The Center Against Sexual and Domestic Abuse is a private, non-profit celebrating its 25th year of service in 2013. The agency was founded in 1988 when the Rape and Incest Victim Advocacy group and Coalition Against Domestic Violence combined efforts to provide more comprehensive, coordinated help to survivors of sexual and domestic violence.
Since it’s inception, CASDA has grown from a staff of 3 to a roster of 12 full-time employees and 10 part-time employees. All staff members as well as a caring group of dedicated volunteers are trained to provide services to survivors of violence.
The agency is governed by an eight member board of directors led by Executive Director Kelly Burger. They oversee operations in two CASDA locations. The main office is located in Superior, WI and an outreach office is based in Washburn, WI. The area primarily served by CASDA includes the twin ports of Duluth, Minnesota and Superior, Wisconsin plus Ashland, Bayfield and Douglas counties in Wisconsin. However, we have no set borders when it comes to helping victims. Whether someone is calling our help line from California or coming to our office from across the bridge in Minnesota, we will help that person as best we can.
Our mission is to provide supportive services to individuals hurt by domestic violence, sexual assault and child abuse while advocating for a community effort to end violence.