Give today to be a part of someone's support system
Who do you turn to when you're sad, hurt, or having a hard time? Who lifts you up when you are struggling? Who walks beside you when things get tough? 

When times are hard we may turn to our friends, family, colleagues, and loved ones. 

Many of the people we work with at CADA do not have anyone to turn to. Often, the person closest to them is the one causing the harm. Often, an abusive partner has driven a wedge between the victim and their friends and family. This is where CADA comes in. 

CADA is the support system for victims and survivors of domestic and sexual violence in our communities. CADA advocates walk beside victims through times of crisis, hardship, and pain. CADA offers confidential, nonjudgmental support and a place of refuge. Each year, because of generous supporters like you, CADA helps between 2,000 and 3,000 people find safety, support, and healing. 
By supporting CADA, YOU can be a part of someone's support system. By giving to CADA, YOU can be there for your neighbors, colleagues, and friends who need support! 

Our relationships and connections with others give us a sense of belonging. CADA helps create connections for people who have been isolated, hurt, and abused by those who were supposed to lift them up. How do we do this? 

  • Offering nonjudgmental and confidential support in person and through the 24-hour crisis line
  • Facilitating support groups that focus on healing and connecting with others throughout CADA's nine-county service area
  • Connecting victims and their families with meaningful community resources
  • Standing by victims as they find the strength to rebuild their support systems.
No one should have to go it alone. Be there for your community by giving to CADA today. 

Sincerely, 

Jason Mack
Executive Director 
"For 20 years, my friends have supported me, challenged me, and been right next to me through the darkest and happiest times of my life. Everyone deserves that!" 
-Erika Boyer-Kern, CADA Community Advocacy Manager
"I feel very grateful and humbled by so many people at CADA that stepped up for me and my daughters when we needed support." 
-Anonymous
"My mom and sisters have always been my support team. I have been through some hard life challenges and while they live far away from me, they are always there. Without them, I'm not sure how I would have worked through those challenges. We all need 'our people.'"
-Candee Deichman, CADA Board Member
"I am so grateful for all your help and support. I can't imagine going through all of this without you and CADA by my side." 
-Anonymous 
"My mom has always been my biggest support - from little stressful things to hard life changes - she has always been there for me. Without her, I don't know how I would have handled some of life's challenges. Everyone should have a support person to go to." 
-Karla Ek, CADA Supporter
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Thank you! 

We want to express our sincere gratitude for everyone who attended Cupcakes and Beer: Cheers to 40 Years. We raised nearly $16,000 at the event! 

This event would not have been possible without our sponsors, donors, and partners. 

Thank you so very much! 
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!

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! 
Request a wish list!
CADA Expands to Serve Martin County
Last month, CADA opened a new office in Martin County. For many years, CADA's service area has covered an eight-county region and now we are able to provide advocacy services to victims of domestic and sexual violence residing in Martin County. 

CADA hired Martin County resident, Laura Moreno, as the new Martin County Community Advocate. "I am excited and grateful for the opportunity to be the Martin County Community Advocate," said Laura. "I have worked with the community for the last 10 years and I am excited to provide CADA's services in the area."

The new Martin County office is located at 403 S. State Street in Fairmont. Martin County residents can reach CADA's Martin County Advocate, Laura, by calling 507-39-2001 or CADA's 24-hour crisis line at 1-800-477-0466. 
November Highlights
Last month, CADA received a $20,000 unrestricted grant from The Mary Kay Foundation. 

"We are very grateful to The Mary Kay Foundation for their generous support," said Jason Mack, Executive Director. "These funds will allow us to have a greater impact on victims and survivors lives by directing dollars to meet our most critical services." 
Shortly after Thanksgiving, shelter advocates and residents got busy decorating for the holiday season! Okay, this may have happened before Thanksgiving!
The Mankato Free Press did a wonderful job telling CADA's 40 year history last month. 

“Committee Against Domestic Abuse has weathered hardships, changed locations, and expanded its outreach during the last 40 years, but its mission to support victims of domestic and sexual violence continues.”

Click here to read the full article. 

 
 
 
 
 
 
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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
Martin County: 507-399-2001
Nicollet County: 507-934-5583
Sibley County: 507-233-6666
Waseca County: 507-835-7828
Watonwan County: 507-375-3040