CASDA Opens New Facility in Superior

By KBJR News 1

April 9, 2013 Updated Apr 9, 2013 at 9:48 PM CDT

Superior, WI (NNCNOW.com) - After seven years of planning and two years of renovation, the Center Against Sexual and Domestic Abuse opened a new facility in Superior on Tuesday.

CASDA held an open house and ribbon cutting for people to come and tour the new facility.

Through CASDA's New Beginnings Campaign they raised over $1.1 million in donations which went to fund the renovations for the facility.

The shelter can house ten families and is equipped with supplies like food and clothing.

It also has offices for staff and rooms to facilitate the organization's different programs.

In 2012 CASDA provided direct advocacy services to over 400 individuals.

The Executive Director for CASDA says the service is vital to the community.

"Unfortunately there is a need in our community for a place like CASDA, and we turn away over 200 women and children annually, because we are full to capacity with an 8 bedroom shelter, so we are hoping with a 10 bedroom shelter we might be able to meet that need a little bit more," said Kelly Burger, executive director for the center.

People will be moving into the new shelter on Wednesday.

The building is located at 318 21st Avenue East in Superior.

CASDA bought the building from Essentia which used to be a doctor's office.

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