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How You Can Help Victims This Season

The holidays aren’t joyful for everyone.  Victims face many unique struggles during the yuletide season. At a time when the whole world seems to be celebrating, victims often find themselves facing difficult mental, emotional and financial challenges. It is a time filled with memories of the past and anxiety about the future. You can help […]

LACASA Receives $1 Million Endowment

DEC. 22, 2014 — LACASA Center, a comprehensive nonprofit agency that provides critical services for victims of child abuse, domestic violence and sexual assault, announced today that it is the recipient of a $1 million endowment. The investment fund, made by an angel funder who requests anonymity, stipulates that the $1 million endowment remain intact […]

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

Foundations Award Grant to LACASA

The Detroit Auto Dealers Association (DADA) Charitable Foundation Fund recently awarded LACASA Center a $50,000 grant, which will be utilized for the nonprofit to become a nationally accredited Children’s Advocacy Center. The DADA grant is awarded through the Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan, which partners with the group to select nonprofit agencies for grant funding. “We are excited that […]

Career Opportunities at LACASA Center

LACASA Center is a nonprofit organization located in Howell, Michigan. We provide comprehensive programs and services for victims and survivors of child abuse, domestic violence and sexual assault. Currently, we have a variety of full-time and part-time positions open at our agency. Visit our Careers Section to learn details about career opportunities in our administrative […]

LACASA Offers Safe Sleep Programs

Learn the ABCs of keeping infants safe Livingston County agencies, including LACASA Center, are collaborating to prevent sleep-related infant deaths. The Livingston County Department of Public Health, LACASA’s Child Abuse Prevention (CAP) Council, and Safe Kids Huron Valley all strive to create awareness about Safe Sleep practices. These groups conduct workshops and awareness programs that teach […]

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 […]

LACASA shelters victims’ pets, too!

Our Safe Pet Place allows victims of domestic violence to arrive at the Crisis Shelter with their family pet…or pets, as the case may be. LACASA Center offers two cozy indoor kennel facilities that keep pets safe and sound.  Pets often are used to control victims. Abusers may threaten to harm or even kill a family […]

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 […]

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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 […]