CASA Community Action Stops Abuse, has been working in the Tampa Bay area since 1977 providing refuge, crisis intervention, advocacy, professional training and community outreach to break the silence that isolates victims of domestic violence and prevents them from a life of hope, independence and peace. 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.
Domestic Violence Knows No Boundries
Posted on 12/19/2014
Yesterday, we learned that Rochelle Tatrai-Ray, CEO of Gulfcoast Jewish Family & Community Services, headquartered in Largo, was murdered... Read More
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Working with Mental Health and Addiction Professionals
Posted on 12/18/2014
Domestic violence advocates make sure that battered and formerly battered women can be employed by our programs. We try to resist the temptation to require credentials like master’s or bachelor’s degrees to work for us. At CASA, most job descriptions say... Read More
Her-story of Mental Health and Women Complicates Domestic Violence
Posted on 12/13/2014
In the late 1800s and early 1900s, women (mostly wealthy, educated women) who had creative or unusual ideas were considered incorrigible and sent off to mental institutions to languish... Read More