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


CADA provides emergency safety shelter for female identified survivors and their children experiencing domestic and sexual violence and sex trafficking. Our shelter is a fully secured facility that offers:

  • 24 hour crisis intervention
  • Safe housing, food, clothing, and transportation
  • Informed decision making
  • Advocacy and support groups for women and children
  • Emotional and physical support and healing
  • Short & long term safety planning
  • Parenting support
  • Pet foster care program
  • Legal, housing, and systems advocacy
  • Information and referral
  • Translators
  • Daily programming
  • Therapeutic counseling
  • After-care support
  • Assistance in securing emergency services
  • Information, referral, and hotel access for men experiencing abuse

CADA can shelter up to 22 individuals at a time and the average stay is 2-3 months. Our shelter is a diverse environment as we welcome women and children seeking safety from domestic and sexual violence and sex trafficking regardless of their ethnicity, sexual orientation, religion, English proficiency, etc.

The shelter is similar to that of a dorm. There are common areas shared by all residents, such as the kitchen, living room, children's play room and laundry room. We do our best to give families private rooms, but there may be times where individuals are sharing rooms with other shelter residents.

Staying in shelter is free. We ask that as a part of your stay, you help the staff and other residents in the upkeep and cleanliness of the common areas and to keep your room clean.

We impliment guidelines that help us to ensure that residents are safe and supported, and to assure that our services are consistent, transparent, and sensitive to the journey of healing from abuse.

If you are in need of shelter, please call us at 1-800-477-0466. There is an advocate available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to take your call and assist you in accessing safety. Your phone call will take anywhere from 15-45 minutes. We will ask you some questions about your situation, family size, location, etc. Some of the questions may seem very personal to you and we strive to proceed through your phone call with empathy and compassion, and without judgement. 

CADA Victim Services Offices

  • Blue Earth County - 507-625-8688
  • Brown County - 507-233-6663
  • Faribault County - 507-526-5275
  • Le Sueur County - 507-934-5583
  • Nicollet County - 507-934-5583
  • Sibley County - 507-233-6666
  • Waseca County - 507-835-7828
  • Watonwan County - 507-375-3040

    CADA's office hours are typically 
    8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday through
    Friday. Occasionally an advocate
    may not be available during these 
    office hours. You may want to call
    ahead to confirm or schedule an