Crisis Line 1-800-477-0466
24 Hours (507) 625-3966
Shelter (507) 625-3966
Business (507) 625-8688

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Committee Against Domestic Abuse

Our Mission

To provide safety and support to victims of domestic and sexual violence through
education, advocacy, and shelter.

The Committee Against Domestic Abuse, Inc. (CADA) is a non-profit victim’s advocacy and emergency shelter organization based in Mankato, Minnesota. It has been engaged in its mission to provide shelter, advocacy, and education services for 35 years. The shelter program provides emergency housing to female survivors of domestic and sexual violence and their children. Twenty-four hour advocacy and supportive services are provided in the shelter as well as through community-based victim service programs serving Blue Earth, Nicollet, Brown, Waseca, Watonwan, Faribault, Le Sueur and Sibley counties located in South-Central Minnesota. CADA also houses a supervised parenting time program where children are able to visit their non-custodial parents in a safe, neutral environment.

Our Values

  • Safety through emergency shelter services and short and long-term safety planning with victims/survivors.
  • Confidentiality respecting each victim/survivor and organizational confidentiality.
  • Empowerment helping victims/survivors in gaining and maintaining control over their own lives.
  • Diversity through educational efforts.
  • Collaboration working jointly with area service providers in increasing victim safety.
  • Accountability to those served, the community, and funding sources.
  • Preventing violence through education, advocacy, and support.
  • Change individual, societal, and institutional attitudes and behaviors which perpetuate violence.

CADA Board of Directors:

Al Kluever – Board Chair
South Central College Safety Director

Vickie Apel - Vice Chair
MRCI WorkSource Foundation Director

Deanna Henderson – Treasurer
Loan Officer U.S. Bank

Mary Bliesmer – Secretary
Retired Minnesota State University, Mankato Nursing Faculty

Marie McVenes
Verizon Wireless

Bob Sutter
Rasmussen College Criminal Justice Faculty

Penny Vought
Waseca Police Dept. Chief of Police

Jill Baker
Attorney

Don Ebel
MSU Aging Studies Faculty

Sara Sinnard
FUSiON Life and Leadership, LLC 

Chris Boyer
North Mankato Police Department, Chief

Candee Deichman
True Team Remax Dynamic Agents, Realtor

Sherrise Truesdale Moore
Minnesota State University, Mankato Corrections Faculty

Linda Wenkel
Retired Minnesota State University, Mankato Nursing Faculty

CADA Victim Services Offices

  • Blue Earth County - 507-625-8688
  • Brown County - 507-233-6663
  • Faribault County - 507-526-5275
  • Le Sueur County - 507-835-7828
  • Nicollet County - 507-625-8688
  • Sibley County - 507-299-6000
  • Waseca County - 507-835-7828
  • Watonwan County - 507-375-3040
 
 



 


Announcements

CADApets Volunteer
  Fosterers Needed

Contact bridgetb@cadaMN.org


The Intersections of
Violence/Trauma and
Homelessness

A Lunch and Learn
presented by Kristen Walters
of CADA and Jane Vader of
The REACH

August 13, 2015
12-1pm
100 Stadium Court, Mankato
This is a free training!

More information can be found here


40-Hour Sexual Assault
 Advocacy Training

August 22nd, 23rd,
29th, and 30th, 2015
from 8:00am to 6:00pm


100 Stadium Court, Mankato
Contact bridgetb@cadaMN.org 

More information can be found here