Services are provided to adults and children regardless of race, color, religion (creed), ability, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity (including gender expression), national origin (ancestry), or income level. Designed to address the many needs of victims, CASDA continually strives to create and develop programs of the highest quality.
This broad array of services is made possible by a variety of funding sources including federal, state and county governments as well as public and private enterprises and foundations. Also essential to keeping our doors open is the support of many individual caring citizens and local community groups.
24-Hour Help Line
A CASDA staff member or volunteer can be reached 24 hours a day, 7 days a week by calling 1-800-649-2921 or (715) 392-3136. Via the help line, CASDA provides crisis counseling, emotional support, information and referrals.
CASDA advocates work with victims to understand and leverage their rights as well as secure services from other agencies or systems.
CASDA staff and volunteers provide one-on-one crisis counseling, emotional support, and guidance to victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, and child abuse. This may take place immediately after an incident or much later and it may be provided on an ongoing basis.
CASDA offers support groups which includes sessions on violence education and self-sufficiency for survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault and child abuse. Contact the Sexual Assault Program Coordinator or the Domestic Abuse Program Coordinator if you are interested in attending group.
Designed to provide a safe place for individuals or a parent with dependent children needing to escape or take time out from a violent home, CASDA’s shelter is open 24 hours a day, every day of the year. Shelter residents may stay for up to 45 days or more. During this time, CASDA advocates provide help in exploring options, setting future goals and meeting residents’ needs.
The Children’s Program Coordinator offers crisis counseling, advocacy services, safety planning and education to children ages 4-18 who have been abused or witnessed violence. This program also travels to local schools, educating children on healthy communication skills, setting healthy boundaries, and improving self-esteem.
With two attorneys on staff, the Legal Program offers criminal justice support, legal advocacy and advice, assistance with restraining orders, court representation for victims of abuse, assistance with family and civil law actions, and legal representation of low-income clients for family law actions.
Community Education/Professional Training
CASDA provides education and training on topics related to domestic violence, sexual assault and child abuse.
Community members can help make a difference in victims’ lives by participating in the Volunteer Program. CASDA volunteers take an active role in many ways including client services, office operations, fundraising, and community education.
With a satellite office in Washburn, WI, CASDA provides advocacy services, peer counseling, education, safety planning, information and referrals to rural victims in Bayfield and Ashland counties, while communicating a message of non-violence in neighboring communities.