CASA's vision is a community without violence
so that home is a safe place.
To reach CASA dial (727) 895-4912 and the following options:
Option “1” for 24-hour Help Line and for Shelter
Option "2" for Outreach Services
Option "6" for Transitional Housing
Option "4" for the Thrift Shoppe
Reception Desk – ext 100
Development – ext 114
Executive Offices – ext 111
Speakers Bureau & Tours – ext
Thrift Store – ext 140
Volunteer Services – ext 107
of stories by CASA employees about their own experiences
with domestic violence and working with survivors. These
files are large - broadband recommended.
Click here for the MS Word version (about 3 MB)
Click here for the Adobe PDF version (about 3 MB)
CASA staff reflect on the feelings at the Shelter upon learning of the death of a former resident. Click here for the essay.
Linda A. Osmundson
Executive Director Linda A. Osmundson came to
CASA in 1989 when seven staff members focused their
energy primarily on shelter services. Under Ms.
Osmundson’s leadership, CASA has grown to
its current status as a nationally and internationally
recognized, full-service agency with innovative
programs, extensive community outreach, 48 full-time
and 24 part-time staff advocates.
Linda was one of the founders of the clemency movement for battered women in Florida. She was a founding member of the Governor’s Task Force on Domestic Violence and received the 1995 Florida Governor’s Peace at Home Award, the 2001 Liberty Bell Award and the 2002 Community Service Woman of the Year Award. She is a past president for the Florida Coalition Against Domestic Violence and she also served on the Steering Committee of the National Coalition. She has presented to internationally in Bogotá, Prague, Cyprus, Japan, Singapore and Melbourne, Australia and visited many more international women’s programs.
Linda has written articles for a variety of publications and presentations. For a table of contents and links to printable versions
For national and international experience, awards and recognition , please see the Full Bio for Linda A. Osmundson
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