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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 MSU Nursing Faculty

Marie McVenes
Verizon Wireless

Jan DeLeo
Sid’s Signs

Bob Sutter
Rasmussen College Criminal Justice Faculty

Penny Vought
Waseca Police Dept. Chief of Police

Jill Baker
Blethen, Gage, & Krause, PLLP. Attorney

Don Ebel
MSU Aging Studies Faculty

Sara Sinnard
FUSiON Life and Leadership, LLC 

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


CADAkids Motorcycle Ride
to Stop the Cycle

Mini-carnival and motorcycle ride!
Saturday, June 6, 2015
Visit our CADAkids page for more

The Intersection of
Substance Abuse,Trauma,
and Mental Health

Lunch and Learn
Panel Discussion

May 29, 2015
Visit our Community Education
page to learn more and register