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Come to ‘Twilight in the Garden’ Set for July 22

Join us at the panoramic setting of Bader Acres  Our hosts are Linda & Dale Bader Saturday, July 22, 2017 6 p.m. until Twilight 3600 Bowen Road, Howell Evening Highlights  Enjoy wines from around the world Sample craft brews Nibble on hors d’oeuvres created by local chefs Listen to hot jazz Chill out at the […]

Join Our ‘Stock the Shop’ Donation Drive

Give your tucked-away treasures and gently-loved favorites a fresh start. Donate them to the LACASA Collection, a new upscale resale store that we will be opening soon in Howell. Our “Stock the Shop Donation Drive” is going on now to help fill the shop, where all proceeds will stay local and help victims of abuse. […]

Volunteer Dinner Set for August 10

9th Annual Volunteer Appreciation Dinner Thursday, August 10, 2017 6 – 8 p.m. Howell Opera House Volunteers for LACASA help support our mission in so many ways. That’s why our theme this year is “How Sweet It Is,” because it does not get any sweeter for an organization than to have a courageous team of […]

Job Position Open for Assailant Counselor

Assailant Counselor – Part-time MAY 2017 — We are seeking an Assailant Counselor who will co-facilitate our Assailant Intervention Group. This is a one-day-a-week position, which is split between the mornings and evenings.  Our Assailant Counselor opening is a professional human service position that requires both clinical and administrative skills. We are seeking specific abilities […]

‘Champion for Children’ Recipient Announced

APRIL, 2017 — LACASA Center’s Champion for Children award recipient was named recently at the Child Abuse Prevention (CAP) Council’s Power of One Luncheon at the Howell Opera House. Robin Schutz was chosen as this year’s winner in honor of her personal and professional commitment to working for children and her tireless efforts to bring […]

Hospital Donates $40k to Save SANE Program

 # St. Joseph Mercy Livingston Helps LACASA  # February 2017 — St. Joseph Mercy Livingston Hospital recently donated $40,000 to LACASA’s Sexual Assault Response Center, which will enable the program to continue operating in Livingston County. “St. Joseph Mercy Livingston literally saved our program, which serves sexual assault victims and survivors from our community,” said […]

Kellogg Foundation Honored at Luncheon

February 17, 2017 — LACASA hosted a Gifts from the Heart open house luncheon today to celebrate its 12-year relationship with the Kellogg Family Foundation. The foundation, which has partnered with LACASA over the years to provide parent education classes and home visiting programs for at-risk families, has now expanded its support to other programs […]

Family Friendly Award Winner Named

Garden Gate Montessori Honored with Family Friendly Award LACASA Center’s CAP (Child Abuse Prevention) Council partnered with the Hartland Area Chamber of Commerce to recognize a Hartland Area business for going out of its way to enhance the lives of its employees and their families. Holly Naylor, CAP Council coordinator, presented the 2016 Family Friendly […]

Charity Boutique on Horizon for LACASA

Donation Drive Starts in January DECEMBER, 2016 — LACASA Center will open a charity resale boutique next year and is launching a “Shop with Dignity Donation Drive” beginning in January, 2017. “We are excited about this new venture,” said Bobette Schrandt, LACASA’s president and CEO. “It will not only benefit the community, but will help […]

LACASA Earns Top Ranking in State Audit

State of Michigan Oversight Board Releases Audit Rankings November 2016 — LACASA Center has been awarded a 100 Percent Ranking on its State Quality Assurance Audit by the Michigan Domestic and Sexual Violence Prevention and Treatment Board (MDSVPTB). “This is an amazing accomplishment,” said Karen Porter, quality assurance director of the MDSVPTB. “Especially for an […]

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

EDITOR’S NOTE: This article is updated regularly in the footnote section, which provides links to ongoing news about the Penn State Scandal and its aftermath. By Robin L. O’Grady with Nicole Matthews-Creech The conviction of former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky captured the nation’s attention and cast a spotlight on an endless question: […]