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24-hour Domestic Violence Hotline:
(727) 895-4912 | TTY: (727) 828-1269
Outside Pinellas County: (800) 500-1119 | TDD: (800) 621-4202

Services


CASA staff members understand the courage it takes to disclose abuse, and they work with the community to build a network of support for survivors and their children.


CASA provides residential and non-residential services for ALL survivors of domestic violence and their children, regardless of race, creed, color, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, sex, marital status, disability, immigration status, education, residency, or socio-economic status.  This includes female, male and LGBTQAI+ identifying persons.

 

Our Programs


  Survivor Support
           - Residential Services
           - Community-based Services

  CASA in the Community
           - Speaking Engagements
           - Professional Training
           - Community Education
           - Prevention & Education

  Peacemakers Programs
           - Primary Prevention
           - Community Partnerships
 

Survivor Support

CASA’s mission is to raise our voices against violence through advocacy, empowerment and social change.  CASA’s vision is a community without domestic violence so that home is a safe place.

Residential Advocacy Services

Domestic Violence Shelter

CASA provides refuge, crisis intervention, and advocacy for up to 45 days when home is not a safe place.  The shelter is always open, and the location is confidential.  Call CASA’s 24-hour access line to reach a CASA advocate.  Shelter residents receive emergency clothing, food, personal care items, child care, ongoing individual and group support, and mental health, substance abuse and justice advocacy.

Primary Prevention

CASA is committed to providing youth with tools and resources they need to help end domestic violence.  Through our prevention efforts, we are always looking for ways to reach out to youth and encourage specifically teen involvement, particularly those who are residing in CASA’s emergency shelter.

Resource Center

The Resource Center at CASA's shelter is a place where you can find respect, hope and available resources. We connect with community partners and work one on one with each individual to identify and address their needs for housing, employment, transportation, health/ wellness, financial literacy and training.

Youth Center

CASA's Youth Center provides activities and supervision for children at the shelter as their parent works towards building a safer life for their family.

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Community-Based Advocacy Services

Support Groups & Individual Counseling

CASA offers individual and group counselling to victims of domestic violence. Weekly support groups address issues regarding domestic violence and its impact on the family and include specialized groups for, Spanish speakers, Substance Abuse, and the Elder population.

Justice Advocacy

CASA advocates offer assistance and support to survivors as they apply for injunctions for protection at Clerk of Court offices, provide support to survivors in criminal court proceedings and refer victims to legal services as needed.  To learn more about laws related to domestic violence please click here.

Rapid Re-Housing Program

The Rapid Re-Housing Program involves providing temporary financial assistance and support services that enables participants via shelter or Outreach Services to move from homelessness to permanent housing.

Child Protection Advocacy

CASA provides in-home services including information and referrals, relocation assistance, justice advocacy and crisis intervention to families identified through the Pinellas County Child Protection Investigation Department.

Cell Phone Program

CASA provides donated cell phones for free to survivors for instant access to 911 emergency services. CASA accepts donated phones at our Community Center.

Outreach to Special Communities

CASA advocates make an effort to reach out to the elderly, deaf and communities of color to bridge logistical and cultural issues related to domestic abuse. 

CASA Collections Thrift Shoppe

CASA program participants receive gift certificates to purchase needed items at CASA Collections Thrift Shoppe. All other items are sold to fund our programs.

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CASA in the Community

CASA’s mission is to raise our voices against violence through advocacy, empowerment and social change.  CASA’s vision is a community without domestic violence so that home is a safe place. 

Speaking Engagements

CASA can come speak to your group about domestic violence, CASA's resources and other related topics. Contact us at info@casa-stpete.org to request a member of CASA's Speaker's Bureau for your group meeting.

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Professional Training

CASA staff train community members who have a desire to be advocates for victims and survivors of domestic violence.  CASA’s training for professionals include the following:

Training includes an overview of the most recent domestic and sexual assault laws, information to help professionals recognize the warning signs related to domestic abuse, and discussions to encourage sensitivity to the needs of victims.

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Community Education

CASA staff and volunteers provide education on domestic violence at events such as community and health fairs, neighborhood association meetings, civic associations and to religious congregations.

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Prevention & Education


Pre-School, Elementary & Middle School Peacemakers

Students receive holistic peace education nurturing values of peace and justice using school-approved curriculum.  Parents are encouraged to take an active role in nurturing and supporting lessons learned in the classroom.  For more details click here.

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Primary Prevention

CASA is committed to providing youth with tools and resources they need to help end domestic violence.  Through our prevention efforts, we are always looking for ways to reach out to youth and specifically encourage teen involvement.   For more information on how you or a teenager you know can be involved, or for information for teens that think they might be in an abusive relationship, please visit our Youth web page!

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Community Partnerships

CASA has close working relationships with numerous organizations to the community including the following:

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Florida Coalition Against Domestic Violence Pinellas Community Foundation United Way Suncoast MyFlFamilies JWB Pinellas