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LACASA Earns Top Ranking in State Audit

LACASA Earns Top Ranking in State Audit

State of Michigan Oversight Board Releases Audit Rankings November 2016 — LACASA Center has been awarded a 100 Percent Ranking on its State Quality Assurance Audit by the Michigan Domestic and Sexual Violence Prevention and Treatment Board (MDSVPTB). “This is an amazing accomplishment,” said Karen Porter, quality assurance director of the MDSVPTB. “Especially for an […]

Domestic Violence Phone Apps Available

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 […]

CAP Council Earns Tier III Status

CAP Council Earns Tier III Status

September, 2016 — LACASA Center’s Child Abuse Prevention (CAP) Council recently earned state-wide recognition along with an increase in funding from the Michigan Children’s Trust Fund (CTF). The CAP Council provides awareness programs throughout Livingston County that teach members of the community how to help prevent child abuse and child sexual abuse. CTF promoted the […]

It’s Our 35th Anniversary!

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 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

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

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 […]

Emotional Film “Room’ Runs Through Jan. 7

Emotional Film “Room’ Runs Through Jan. 7

LACASA Center is sponsoring the film “Room” at the Historic Howell Theater. The movie opens on Dec. 26, 2015, and runs through Jan. 7, 2016. Room is a deeply-emotional suspense film based on the novel by Irish-Canadian writer Emma Donoghue. It chronicles a mother and child who are held captive by a sexual deviant for […]

Tabitha Heads Home for Holidays

Tabitha Heads Home for Holidays

NOV. 23, 2015 — A Michigan mother and her four children who fled their abuser earlier this month will have something extra special to be thankful for on Thanksgiving Day. Their beloved cat, Tabitha, is en route to the family’s new location and will be reunited with them just in time for the holiday weekend. […]

Key Plastics Helps ‘Wipe Out Abuse’

Key Plastics Helps ‘Wipe Out Abuse’

OCTOBER, 2015 — LACASA Center was the recent recipient of a month-long donation drive held at Key Plastics of Howell. The “Wipe Out Abuse” campaign at Key Plastics encouraged more than 400 employees to contribute paper products, diapers and other items to benefit survivors of child abuse, domestic violence and sexual assault who receive services […]

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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