The Center Against Sexual and Domestic Abuse is a private, non-profit agency which marked its 30th year of service in 2018. Our mission is to provide supportive services to individuals hurt by domestic violence, sexual assault and child abuse while advocating for a community effort to end violence.
The agency was founded in 1988 when the Rape and Incest Victim Advocacy group and Coalition Against Domestic Violence combined efforts to provide more comprehensive, coordinated help to survivors of sexual and domestic violence.
Since its inception, CASDA has grown from a staff of 3 to a roster of 16 full-time employees and 10 part-time employees. All staff members as well as a caring group of dedicated volunteers are trained to provide services to survivors of violence.
CASDA’s daily operations are led by Executive Director Kelly Burger, who is supervised by the Board of Directors. Together, they oversee two CASDA locations. The main office is located in Superior, WI, supplemented by a mobile advocate serving Ashland and Bayfield Counties.
The area primarily served by CASDA includes the twin ports of Duluth, Minnesota and Superior, Wisconsin plus Ashland, Bayfield and Douglas counties in Wisconsin. However, we have no set borders when it comes to helping victims. Whether someone is calling our help line from California or coming to our office from across the bridge in Minnesota, we will help that person as best we can.
CASDA is fortunate to collaborate with and receive support from many community partners, including the Head of the Lakes United Way.