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Come to Our 35th Anniversary Gala!

LACASA’s Black & White Masquerade Gala Saturday, October 22, 2016 Cocktail Hour 6 p.m. Followed by strolling dinner, live music & dancing Whispering Pines Golf Club, Pinckney # You Are Invited! Please join us to celebrate LACASA Center’s 35th anniversary. Guests will enjoy a cocktail hour, strolling dinner, historic gallery, live music, and dancing all-night-long […]

8-Week ‘Father’s Only’ Group Starts Soon

‘Fathers Only’ Parenting Program An eight-week learning experience for fathers, stepfathers and male role models. Wednesdays — Sept. 28 through Nov. 17, 2016 6 – 8 p.m. Topics include: • The Father I Choose To Be • Fathering Without Fear • Fathering Without Violence • Fathering Daughters/Sons Location: LACASA Center, 2895 W. Grand River Ave., […]

Nominate a Champion for Children!

We are Seeking Nominations for a Champion LACASA Center’s CAP (Child Abuse Prevention) Council and the Great Start Collaborative are asking for the Livingston County community’s help in submitting nominations for the 2016 Champion for Children award. Dedicated individuals can make a tremendous impact towards ensuring that Livingston County children grow up safe, healthy and […]

October Community Baby Shower Planned

You Are Invited… # 2nd Annual Community Baby Shower Saturday, Oct. 15, 2016 9 a.m. to noon Heart of the Shepherd Lutheran Church 228 Burkhart Road, Howell Games. Raffles. Prizes. Food.  Parenting Tips and Baby Safety Information # LACASA Center’s Child Abuse Prevention (CAP) Council, the Great Start Collaborative of Livingston County, and United Healthcare […]

Display Purple Lights in October

October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month # You Can Help Raise Community Awareness WHAT: Shine the Light campaign in Livingston County WHY: To show support for the courage of survivors and to send a message to abusers that we will not tolerate domestic violence in our community HOW: Display lights and awareness posters in […]

20th Annual Candlelight Vigil Set

LACASA’s 20th Annual Candlelight Vigil Tuesday, October 4, 2016 7 – 8 p.m. Historic County Courthouse  Amphitheater 200 E. Grand River Ave., Howell (Across for the Historic Howell Movie Theater) # Please Join Us Join us during National Domestic Violence Awareness Month as we gather to remember victims and honor survivors. Hear members of LACASA’s […]

LACASA Volunteer Training Starts in October

VOLUNTEER TRAINING: Graduate group from a previous training program You Will Make a Difference We invite you to attend our fall Volunteer Training Program, which begins on Thursday, October 27 and concludes on Saturday, November 12, 2016. (See full training schedule below.) Community Education Director and Volunteer Coordinator, Nicole Matthews-Creech, will conduct this in-depth training […]

Domestic Violence Phone Apps Available

From: The Daily Beast Story by: Martha Stortz SURVIVORS  05.03.16 List of apps and features at conclusion of article Can an App Stop Domestic Violence? A new crop of apps provides resources and emergency help for domestic violence victims. In February 2014, Greg Anderson murdered his 11-year-old son, Luke Batty, after a cricket practice just […]

Invite a Friend to ‘Within these Walls’

Come and get to know us! You are invited to attend Within these Walls, an event series we host each month.  Our Within these Walls events are small, personal gatherings that introduce you to LACASA Center and our mission.  During these one-hour programs, we share our stories, discuss our plans for the future, and conduct a […]

Kroger & VGs Programs Help LACASA

  You can help LACASA Center each and every time you shop at Kroger or VG’s Grocery. Link your Kroger Plus card and your VG’s YES card to LACASA and we automatically receive quarterly checks.   KROGER: How to Sign-Up Visit kroger.com Go to your account – sign in or create an account My Account […]

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

The conviction of former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky captured the nation’s attention and cast a spotlight on an endless question: Why don’t victims tell? Tell a parent? Tell a teacher? Tell a friend? Tell someone? We know the question well at LACASA. It comes up repeatedly in our line of work, which […]

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