community.
Funds received that are directed towards our efforts
Jewish students who will have participated in CCSA's educational presentations by June 2021
Yeshivot that partner with CCSA to educate their students, parents, and faculty about substances and addiction