Celebrate with us on Thursday, November 7th!
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There are just a few days until Cupcakes and Beer: Cheers to 40 Years! Tickets are limited so we can ensure we have enough cupcakes to go around. Get your tickets while you still can!

This event will take place on Thursday, November 7th from 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. at Mankato Brewery.

We hope you can join us as we celebrate CADA's 40th birthday and raise money for the next 40 years and beyond! Four custom cupcakes prepared by Diamond Dust Bakery will be paired with beers brewed by local favorite, Mankato Brewery. Join us for a unique, fun, and festive evening!

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Funds raised will help ensure CADA continues to offer life-saving and life-changing programs and services to victims and survivors in our community.
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CADA's 40 Year History

On November 5, 1979, three members of the Committee Against Domestic Abuse signed the articles of incorporation and CADA was founded. The goal was to provide safety to women and children experiencing domestic violence in the area. The original mission statement of Committee Against Domestic Abuse was, "to alleviate the problem of domestic violence in the communities of South Central Minnesota." 

In 1981, thanks to the funding and support from the community, the doors to CADA's first shelter opened. The CADA House shelter was a four-bedroom home on 2nd Street in Mankato. CADA House could provide shelter for up to ten women and children at a time. 

Today, the face of CADA looks different than it did 40 years ago. We have grown, and adapted because of the needs of our neighbors and communities. We now serve people of all genders and ages. We serve victims of sexual violence as well as domestic violence. We operate four major programs and serve nine counties throughout South Central Minnesota. Annually, CADA serves between 2,000 and 3,000 victims and survivors. Last year, CADA's shelter housed 125 women and 101 children.

While CADA looks different than it did 40 years ago, our goals, values, purpose, and vision for a future without violence remains the same.
Holiday Hope: CADA's Holiday Gift Giving Program

Holiday Hope is CADA’s annual holiday gift giving program. You can help local families have a happy holiday season by purchasing gifts for those in need. Each year, adults and children working with CADA fill out a holiday wish list. Each person’s list is matched with a donor who purchases gifts, helping to make the holidays a little brighter!

Are you interested in granting someone’s holiday wishes? Contact us now!

How does it work? When you contact us, you’ll be asked a few questions about the types of items you would like to shop for and staff will match you with a wish list. Each wish list costs around $50 to fulfill. You can shop for one child or adult, or an entire family!

At CADA, we do our best to provide basic necessities, so we encourage families to put items on their wish lists that are truly wishes - things that will bring them joy! Last year, we were able to provide items for 150 wish lists submitted by 48 different families! 

We request that gifts get delivered unwrapped. Delivering your gifts with wrapping supplies or gift bags is always appreciated!

You can also give the gift of time by joining us for one of our gift wrapping days on Wednesday, December 18th from 1:00 - 4:00 or Friday, December 20th from 1:00 - 4:00. Hot chocolate will be provided! 
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National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week
November 16 - 24th is National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week in the U.S. This is a week to come together to recognize and draw attention to the issues of hunger and homelessness in this country. Domestic and sexual violence are strongly linked to homelessness, poverty, and food insecurity. 
Give to the Max Day
Since 2009, Give to the Max Day has been an annual day of giving in Minnesota. Each Give to the Max Day, we see an abundance of generosity across the state and in our community.
When you make a donation to CADA on Give to the Max Day, you help CADA become eligible for $100,000 in prizes! 

CADA is committed to providing advocacy services and emergency shelter to victims of domestic and sexual violence – but we need your help! At CADA, we support survivors, we believe survivors, and we serve survivors – but we can’t do it without you!

You can give early or schedule your gift today! 
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Domestic Violence Awareness Month Highlights
CADA's Candlelight Vigil in Waseca on Tuesday, October 8th 
CADA's Clothesline Project display at the Blue Earth County Public Library in Mankato. To learn more about the clothesline project, click here
Employees from Affinity Plus in Mankato hosted a donation drive for CADA on #PlusItForwardDay and filled up our CADA Cupboards! 
On Thursday, October 24th, CADA participated in Wear Purple Day! 
Thank you to everyone who participated in Domestic Violence Awareness Month and started conversation about relationship violence! 

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CADA Offices

24-hour Crisis Line: 1-800-477-0466
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