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Play in Our ‘Drive Out Child Abuse’ Golf Outing

Golf with Sports Greats 2500 Whispering Pines Drive, Pinckney # Join Our “Drive Out Child Abuse” Outing Have Your Photo Taken with Celebrity Golfers Eddie Murray – Former Detroit pro football player John Ogrodnick – Former Detroit pro hockey player Larry Murphy – Former Detroit pro hockey player Pat Sheridan – Former Detroit pro baseball […]

Seeking Adult Sexual Assault Counselor

ADULT SEXUAL ASSAULT COUNSELOR We are seeking an Adult Sexual Assault Counselor for this part-time position (24 hours per week). This is a professional human service position, which provides individual and group counseling for adults who have been impacted by domestic violence, sexual assault and child abuse.  Our education requirement is a minimum of a […]

Seeking Social Worker & Legal Advocate

Social Worker/Legal Advocate LACASA is seeking a Social Worker/Legal Advocate to join our nonprofit organization. This is a professional human service position, which provides support and advocacy for survivors of domestic violence. Requirements include strong skills in crisis intervention, advocacy, organization, and knowledge of domestic violence and the criminal justice process. In addition, a Bachelor’s […]

Please Come to Our 35th Celebration!

You are invited… 35th Anniversary Open House Wednesday, May 18, 2016 4 – 7 p.m. LACASA Center, 2895 W. Grand River Ave., Howell We have a festive celebration planned to commemorate May 18, when LACASA officially was established as a nonprofit organization in 1981. Please drop by between 4 – 7 p.m. and be a […]

‘Advocating for Baby’ Conference May 4

LACASA’s Child Abuse Prevention Council Presents Advocating for the Baby: Infant Mental Health and Decision Making in At-Risk and Child-Welfare Cases Featuring Infant Mental Health Specialists & Mentors with Michigan Association for Infant Mental Health Kathleen Baltman, MA, IMH-E(IV)  &  Mary Beth Reimer, MA, IMH-E(IV) Wednesday, May 4, 2016 8 a.m. – 12 p.m. EMS […]

Kroger & VGs Rewards 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!

Anniversary Events Planned! JANUARY, 2016 — This year marks LACASA Center’s 35th anniversary and we have two wonderful events planned for the community (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 and services for victims and survivors […]

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 […]

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 […]

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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 […]