CADA Awarded $135,000 from Otto Bremer Trust
CADA has been awarded a $135,000 General Operations Grant from the Otto Bremer Trust. CADA has been honored to receive support from the Otto Bremer Trust since 2017 and this most recent award represents the largest investment in our work thus far.   

This increase in funding is very important to our organization, as our government funding through the Office of Justice Programs has been flat since 2015, while our expenses continue to increase each year.  General operating support invests in CADA’s mission as a whole rather than specific programs or services. General operating funds are unrestricted and can be used for anything - wages to pay advocates to provide life-saving services, underfunded programs, office supplies, technology needs, and more. 

Jason Mack, CADA’s Executive Director said, “we are very grateful and pleased to once again receive support from the Otto Bremer Trust. They’ve shown a true commitment to anti-violence and advocacy work in south-central Minnesota.” 

About the Otto Bremer Trust:
The Otto Bremer Trust is a bank holding company and a private charitable trust based in Saint Paul, Minn., that works at the intersection of finance and philanthropy. Created in 1944 by Otto Bremer, it is today one of the nation’s largest philanthropic organizations and is committed to supporting a better quality of life for residents of Minnesota, Montana, North Dakota, and Wisconsin. OBT is the majority owner of Bremer Financial Corporation, a regional financial services company; manages a diversified investment portfolio; and operates Community Benefit Financial Company, a financial resources subsidiary. Since its founding, OBT has invested more than $841 million in people, places, and opportunities in the Upper Midwest. Visit

CADA Staff Summer Celebration
In late July, CADA’s staff gathered at Sibley Park in Mankato for our first all staff in-person gathering in over a year! 

The purpose of this gathering was to celebrate! We celebrated Shirley’s 25th CADA-versary, celebrated summer, and celebrated surviving the last year and a half. 
Heading Home with CADA
Starting in September, CADA will host an AmeriCorps Housing Resource Navigator, which is a position through the AmeriCorps Heading Home program. The mission of AmeriCorps is “to improve lives, strengthen communities, and foster civic engagement through service and volunteering.” AmeriCorps operates many programs – some focus on disaster relief, some focus on forestry, and the program CADA is participating in is the Heading Home Corps.

CADA applied to host a Housing Resource Navigator earlier this year and were chosen as one of the sites! CADA’s new Housing Resource Navigator will help victims and survivors navigate housing situations and find housing resources appropriate for each individual’s situation. The Housing Resource Navigator will assist CADA clients throughout the nine-county region we serve.  

We are excited to announce that Autumn H. will be CADA’s Housing Resource Navigator. Autumn has worked at CADA for over a year now and they have worked as a Shelter Advocate and a Keep Me Safe Parenting Time Monitor. Autumn is looking forward to transitioning to this new role. 
“I am excited beyond words (and a little nervous, of course) to begin my new role with AmeriCorps in September, especially because I get to continue working with all the incredible advocates at CADA who make a difference in survivors lives every day!” 
Need Brochures?
CADA Advocates throughout the region are dropping off new brochures to anyone who needs them. Do you need some new brochures for your business or organization?

If you’d like new brochures, email us and include your name and your business name. 
Volunteers Needed!
Do you want to support your community? Do you believe in CADA’s mission? Do you have a few hours of your time to give a week? Volunteer with CADA!

Whether supporting victims and survivors directly or helping behind the scenes, YOU can make a difference! CADA’s volunteers play crucial roles in supporting and serving victims and survivors of relationship abuse and sexual violence. Volunteers learn and work alongside our team of amazing staff and advocates.

We are currently looking for: 
  • Childcare volunteers
  • Kitchen volunteers
  • Volunteers to organize and manage donations
  • Volunteers to help make buttons and awareness ribbons

If you're interested or want to learn more, email Holly, our Volunteer Coordinator! 
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