MANKATO, Minn. — The Community Connection Committee at Mayo Clinic Health System in Mankato held a collection drive for the Committee Against Domestic Abuse (CADA) April 1-18. CADA is a nonprofit organization that provides support to women and children who have been victims of domestic violence by providing safety, shelter and education at times of great need. The donations ensure those at the CADA house in Mankato have necessities as many often are forced to leave all their belongings behind to find safety.
Total items donated surpassed 3,300 and ranged from toothbrushes to diapers to books, puzzles and dolls.
In 2015, CADA delivered services to 3,182 domestic violence victims and 401 sexual assault victims, as well as emergency shelter to 108 women and 172 children, totaling 7,457 nights.
Mayo Clinic Health System consists of clinics, hospitals and other health care facilities that serve the health care needs of people in more than 60 communities in Georgia, Iowa, Minnesota and Wisconsin. The community-based providers, paired with the resources and expertise of Mayo Clinic, enable patients in the region to receive the highest-quality health care close to home.