Citizens Against Spousal Assault has officially changed its name to The Domestic Violence Center of Howard County.
The purpose of the name change, which was effective Dec. 1, is to avoid confusion with other agencies also using the acronym CASA.
The Domestic Violence Center provides services to anyone who has experienced a violent relationship, not just spouses. Help is also available to elderly parents who are abused, people in abusive dating relationships, children in violent homes and abusive homosexual relationships.
The Domestic Violence Center offers shelter for clients, a 24-hour hot line, individual and group counseling for victims and abusers, professional training and community educational programs.