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Two Events Coming. Save the Dates!

New day!  Friday, September 16, 2016 6 – 10 p.m. New location!  Cross W Ranch of Howell Happenings ~  Wild West gambling – Play cards, spin wheels, throw dice ~  Down-home cooking – Enjoy a delicious barbecue buffet ~  Live music – By Kari Holmes & The Modern Day Drifters ~  Dance lessons – Kick up your […]

LACASA Volunteer Appreciation Dinner Set

LACASA’s 8th Annual Volunteer Appreciation Dinner is a special evening when we have an opportunity to show our volunteers how important they are to our organization. The tireless efforts of our volunteers help change the lives of victims and survivors in a myriad of ways. We look forward to honoring our dedicated volunteers this year. LACASA’s […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

It’s Our 35th Anniversary!

Come to Our Masquerade Gala this Fall! JANUARY, 2016 — This year marks LACASA Center’s 35th anniversary and we hope you will celebrate with us on October 22, 2016 (see below). We officially were established as a nonprofit in 1981. Since then, we have grown to become a comprehensive center providing more than 25 programs […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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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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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