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Pinwheel Celebration: Join Us April 1

LACASA’s CAP (Child Abuse Prevention) Council will host its annual “Pinwheels for Prevention” ceremony on the first day of April to launch National Child Abuse Prevention Month in Livingston County. Help Us Plant a Pinwheel Garden! Wednesday, April 1, 2015 Noon Front Lawn of Howell Carnegie Library, 314 W. Grand River Ave., Howell Speakers Bill […]

April Hours Set for Cinderella’s Closet

Cinderella’s Closet opens for a two-weekend run on Thursday, April 16, 2015.  All gently-worn prom dresses are just $25. Shop the boutique and help the environment by recycling and re-loving a party dress. All proceeds benefit victims of interpersonal violence at LACASA Center. Boutique Hours – Spring 2015 Weekend I Thursday, April 16, 3 – […]

Workshop Set for Parents of Teens

LACASA Center is hosting a workshop this spring on Strategies for Parenting Teens: Creating Lasting Family Connections. The free 7-week program is designed to support parents raising teenagers. During these two-hour weekly programs, parents of teens ages 14 – 18 gain valuable insights about the challenges facing teens today—including issues surrounding designer drugs and substance abuse. Workshop sessions are […]

Check the Box. Change a Life.

You can make a small donation on your 2014 Michigan taxes and make a huge difference in the life of a child from Livingston County.  “We have a unique opportunity to increase the funds available in our community to prevent child abuse and neglect,” said Deanna Norris, director of LACASA’s Child Abuse Prevention (CAP) Council. […]

Attend ‘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 […]

‘Hunting Ground’ Premier Slated for April 17

Attend the Film. Meet the Producer. LACASA Center will present a powerful documentary about sexual assault on college campuses, “The Hunting Ground,” this April in partnership with the First National Bank of Livingston County, the Historic Howell Theater, and Executive Wealth Management. We are honored to announce that the film’s Co-Editor and Associate Producer, Douglas Blush, […]

LACASA Adopts Canine 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 […]

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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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 […]