Domestic Violence Shelter
CASA provides refuge, crisis intervention, and advocacy for up to 45 days when home is not a safe place. Shelter participants receive emergency clothing, food, personal care items, support groups, economic empowerment programs, justice advocacy and other services.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Promotes Equity through Outreach Services
CASA understands that each survivor’s situation is unique and works with each individual on a case by case basis.
CASA Community Thrift Shop
CASA program participants receive gift certificates to purchase needed items at CASA Community Thrift Shop. All other items are sold to fund our programs.