Citizens Assisting & Sheltering the Abused (CASA)

Organization Description

CASA, Inc. is committed to providing services and education that promote physical and emotional safety, foster growth, and empower individuals, families and communities involved in domestic violence and sexual assault/abuse. Legal services include information and referral, counseling, court accompaniment and representation. CASA's programs also include non-legal counseling services, support groups, abuser intervention, temporary emergency shelter to victims of domestic violence, career advisement, and monthly worships that deal with legal rights, job readiness and more.

Program Details

CASA Legal Services

Program Website: Program Services

Program Description:

CASA Programs and Services Offered include:

  • Legal Services - Provides FREE counseling and information concerning divorce, child custody and support, property settlement, protection from domestic violence and criminal prosecution.

  • Domestic Violence Program - Emergency shelter services provided to victims and their children. Provides counseling, crisis intervention, and shelter to both individuals and families involved in domestic violence situations.

  • Rape Crisis Program - Advocacy and accompaniment for victims of sexual assault/abuse. Provides crisis intervention and counseling to ages 4 and up—adults and children, who have been sexually abused/assaulted. Counseling and support are provided to the victim's family and friends as well.

  • Abuse Intervention Program - The Abuse Intervention Program consists of eight months of once-a-week group meetings as well as weekly check-ins and periodic partner contact.

  • Children's Program - Provides services to children and adolescents who have experienced family violence and/or physical, emotional, and sexual abuse. Services include assessment, individual and family counseling, groups for children and parents, and coordination of intervention with other community agencies and programs serving children and families.

  • Support Group - Trauma Support Group (two per year) inclusive of domestic violence and sexual assault survivors

CASA will see you right away. The intake process for counseling begins with you coming in and talking with a crisis/intake counselor for up to three appointments. This allows your immediate needs to be addressed promptly. If you desire, you can then request assignment to a therapist for ongoing therapy. Other services are also provided with little to no wait. 

Advice/Help Hotline Phone: 301-739-8975
Office days/hours: Monday-Thursday, between 8:30am-4:30pm and Friday 8:30am-3pm.
Advice/Help Hotline Days/Hours: 24/7
Advice/Help Hotline Phone: 301-739-8975
Condition of waiver (describe): No one is turned away, however, due to an inability to pay.
Cost or fee (describe): Counseling and shelter services are supported by grant funding.
Eligibility-residence-county: Statewide
Children (Child Custody, Support, Adoption): Brief advice/Help with forms/Clinics
Divorce: Brief advice/Help with forms/Clinics
Domestic Violence: Brief advice/Help with forms/Clinics
Other Topics: Brief advice/Help with forms/Clinics
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