SUPERIOR - After seven years of planning and fundraising, victims of domestic violence and sexual assault now have a new home for emergency shelter.
Around 200 local donors helped raise more than $1,000,000 for the renovation of this project and the continued support of CASDA, which is known as the Center Against Sexual and Domestic Abuse.
The previous building only had three bedrooms for victims, but this new space now has 10.
"How do I feel like? I feel like, yes, we are home. We are finally home, and so now, it's time to keep providing those services and programming and doing what we do best," said Kelly Burger, CASDA's executive director.
CASDA officials say they had to turn away nearly 300 women and children last year because of the lack of space.
They say that just goes to show how domestic violence runs very deep in our communities.