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Mommologues Event to Benefit LACASA

         Voices – Out Loud & Proud Join us for a heart-warming evening as some of Livingston County’s most respected writers and performers gather to present Mommologues: Musings on Motherhood. All ticket proceeds benefit LACASA Center. This pre-Mother’s Day event celebrates the trials, tribulations and momentous moments of motherhood. Listen as contributors read […]

Detroit News Features Our Safe Pet Place

APRIL 16, 2014 – The Detroit News released an article about LACASA’s Safe Pet Place this week on page one of the publication. The story discusses a national trend of domestic violence shelters: opening, or working to open, on-site facilities that house the family pets of victims. For more than a decade, LACASA Center has had […]

LACASA On-Call Team Earns Recognition

APRIL, 2014  - LACASA Center recently was honored by the Livingston County Prosecutor’s Office for defending crime victims’ rights. The annual awards ceremony is held every April as part of National Crime Victims’ Rights Week. The Prosecutor’s Office recognized LACASA’s On-Call Response Team with the Above and Beyond Award. The LACASA Team provides around-the-clock aid to […]

Become a Garden Tour & Twilight Sponsor

Garden Tour & Twilight in the Garden Sponsorship Opportunities Dear Friend and Supporter, The joy of transformation!  Winter is finally giving way to spring, and before you know it, we will be enjoying the beauty of summer and two of LACASA’s signature events: 16th Annual Garden Tour, Saturday & Sunday, July 13 – 14, 2014 […]

Clothesline Project On Display in April

  LACASA hosts the Clothesline Project this April as part of National Sexual Assault Awareness Month. The Clothesline Project promotes awareness about the impact of sexual assault and interpersonal violence on victims, their families, and the community. T-shirts created by local survivors — as well as their families and friends — are displayed at LACASA Center and […]

WHMI & LACASA Team Up for Military Women

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month and WHMI’s Morning Crew and LACASA Center are teaming up to host a two-week “Wow Our Women” (WOW) collection drive for U.S. military women serving in Afghanistan. The idea started when WHMI’s Mike & Jon in the Morning reached out to Staff Sergeant Kelly Simon, a former Howell resident, who serves as an Army […]

‘Pinwheels for Prevention’ Set for April 1

View Photo Gallery of 2014 Pinwheels Event>> LACASA’s Child Abuse Prevention (CAP) Council will host its annual “Pinwheels for Prevention” ceremony Tuesday, April 1, 2104, to launch National Child Abuse Prevention Month in Livingston County.   Members of the community are invited to help plant a pinwheel garden during a special ceremony that will take […]

LACASA Teen Council Creates Campaign

LACASA’s Teen Advisory Council Creates Sexual Assault Awareness Campaign  MARCH, 2014 — Our Teen Advisory Council launches a new campaign in area high schools this month to raise awareness about issues surrounding sexual assault. The “No Means…” campaign incorporates the messages: “No excuses. No blurred lines.” and directly challenges  sentiments expressed in the popular song […]

‘Strengthening Families’ Course Starts Soon

LACASA’s Strengthening Families program, a 12-week course designed to help parents learn valuable parenting skills, is set to begin March 31, 2014. This family skills course is designed for parents with children ages 5 to 11-years-old. Participants explore effective communication styles, family problem-solving techniques, and stress management skills. Classes are held on Mondays from 5:15 to 8 p.m. in the LESA Building,1425 W. […]

2014 Mission Partners Making a Difference

LACASA’s 2014 Mission Partners are committed to providing help and hope for victims of child abuse, domestic violence and sexual assault. These major $10,000-level contributors make a significant difference in the lives of victims and their families. xBert & Judy Herzog – Executive Wealth Management  Steve & Kate Lowry – Lowry Solutions Douglas & Carol Rearick – Star […]

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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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