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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. CADA operates three main programs: emergency safety shelter for women and children, community advocacy throughout the region, and supervised parenting time and exchanges. Additionally, as a cornerstone of our mission, we offer community education about topics and issues related to domestic and sexual violence. Each year, CADA serves between 2,000 and 3,000 individuals. 


Emergency Shelter

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Community Advocacy


Keep Me Safe 


Community education

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!

Check out the different ways to get involved with CADA's mission and support survivors.

White Sheet

Abuse is a community problem requiring a community solution.

We need your help to support survivors and make communities safer! Join CADA’s community by donating today!


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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