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LACASA Launches ‘Call Us First’ Campaign

LACASA Launches ‘Call Us First’ Campaign

Listen to WHMI’s Viewpoint interview with LACASA >> Campaign Encourages Victims to Reach Out for Help September 2015 – LACASA’s Sexual Assault Response Center is launching a “Call Us First” campaign in September, which encourages victims to reach out for help following a sexual assault. “It can be intimidating and even paralyzing for a victim to contact the […]

Personal Profile: Dr. Thomas M. Kellogg

Personal Profile: Dr. Thomas M. Kellogg

Parenting Education Partner Kellogg Legacy Alive and Well The Kellogg family has been helping civic, charity and faith-based organizations through philanthropy for more than a century. Today, Thomas M. Kellogg, DDS, of Howell continues his family’s legacy of giving back to the community by making a difference in Livingston County and around the globe. Thomas grew […]

Champion Awards Announced

Champion Awards Announced

Three Named 2015 Champions for Children Three individuals were honored with the 2015 Champion for Children Award at LACASA’s Twilight in the Garden event on Saturday, July 18, 2015. Kirk and A.J. Evenson are long-time educators and advocates for vulnerable children in Livingston County. Tanya Kramer is a foster mom, raising six children on her […]

Come to Our Volunteer Dinner!

Come to Our Volunteer Dinner!

You are invited to a sweet celebration Wednesday, August 19, 2015 5:30 – 8 p.m. Howell Opera House Grand River Ave. & Walnut St., Downtown Howell Please RSVP  By Wednesday, August 5 @ http://vols.pt/t41Pij (Later registrations will be taken on a first come, first serve basis) Feel free to bring a guest! (Please, adults only)  We can’t […]

LACASA Adopts Canine Advocate

LACASA Adopts Canine Advocate

LACASA Center has something to bark about! We 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 Legal […]

LACASA Receives $1 Million Endowment

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

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

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 & […]

LACASA Offers Safe Sleep Programs

LACASA Offers Safe Sleep Programs

Learn the ABCs of keeping infants safe Livingston County agencies, including LACASA Center, are collaborating to prevent sleep-related infant deaths. The Livingston County Department of Public Health, LACASA’s Child Abuse Prevention (CAP) Council, and Safe Kids Huron Valley all strive to create awareness about Safe Sleep practices. These groups conduct workshops and awareness programs that teach […]

Advocate Named ‘Champion for Children’

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 […]

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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