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March 2016- articles

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"CASA is what you make of it... for me, life changing"

 - Comments from an Exit Interview

When participants "graduate" from CASA's domestic violence center they are asked to comment on their experiences and tell us about some of their future plans. This is what some participants said about their time with CASA: [Emphasis added.]

CASA's staff has benefitted me in so many ways. But the ones that stand out are getting beyond pre-conceived ideas and stereotypes by gently suggesting ideas. I am grateful that I trusted their wisdom to go beyond my comfort zone. And I believe this is why my exit has been smooth & complete.

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I appreciate the security, the support of staff who was knowledgeable, compassionate and caring, always patient and willing to assist in any way they possibly can.

Very knowledgable regarding safety and how to break the cycle of violence. Staff treated me with genuine care, always taking time out to listen if I needed to talk. Staff also is very creative designing & facilitating groups to support recovery from trauma, refocusing, spirituality, self-awareness, etc.

My stay at CASA was beneficial to me through maintaining my anonymity, extreme confidentiality, continuum of support to achieve both long & short term goals to re-establish my life and achieve success...

Thank you to all the staff & CASA funders. Truly, I don't know what would have happened in my life from the time I left the hospital if I wouldn't of had CASA to transfer to.

[Other Comments:]

"Service provided is complete & extensive. The only barrier I see is lack of funding and lack of resources in the community."

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CASA is what you make of it. All the resources are there- for me, life changing. THANK YOU a million times over.

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