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Denim & Diamonds Set for September

Saturday, September 19, 2015 6 – 10 p.m. Haggerty-Bearden Ranch, Howell Join us for a jeans-preferred evening at the scenic lakeside ranch of Steven Bearden and Gwen Haggerty-Bearden. Stroll the grounds, gamble, watch horse shows, drink, dine, and dance the night away. It’s all for a good cause! This year’s 52-Card Dazzling Diamond Raffle features a […]

LACASA Launches ‘Call Us First’ Campaign

Campaign Encourages Victims to Reach Out for Help LACASA’s Sexual Assault Response Center launches a “Call Us First” campaign in September which encourages victims to reach out for help following a sexual assault. “It can be intimidating and even paralyzing for a victim to contact the police following an assault,” said Bobette Schrandt, president and CEO […]

Cinderella’s Closet Sets Fall Dates

Cinderella’s Closet Sets Fall Dates

Homecoming 2015 – Boutique Hours Weekend I Thursday    Sept. 17    3 – 8 p.m. Friday         Sept. 18    3 – 8 p.m. Saturday     Sept. 19    11 a.m. – 4 p.m. Weekend II Thursday    Sept. 24    3 – 8 p.m. Friday         Sept. […]

Program for Fathers Begins in September

LACASA Center, in partnership with the Kellogg Family Foundation, will offer an 8-week Fathers Only program beginning Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2015. Fathers, stepfathers, grandfathers and male role models who are interested in strengthening family relationships are invited to participate. The weekly series provides a comfortable setting for men to discuss the challenges and rewards of parenting. […]

Award-Winning Series Helps Parents

LACASA Center, in partnership with the Kellogg Family Foundation, is offering a fall Nurturing Parenting program starting Tuesday, October 6, 2015. This award-winning class series is designed for parents with young children ages newborn through 11-years-old. Parents learn a variety of skills including: Stages of child development Empathy Appropriate expectations Positive discipline Parent/Child roles Coping techniques Power and independence […]

Volunteer Training Starts In October

We invite you to attend our fall Volunteer Training Program, which begins on October 29 and concludes on November 14, 2015. LACASA staff members will be on hand to facilitate sessions that give you all the skills needed to volunteer for any of our programs or events. (This does not include Court Appointed Special Advocate […]

Your Landscaping Can Help LACASA

You can help victims at LACASA Center when you freshen your gardens or landscape your yard this season! Nelligan’s Outdoor Service is donating a portion of its sales on mulch and all landscaping services to LACASA starting April 17, 2015 and running through October 18, 2015. There are two ways you can give back to […]

Champion Awards Announced

Three Named 2015 Champions for Children Three individuals were honored with the 2015 Champion for Children Award at LACASA’s Twilight in the Garden event on Saturday, July 18, 2015. Kirk and A.J. Evenson are long-time educators and advocates for vulnerable children in Livingston County. Tanya Kramer is a foster mom, raising six children on her […]

Come to Our Volunteer Dinner!

You are invited to a sweet celebration Wednesday, August 19, 2015 5:30 – 8 p.m. Howell Opera House Grand River Ave. & Walnut St., Downtown Howell Please RSVP  By Wednesday, August 5 @ http://vols.pt/t41Pij (Later registrations will be taken on a first come, first serve basis) Feel free to bring a guest! (Please, adults only)  We can’t […]

Special Shift Job Position Open

Special Shift Advocate We are seeking a Special Shift Advocate to work weekends, including some evenings and overnight shifts. As a Special Shift Advocate, you will interact with victims and survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault and child abuse in our shelter and on our 24/7 crisis line. Skills required include empathy, organization, record keeping, and […]

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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 […]