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Committee Against Domestic Abuse

Our Mission

To provide safety and support to victims of domestic and sexual violence through
education, advocacy, and shelter.

The Committee Against Domestic Abuse, Inc. (CADA) is a non-profit victim’s advocacy and emergency shelter organization based in Mankato, Minnesota. It has been engaged in its mission to provide shelter, advocacy, and education services for 35 years. The shelter program provides emergency housing to female survivors of domestic and sexual violence and their children. Twenty-four hour advocacy and supportive services are provided in the shelter as well as through community-based victim service programs serving Blue Earth, Nicollet, Brown, Waseca, Watonwan, Faribault, Le Sueur and Sibley counties located in South-Central Minnesota. CADA also houses a supervised parenting time program where children are able to visit their non-custodial parents in a safe, neutral environment.

Our Values

  • Safety through emergency shelter services and short and long-term safety planning with victims/survivors.
  • Confidentiality respecting each victim/survivor and organizational confidentiality.
  • Empowerment helping victims/survivors in gaining and maintaining control over their own lives.
  • Diversity through educational efforts.
  • Collaboration working jointly with area service providers in increasing victim safety.
  • Accountability to those served, the community, and funding sources.
  • Preventing violence through education, advocacy, and support.
  • Change individual, societal, and institutional attitudes and behaviors which perpetuate violence.

CADA Board of Directors:

Bob Sutter, Chair

Rasmussen College Criminal Justice Faculty


Megan Ploog, Vice Chair

Fairview Health System, RN Clinical Development Specialist


Penny Vought, Treasurer

Waseca Police Department Chief of Police


Emily Boyd, Secretary

Minnesota State University, Mankato, Sociology Faculty


Candee Deichman

True Team Remax Dynamic Agents, Realtor


Lisa Chesley

Chesley Law Firm, Attorney


Julie Larkin-Spies

Mankato Area Public Schools

Minnesota State University, Mankato


Mary Iverson

Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, Pastor 


Ross Gullickson

North Mankato Police Department, Chief


Kari Severson

Mayo Clinic Health Systems, Laboratory Manager

CADA Victim Services Offices

  • 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

    CADA's office hours are typically 
    8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday through
    Friday. Occasionally an advocate
    may not be available during these 
    office hours. You may want to call
    ahead to confirm or schedule an