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Calling All Cowboys & Cowgirls!

Your Support Will Be Matched The community has been challenged by two private foundations to help LACASA exceed its fundraising goal for Denim & Diamonds in order to earn $50,000 in match-grant awards. That means, you support for this event will have twice the impact for victims and survivors. All proceeds from sponsorships, donations, ticket sales, Wild West gambling, cigar […]

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 […]

Take the Denim & Diamonds Sponsor Challenge!

The Challenge Is On! Two private foundations have challenged the community to help LACASA earn $50K in match grant awards. That means your sponsorship support for Denim & Diamonds will make twice the impact for victims and survivors this year! Simply put, we must earn $50,000 to receive $50,000. All proceeds from sponsorships, donations and event […]

LACASA Volunteer Appreciation Dinner Set

LACASA’s Sixth Annual Volunteer Appreciation Dinner is a special evening when we have an opportunity to show our volunteers how important they are to our organization. The tireless efforts of our volunteers help change the lives of victims and survivors in a myriad of ways. We look forward to honoring our dedicated volunteers this year. […]

Volunteer Training Starts in September

LACASA Center’s fall Volunteer Training Program begins Monday, September 8, 2014. (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 our […]

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 […]

Seminars Set for College-Bound Students

College-bound students from Livingston County are invited to attend two free “College Safe” seminars this month on sexual assault awareness and prevention. The events are hosted by LACASA Center. The College Safe seminars will be held: Monday, July 28, from 1 – 3:30 p.m. at Brighton District Library Thursday, July 31, from 5 – 7:30 […]

Costco Earns Our ‘Family Friendly Award’

Costco Wholesale received LACASA’s 2014 “Family Friendly Award” for the company’s outstanding programs designed to help employees balance work-life-health issues. LACASA’s Child Abuse Prevention (CAP) Council and the Greater Brighton Area Chamber of Commerce work together each year to select a company deserving of the Family Friendly Award. The annual award recognizes local companies that encourage […]

Attend a Monthly ‘Within these Walls’ Event

Come and get to know us! You are invited to attend Within these Walls, a new event series we are hosting each month in 2014. (See schedule 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 […]

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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 […]