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Calling All Cowboys & Cowgirls!

Your Support Will Be Matched The community has been challenged by two private foundations to help LACASA exceed its fundraising goal for Denim & Diamonds in order to earn $50,000 in match-grant awards. That means, your support for this event will have twice the impact for victims and survivors. All proceeds from sponsorships, donations, ticket sales, Wild West gambling, cigar […]

LACASA Provides Infant Safe Sleep Programs

September is Safe Sleep Month in Michigan Livingston County agencies, including LACASA Center, are collaborating to prevent sleep-related infant deaths. Gov. Rick Snyder declared September as “Safe Sleep Month” in Michigan. During the month, and throughout the year, local agencies are working to draw attention to this important issue with information that teaches new parents […]

Cinderella’s Closet Opens for Two Weekends

Fall is in the air and Cinderella’s Closet will be open for two long weekends in September during homecoming season. The boutique has a lovely variety of party dresses in all lengths and sizes for high school girls. Fall 2014 – Homecoming Hours Weekend I Thursday, September 11      3 – 8 p.m. Friday, […]

Children’s Counselor Career Opportunity

Children’s Counselor/Trauma Advocate We currently have a part-time position open for a Children’s Counselor and Trauma Advocate. LACASA’s Children’s Counselor/Advocate is a 20 hour-a-week professional human service position that provides counseling, support, intervention, and recreational activities for children who have witnessed or experienced violence.   We desire a candidate who has skills in clinical work and […]

Advocate Named ‘Champion for Children’

The 2014 recipient of Livingston County’s Champion for Children Award is Deb Calandrino, a long-time child and family advocate. The Champion for Children Award is a joint effort between LACASA’s Child Abuse Prevention (CAP) Council and the Great Start Collaborative of Livingston County, both dedicated to the safety, healthy development and success of children in […]

Take the Denim & Diamonds Sponsor Challenge!

The Challenge Is On! Two private foundations have challenged the community to help LACASA earn $50K in match grant awards. That means your sponsorship support for Denim & Diamonds will make twice the impact for victims and survivors this year! Simply put, we must earn $50,000 to receive $50,000. All proceeds from sponsorships, donations and event […]

Volunteer Training Starts in September

LACASA Center’s fall Volunteer Training Program begins Monday, September 8, 2014. (See full schedule below.) Our comprehensive training program prepares you for a variety of volunteer opportunities within our nonprofit organization. During these sessions you gain an understanding about the impact of child abuse, domestic violence and sexual assault and how you can help.  Class units address our […]

Gratitude to ‘Taste of Twilight’ Participants

TWILIGHT 2014: Many thanks to our “Twilight in the Garden” sponsors as well as the local chefs and restaurants who participated in “Taste of Twilight” this year. Everything was yummy! (See more photos below) #  Taste of Twilight – 2014 Awards Congratulations! Taste of Twilight Winner -Brunner’s Restaurant Committee’s Choice Award – Lakelands Golf & […]

Garden Tour Scavenger Hunt Answers

For Our Super Sleuths Thank you for attending our 16th Annual Garden Tour Weekend. We hope you enjoyed touring the gardens and searching for clues…some in plain sight. Here are the answers to our 2014 Stargazer Scavenger Hunt. Congratulations to Betty Eagle, winner of this year’s hunt drawing, who won a getaway to Sunset Cove Bed […]

Seminars Set for College-Bound Students

College-bound students from Livingston County are invited to attend two free “College Safe” seminars this month on sexual assault awareness and prevention. The events are hosted by LACASA Center. The College Safe seminars will be held: Monday, July 28, from 1 – 3:30 p.m. at Brighton District Library Thursday, July 31, from 5 – 7:30 […]

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LACASA Staff Insight

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 […]