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‘Nurturing Parenting’ Series Starts Jan. 23

‘Nurturing Parenting’ Series Starts Jan. 23

The winter session of our eight-week Nurturing Parenting Program starts Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018, at LACASA Center. This is an award-winning, nationally recognized program for parents of young children, from newborn to 11 years old. Parents will learn more about empathy, appropriate expectations, positive discipline, power and independence, and parenting roles. Dates: Tuesdays, Jan. 23 […]

Thank You for Your Support!

Thank You for Your Support!

  Gratitude for Giving LACASA Center and the LACASA Collection want to extend our deepest gratitude to our nonprofit organization’s 2017 sponsors, donors and volunteers who so generously support our mission. It is because of individuals like you, that abuse victims receive the help and resources they need to live safe and productive lives. Your […]

LACASA Awards Bordine’s Team

LACASA Awards Bordine’s Team

Our Mission Partners are Changing Lives

Our Mission Partners are Changing Lives

LACASA Center’s Mission Partners are committed to ensuring that help and hope are available for victims of child abuse, domestic violence and sexual assault in our community.  These donors provide sizeable contributions each year that make a significant difference in the lives of victims, survivors and their families. We are forever grateful for their ongoing support of our mission. # […]

Join Our Store ‘Donate for Good’ Drive

Join Our Store ‘Donate for Good’ Drive

Donate. Shop. Volunteer. Give your tucked-away treasures and gently-loved favorites a fresh start. Donate them to the LACASA Collection, our upscale resale store in Howell. Our “Donate for Good” drive is ongoing and helps fund critical programs for victims and survivors at LACASA Center. You also can support the store’s mission by shopping for great […]

‘Champion for Children’ Recipient Announced

‘Champion for Children’ Recipient Announced

APRIL, 2017 — LACASA Center’s Champion for Children award recipient was named recently at the Child Abuse Prevention (CAP) Council’s Power of One Luncheon at the Howell Opera House. Robin Schutz was chosen as this year’s winner in honor of her personal and professional commitment to working for children and her tireless efforts to bring […]

Hospital Donates $40k to Save SANE Program

Hospital Donates $40k to Save SANE Program

 # St. Joseph Mercy Livingston Helps LACASA  # February 2017 — St. Joseph Mercy Livingston Hospital recently donated $40,000 to LACASA’s Sexual Assault Response Center, which will enable the program to continue operating in Livingston County. “St. Joseph Mercy Livingston literally saved our program, which serves sexual assault victims and survivors from our community,” said […]

Kellogg Foundation Honored at Luncheon

Kellogg Foundation Honored at Luncheon

February 17, 2017 — LACASA hosted a Gifts from the Heart open house luncheon today to celebrate its 12-year relationship with the Kellogg Family Foundation. The foundation, which has partnered with LACASA over the years to provide parent education classes and home visiting programs for at-risk families, has now expanded its support to other programs […]

Family Friendly Award Winner Named

Family Friendly Award Winner Named

Garden Gate Montessori Honored with Family Friendly Award LACASA Center’s CAP (Child Abuse Prevention) Council partnered with the Hartland Area Chamber of Commerce to recognize a Hartland Area business for going out of its way to enhance the lives of its employees and their families. Holly Naylor, CAP Council coordinator, presented the 2016 Family Friendly […]

Charity Boutique on Horizon for LACASA

Charity Boutique on Horizon for LACASA

Donation Drive Starts in January DECEMBER, 2016 — LACASA Center will open a charity resale boutique next year and is launching a “Shop with Dignity Donation Drive” beginning in January, 2017. “We are excited about this new venture,” said Bobette Schrandt, LACASA’s president and CEO. “It will not only benefit the community, but will help […]

LACASA Staff Insight
LACASA Staff

Why Children Don’t Tell: Sandusky case sheds light on complexities of child sexual abuse

EDITOR’S NOTE: This article is updated regularly in the footnote section, which provides links to ongoing news about the Penn State Scandal and its aftermath. By Robin L. O’Grady with Nicole Matthews-Creech The conviction of former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky captured the nation’s attention and cast a spotlight on an endless question: […]

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