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Garden Tour Weekend Set for July 9 & 10

Reserve tickets>>  1  | Laidler & Vander Muellen 7228 Linden Rd, Fenton Nearest crossroad: Faussett Roam the serene grounds of this home, which feature a series of shade-tolerant perennial gardens. Ask the homeowners about their hosta collection, which includes more than 250 varieties. Mature trees and elevated stone gardens make this a favorite setting for […]

Join Us for Twilight in the Garden!

Sip on cool wines and craft brews, sample delicious food, listen to sultry jazz, shop for twilight treats, or chill around the cigar bar. It’s all for a good cause!   Reserve tickets online >> Tickets also available at: Bordine’s, 6347 Grand River Ave., Brighton Heavenly Scent Herb Farm, 13730 White Lake Rd., Fenton LACASA […]

Attend a ‘Within these Walls’ Event This Year

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 […]

Bid on Our Preschool Tuition Auction!

Proceeds from Tuition Auction Help Protect Children A local family has the opportunity to enroll their child at Maple Tree Montessori Academy of Brighton while helping to protect children from Livingston County. Maple Tree Montessori Academy is donating a one-year preschool tuition to benefit LACASA’s child abuse prevention programs and services. LACASA is offering the donated […]

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 […]

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 […]

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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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 […]