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It’s Our 35th Anniversary!

JANUARY, 2016 — This year marks LACASA Center’s 35th anniversary. We officially were established as a nonprofit in 1981. Since then, we have grown to become a comprehensive center providing more than 25 programs and services for victims and survivors of child abuse, domestic violence and sexual assault. The LACASA of today is far different […]

‘Check the Box’ on Michigan Tax Returns

LACASA’s Child Abuse Prevention (CAP) Council wants area residents to know they can help keep kids safe in Livingston County this tax season by adding a simple check mark to Form 4642 on Michigan 2015 state income tax returns. Donations made by local residents to the Michigan Children’s Trust Fund (CTF) result in dollars coming […]

Chem-Trend Funds ‘LEAD the Way’ Project

Chem-Trend receives $150K grant toward program partnership January, 2016 – Chem-Trend®, headquartered in Howell, Michigan, has received a $153,000 grant from its parent company Freudenberg, to sponsor LACASA Center’s LEAD the Way project. The funds will be awarded over a three-year period. LACASA developed LEAD the Way as an educational program for teens that encourages […]

Legal Advocate Position Open

Our Legal Advocate opening is a professional human service position which provides support and advocacy for survivors of domestic violence during the criminal justice process. This position requires strong skills in crisis intervention, advocacy, organization, and knowledge of domestic violence and the criminal justice process. A Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience is needed for this […]

Our CAP Council Receives $4000 Grant

JANUARY 2016 — LACASA Center’s Child Abuse Prevention (CAP) Council recently received a donation from Steve Bloom, owner of Verizon Wireless Zone stores in Howell, Hartland and Highland. The $4000 check was awarded as part of a community grant program through the Wireless Zone Foundation for Giving. “The CAP Council’s mission is to provide community-wide […]

Two Class Sessions Set for Parents of Teens

Two Class Sessions Set for Parents of Teens

‘Creating Lasting Family Connections’ Classes We are offering two free multi-week workshops for parents of teens this winter. Creating Lasting Family Connections sessions will be held during the day on Mondays and during the evening on Wednesdays. This program, designed for parents of teens age 11 – 17, provides parents with support, insights and information […]

Attend a ‘Within these Walls’ Event This Year

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 […]

CASA Celebrates Five-Year Anniversary

Program Helps Abused & Neglected Children JANUARY, 2016 — Livingston County’s Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) program, established by LACASA Center in 2011, celebrates its five-year anniversary this month. “The LACASA-CASA program helps children who cannot return home because it is not safe,” said Bobette Schrandt, president and CEO of LACASA. LACASA hosted a five-year […]

Join Kroger & VGs Rewards Programs

  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 Go to your account – sign in or create an account My Account […]

Emotional Film “Room’ Runs Through Jan. 7

LACASA Center is sponsoring the film “Room” at the Historic Howell Theater. The movie opens on Dec. 26, 2015, and runs through Jan. 7, 2016. Room is a deeply-emotional suspense film based on the novel by Irish-Canadian writer Emma Donoghue. It chronicles a mother and child who are held captive by a sexual deviant for […]

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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 […]