CADA is Island County's domestic violence and sexual assault agency. We provide free, confidential assistance for victims of domestic violence, dating violence, rape, child sexual abuse and sexual harassment. Services include crisis intervention, advocacy-based counseling, legal advocacy, medical advocacy, emergency shelter, support groups, parenting classes and community education and prevention.
Founded in 1979, CADA is accredited by the Washington State Office of Crime Victims Advocacy as a Community Sexual Assault Program and is a member of the Washington Coalition of Sexual Assault Programs, Washington State Coalition Against Domestic Violence, Washington State Homelessness Coalition, United Way of Island County, and Oak Harbor, Langley, Coupeville and Stanwood Chambers of Commerce.
Mission statement: To advocate with compassion for victims of domestic and sexual abuse, educate the public about such forms of abuse, develop programs to help prevent abuse in the future, and provide leadership in the community on issues of concern to women, men and children.
The agency's services are delivered without discrimination by reason of race, color, religion, disability, pregnancy, national origin, sexual orientation, gender, age, ethnicity, income, veteran status, marital status, or any other basis prohibited by federal, state or local law. CADA advocates provide information on victims' rights and options but this service should not be construed as legal advice. Clients are encouraged to contact an attorney for legal assistance.
|CADA is governed by the following board of directors.|
|President: Cedric Niiro||Vice President: Jan Pickard|
|Secretary: Mary Boyd||Treasurer: Steve Harada|
|Cate Andrews - Karen Koschak|