EIN 59-2114359

Community Action Stops Abuse (CASA)

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Community Action Stops Abuse challenges the societal acceptance of all forms of domestic violence. CASA stands up to silence through advocacy, prevention, intervention, and support services. Its vision is a society free from domestic violence. CASA provides trauma-informed emergency, restorative, and prevention services for adult and child survivors of domestic violence and co-occurring complications. Additionally, it offers community education and prevention programs. CASA's residential services are available in St Petersburg, FL.
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Program areas at CASA

Casa provides a wide variety of trauma informed emergency, restorative and prevention services for adult and child survivors of domestic violence and co-occurring complications, as well as Community education and prevention.casa's residential services include the emergency shelter that provides a safe refuge, crisis intervention and advocacy when home is not a safe place. Shelter participants receive food, clothing, and personal items, with the shelter providing sanctuary to over 500 survivors annually with approximately 41% of those being children. A total of 23,990 bed nights were provided for survivors. Crisis hotline advocates answered 5,862 calls. (continued on schedule o)in addition to shelter services, casa outreach services reached over 1,340 survivors during fiscal year 2021-22 through its various programs providing safety planning basic living needs, advocacy, counseling, assistance and support to survivors and their families. Casa also provides specialized housing services to survivors of domestic violence and their children. Over 400 individuals received time-limited financial assistance and case management to obtain independent housing in the Community. An additional 99 individuals were served through transitional and permanent supportive housing, where families can stay with reduced rent and wrap-around case management to overcome significant barriers to their independence and safety. Casa works closely with the pinellas county sheriff's office child protection investigation division (cpid) to increase the safety of adult and child victims of domestic violence and helps to reduce the number of out-of-home child placements due to domestic violence through the cpid program. During fy 2022, cpi staff provided 855 safety plans and there were 319 assists to apply for victim compensation . Over 24,000 services were provided in courthouse locations by justice advocates. The Florida bar association attorneys in the injunction for protection program received 534 referrals. The peacemaker program provides holistic peace education to more than 2,000 preschoolers, elementary and middle school children in a wide variety of classrooms and schools throughout pinellas county, nurturing a sense of peace and justice during critical times in child development. Peacemakers also provide resources for teachers to continue the program in classrooms.services are available to all survivors of domestic violence and their families, regardless of race, creed, color, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, military status, sex, marital status, disability, immigration status, education, employment status, residency, legal history, or socio-economic status. This includes male and lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex, and questioning (lgbtq+) persons. About 95% of the persons served report coming from pinellas county.casa works collectively to develop a coordinated Community response to domestic violence by collaborating with other service providers, public agencies, planning groups and funding bodies to promote Community education, prevention, and awareness on the subject of domestic and sexual violence and human trafficking. Over 1,300 persons in the Community received training regarding domestic and/ or dating violence. Casa also conducts on-going research and evaluation in the areas of domestic and sexual violence and human trafficking to ensure a high quality of service to our program participants as described above.

Grants made by CASA

GranteeGrant descriptionAmount
Victoria's Place St PeteEmergency Shelter for Survivors of Domestic Abuse (See Part Iv)$600

Who funds Community Action Stops Abuse (CASA)

Grants from foundations and other nonprofits
Community Foundation of Tampa Bay (CFTB)Support of Mission$160,231
Raymund FoundationGeneral Support$85,200
Dalton Carl and Phyllis Family FoundationCharitable$65,000
...and 26 more grants received totalling $627,226

Personnel at CASA

Lariana ForsytheChief Executive Officer$169,082
Mindy ForeyChief Financial Officer$106,800
Justin McClainVice Chair / Secretary / Director$0
Rita WesleySecretary / Board Member$0
Rachel CarpenterVice Chair / Secretary / Director$0
...and 7 more key personnel

Financials for CASA

RevenuesFYE 06/2022
Total grants, contributions, etc.$18,561,302
Program services$31,700
Investment income and dividends$8,357
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$0
Net rental income$0
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$-63,177
Net income from fundraising events$-127,033
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$25,243
Miscellaneous revenues$62,953
Total revenues$18,499,345

Form 990s for CASA

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2022-062023-05-11990View PDF
2021-062022-03-09990View PDF
2021-062022-03-01990View PDF
2020-062021-05-11990View PDF
2019-062020-09-01990View PDF
...and 9 more Form 990s
Data update history
February 4, 2024
Received grants
Identified 8 new grant, including a grant for $85,200 from Raymund Foundation
November 25, 2023
Received grants
Identified 3 new grant, including a grant for $23,310 from Pinellas Community Foundation
July 22, 2023
Received grants
Identified 17 new grant, including a grant for $252,500 from St Anthony's Hospital
July 19, 2023
Posted financials
Added Form 990 for fiscal year 2022
July 1, 2023
Updated personnel
Identified 3 new personnel
Nonprofit Types
Crime and legal aid organizationsHousing and shelter organizationsCharities
Human servicesAbuse preventionCrime and law
Political advocacyProvides grantsFundraising eventsReceives government fundingCommunity engagement / volunteeringGala fundraisersTax deductible donations
General information
PO Box 414
St Petersburg, FL 33731
Metro area
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL
Pinellas County, FL
Website URL
(727) 895-4912
IRS details
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Form 990
Year formed
Eligible to receive tax-deductible contributions (Pub 78)
NTEE code, primary
I70: Protection Against, Prevention of Neglect, Abuse, Exploitation
NAICS code, primary
62422: Community Housing Services
Parent/child status
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