The Centers Against Abuse and Sexual Assault (CAASA) reminds everyone that October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Their theme for the year is "Take a Stand Against Domestic Violence".
During this month, CAASA will intensify their efforts to promote public awareness of domestic violence issues.
In 2009, CAASA provided services to 666 new clients - adults and children. Also 69 adults and 67 children sought shelter for a total of 884 nights and 482 crisis calls were answered at their crisis centers.
CAASA is proud to serve the Buena Vista, Cherokee, Clay, Dickinson, Emmet, Ida, Palo Alto and Sac counties with individual and group counseling for adults and children, crisis intervention, shelter, information and referral, multicultural outreach, and therapy services.
CAASA is announcing a Candlelight Domestic Violence Vigil scheduled at 9 a.m. on Sunday, Oct. 10 at the Holstein United Methodist Church 208 South Kiel Street, Holstein. This day will be an opportunity to mourn those that have died, celebrate those who have survived, and connect those who have worked to end domestic violence.
Contact CAASA's 24-hour toll free crisis line at 1-877-362-4612 for more information on how you can help. CAASA is an organization of domestic and sexual violence centers that provides its citizens with a source of information and support for victims of domestic and sexual violence. Please help CAASA to remind everyone to do his or her part by 'Taking a Stand Against Domestic Violence.'