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21st Annual Candlelight Vigil is set for Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Please Join Us

LACASA Center hosts its annual Domestic Violence Candlelight Vigil each October to remember lives lost and recognize the courage of survivors.

Guests gather in the courtyard of the Historic County Courthouse in downtown Howell for the Vigil at 7 p.m. 

Community leaders speak, the Howell a Cappella Choir performs, and participants light candles in memory of domestic violence victims.

This year, members of LACASA’s Teen Advisory Council will talk about their work in the high schools to raise awareness about teen dating abuse and teen dating violence.

Memorial tributes are arranged on the hill of the amphitheater to honor the Michigan children, women and men who have lost their lives to domestic violence.

October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month. 

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We invite the community to join LACASA’s Shine the Light campaign during October to raise awareness about this pervasive issue.

Residents and businesses may purchase purple lights from LACASA and hang them during October with a cause poster that says in part: Domestic Violence Has No Place in Our Community.

For more information about ordering string lights or porch light bulbs, and obtaining free posters, contact Nicole Matthews-Creech, LACASA Community Education Director, at 517-548-1350.








LACASA Staff Insight

Why Victims Don’t Tell: Sandusky case sheds light on complexities of sexual abuse

EDITOR’S NOTE: This article originally was written and published by LACASA in September, 2012. It is updated regularly with links to relevant articles as they appear in the press. You will find the links at the bottom of this post. By Robin L. O’Grady with Nicole Matthews-Creech The conviction of former Penn State assistant football […]