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LACASA Adopts Adorable Four-Legged Advocate

LACASA Center has something to bark about! We just adopted a black Labrador to serve as a Court Advocacy Dog for our agency. Our new friend is named Penny and she will serve as a source of support for child abuse victims who are receiving services through our Child Abuse Response Effort (CARE) and our […]

‘Fathers Only’ Series Begins Jan. 28

LACASA Center, in partnership with the June & Edward Kellogg Family Dental Foundation, will offer an 8-week Fathers Only program beginning Wednesday, January 28, 2015. Fathers, stepfathers, grandfathers and male role models who are interested in strengthening family relationships are invited to enroll. The weekly series provides a comfortable setting for men to discuss the challenges […]

Volunteer Training Starts in March

LACASA Center’s spring Volunteer Training Program begins Thursday, March 12, 2015. (See full schedule below) Our comprehensive training program prepares you for a variety of volunteer opportunities within our nonprofit organization. During these sessions you gain an understanding about the impact of child abuse, domestic violence and sexual assault and how you can help.  Class units address […]

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 […]

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 […]

Luncheon Honors Kellogg Foundation Partnership

DEC. 5, 2014 — LACASA Center hosted a 10|10 Open House luncheon to honor its decade-long alliance with the June & Edward Kellogg Family Dental Foundation. The Kellogg foundation celebrated its 10th anniversary in 2014 and marked 10 years of partnership with LACASA Center in providing positive parenting programs throughout the community.  LACASA President & […]

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 – […]

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 […]

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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 […]