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Charity Boutique on Horizon for LACASA

Donation Drive Starts in January 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 victims from Livingston […]

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 […]

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

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 […]

CAP Council Earns Tier III Status

September, 2016 — LACASA Center’s Child Abuse Prevention (CAP) Council recently earned state-wide recognition along with an increase in funding from the Michigan Children’s Trust Fund (CTF). The CAP Council provides awareness programs throughout Livingston County that teach members of the community how to help prevent child abuse and child sexual abuse. CTF promoted the […]

Invite a Friend to ‘Within these Walls’

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 […]

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 […]

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

EDITOR’S NOTE: This article was written and published by LACASA in September, 2012. It is updated periodically with links to relevant articles as they appear in the press. You will find the links at the bottom of this post. By Robin L. O’Grady with Nicole Matthews-Creech The conviction of former Penn State assistant football coach […]