Citizens Against Spouse Abuse, Inc. (CASA)
is a United Way funded Agency that has been part of the domestic and sexual violence movement since it was incorporated in 1983. Created by a group of concerned citizens in Sedalia/Pettis County, MO, we began with a 24-hour volunteer based, hotline service, and purchased our first shelter in 1986. We provided safe housing and personal support at that facility for eight years.
In 1994, we purchased and moved to a new home, which is a 7500 square foot commercial facility. With a 1996 Neighborhood Assistance Program (NAP) project, we were able become debt-free of our commercial mortgage. We have been fortunate to remain in this same facility for nineteen years. Our shelter facility can house 40-45 women and children, as well as 8 full-time and 6 part-time staff members.
The services that we provide are available to individuals residing in our safe shelter, as well as survivors interested in participating in our outreach program. CASA services include:
- 24-hour crisis hotline
- Advocate response for sexual assault survivors at the hospital or law enforcement agencies
- Court advocacy
- Individual therapy for adults & children
- Community support group
- Residential & Outreach services
- Emergency food & shelter
- Adult & child case management
- Spanish and Russian outreach & interpretive services
- Community resources & referrals
- Volunteer training & development
- Educational internships & practicum
Services are available in English, Russian, and/or Spanish languages. CASA can also access interpretation for additional languages with the 24-hour language access hotline.
Our shelter facility and crisis hotline is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and 365 days a years. If you or someone you know needs help, please call our crisis hotline at (660)827-5555 or toll-free at (800)894-1151. Our staff of trained advocates are available to listen and provide help and support for you and your family.
All services are provided free of charge.
No person shall, on the grounds of race, ethnicity, gender, age, sexual orientation, disability, or national origin shall be excluded from participation in or denied the benefit thereof or otherwise subjected to discrimination under any program or activities of CASA, Inc., including employment.