LACADA not only provides services to adult survivors of domestic and sexual violence, but also to children. Children entering shelter have left all their familiar surroundings and security. They are often very confused, their mother is in crisis and they are uncertain about their future. LACADA staff begins working immediately to help them adjust to their new environment. LACADA also works to connect youth and families with the resources and support they need to remain safe after leaving the shelter.
LACADA Youth Advocates provide a wide array of services including;
- Help with school enrollment and communication with school liaisons
- Support Groups
- Safety planning for children
- Recreation and Family Activity Nights
- Celebrations for special events such as holidays and children’s birthdays