What We Do
CADA is a nonprofit organization serving victims and survivors of relationship abuse and sexual violence throughout south-central Minnesota. We are based in Mankato and provide services in Blue Earth, Brown, Faribault, Le Sueur, Martin, Nicollet, Sibley Waseca, and Watonwan Counties.
Our mission is to provide safety and support to victims of domestic and sexual violence through education, advocacy, and shelter.
CADA offers free, confidential, and non-judgmental services to victims and survivors. We operate four main programs: emergency safety shelter for women and children, community advocacy throughout our nine-county region, supervised parenting time and exchange centers, and education programs including prevention and offender education. Each year, CADA provides services to between 2,000 and 3,000 individuals.
We are here 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to provide support to victims of relationship abuse and sexual violence.
I was supported and felt safe, and that is very much what I needed. Advocates helped me understand that I was being mistreated and they allowed all the space that was needed for me to process this. I felt very supported the entire time.