CASA stands for Community Action Stops Abuse and their mission is to help build a community where abuse doesn't happen, and where home is a safe place. Doesn't seem hard, right? Doesn't even seem real to most of us that home could ever be anything other than safe! Unfortunately for many it isn't.
We met with Kelly Steele, CASA's Volunteer Coordinator, and she told us that 1 out of every 3 woman have been in or is currently in an abusive relationship. That statistic is astonishing to me! That means when you go to the grocery store you can count 1, 2, 3 as you peer across the isles at woman passing by, and one of them has been or is being abused.
Domestic abuse doesn't always happen to woman, though. Abuse happens to everyone, including the elderly. There is no "picture" of an abused person, no typical age, class or gender. CASA was built to help and support all victims of abuse. They offer counseling, housing, legal assistance, education and many more services to aid victims of abuse!
There are many ways we, as a community, can be of assistance to CASA! If you'd like to find out information about how you can help, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Boss Babe Club and The Urban Canning Company are going to donate 10% of our ticket sales for our Beginner Jam Making + Mimosa Brunch Bar to CASA. Kelly will also be there to talk a little bit about the organization and we'll be collecting old cell phones this whole month to donate to CASA. The organization refurbishes old cell phones and turns them into emergency 911 phones so that victims can have a concealed phone in case they are ever in danger.
Boss Babe Club is also putting together a delicious Mimosa bar with scones and jam! You won't want to miss it! You can purchase your tickets HERE! If you'd like to donate an old used cell phone please drop it by our kitchen! Address and hours LOCATED HERE!