This Year's Project: Establish a Basic Needs Supply Closet for Sexual Assault Survivors
About Our Organization
Centers Against Abuse and Sexual Assault (CAASA) is a non-profit organization started in 1985 providing services for victims of sexual violence in nineteen Iowa counties including Woodbury County. Our services include advocacy, support groups and services, safety planning, crisis intervention (including a 24 hour crisis line), bi-lingual advocacy, and prevention education training. CAASA's mission is to eliminate personal, institutional and societal violence against individuals by empowering victims/survivors and providing supportive programs and services.
Current Project: Establish a Basic Needs Supply Closet for Sexual Assault Survivors
Currently in 2023, CAASA advocates are providing direct services to over 100 sexual assault survivors in Woodbury County. While each person’s survival path and story are different, one thing every survivor needs in their recovery is access to basic needs such as shelter, food, clothing, and hygiene items. While our advocates reach out to other organizations for as much assistance as possible, these organizations are often over-extended, or are unable to assist at the time of need. Our goal is to establish a Basic Needs Supply Closet in our Woodbury County office.
Money raised in the Siouxland Big Give Fundraiser will allow CAASA advocates to stock the shelves with shelf stable food items, hygiene products such as soap, deodorant, feminine products, emergency clothing items such as underwear and sports bras, and household items like dish soap and laundry detergent. As the year continues, advocates would restock items as needed.
Project DetailsCAASA provides assistance to our clients in a variety of ways. Some examples of this includes paying rent, rent deposit, utility bills, transportation, clothing, and household items. We are always looking to increase ways to help our clients which in turn help our communities.