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CADA offers free, confidential, and non-judgmental services to all victims of relationship abuse and sexual violence.

programs and services

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. 




Emergency Shelter

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Community Advocacy


Keep Me Safe 

We are here 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to provide support to victims of relationship abuse and sexual violence.

CADA offers virtual support groups for domestic violence survivors, and an in-person support group at the Mankato office for sexual assault survivors.

CADA's serves an nine-county region of south-central Minnesota. Our service area covers 5,222 square miles! Learn more about our locations and community advocacy services!

If you are interested in having a CADA representative speak at an event or in your classroom, please contact us!

Stay up-to-date on CADA's events, support groups, trainings, and more!


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.


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