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Golf for Good on Friday, June 19

You can help Drive Out Child Abuse in Livingston County by playing in our golf scramble this summer. Your team will play for a child and be named for that child. All proceeds benefit abused and neglected children from our community. Join us for a fun day on the course that includes games, competitions and […]

CASA Volunteer Training Starts in June

Be a Hero for a Child Our Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) program is seeking dedicated individuals to be the voice of an abused child who is in the Livingston County foster care system or family court system. CASA’s next Volunteer Training Program begins in June, 2015. The program’s Flex Learning Curriculum combines online coursework and […]

CAP Kids’ Fair Set for May 30 & 31

# CAP Kids’ Fair Saturday and Sunday, May 30 & 31, 2015 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Livingston Street in Downtown Pinckney, right next to the playground Join us for a fun and educational weekend when LACASA’s Child Abuse Prevention (CAP) Council hosts its annual Kids’ Fair in conjunction with the Pinckney Art in the […]

Attend a ‘Within these Walls’ Event

Come and get to know us! You are invited to attend Within these Walls, an event series we host each month. (See event dates for 2015 below) 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 […]

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 […]

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 Adopts Canine Advocate

LACASA Center has something to bark about! We 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 Legal […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 & […]

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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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