CADA provides free and confidential assistance to survivors of domestic violence, sexual abuse, elder abuse, stalking, child abuse or neglect. Services include our 24-hour crisis line, crisis intervention, advocacy, safety planning, legal advocacy, court support, medical advocacy, information and referral to community resources and emergency shelter.
Advocates work in partnership with clients to identify and address a wide variety of client needs and to provide crisis assistance, including emotional support, safety planning, shelter options, and community referrals.
Advocates also provide personal support through medical exams following an incident of rape, sexual abuse, or domestic violence.
“Advocacy” means that the client meets with an advocate in an individual session on an on-going basis where the primary focus is the client's safety and developing tools for empowerment and autonomy.
Advocates provide support and education about issues of domestic violence and sexual abuse. Advocates also work with clients to identify their needs and provide them with information about and referrals to local service agencies, court and social service agencies.
Advocacy is NOT therapy; referrals to therapy services may be available to domestic and sexual assault survivors.
In collaboration with Island County Housing Authority, CADA operates an emergency shelter, Marjie’s House, for women and children who have experienced intimate partner domestic violence. CADA participates in a nation-wide network of shelters, which provides survivors multiple shelter options throughout the country.