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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 shelters victims’ pets, too!

LACASA shelters victims’ pets, too!

Our Safe Pet Place allows victims of domestic violence to arrive at the Crisis Shelter with their family pet…or pets, as the case may be. LACASA Center offers two cozy indoor kennel facilities that keep pets safe and sound.  Pets often are used to control victims. Abusers may threaten to harm or even kill a family […]

Gratitude to ‘Taste of Twilight’ Participants

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 & […]

Seminars Set for College-Bound Students

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 […]

LACASA Volunteer Appreciation Dinner Set

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. […]

Costco Earns Our ‘Family Friendly Award’

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 […]

Detroit News Features Our Safe Pet Place

Detroit News Features Our Safe Pet Place

APRIL 16, 2014 – The Detroit News released an article about LACASA’s Safe Pet Place this week on page one of the publication. The story discusses a national trend of domestic violence shelters: opening, or working to open, on-site facilities that house the family pets of victims. For more than a decade, LACASA Center has had […]

LACASA On-Call Team Earns Recognition

LACASA On-Call Team Earns Recognition

APRIL, 2014  – LACASA Center recently was honored by the Livingston County Prosecutor’s Office for defending crime victims’ rights. The annual awards ceremony is held every April as part of National Crime Victims’ Rights Week. The Prosecutor’s Office recognized LACASA’s On-Call Response Team with the Above and Beyond Award. The LACASA Team provides around-the-clock aid to […]

LACASA Teen Council Creates Campaign

LACASA Teen Council Creates Campaign

LACASA’s Teen Advisory Council Creates Sexual Assault Awareness Campaign  MARCH, 2014 — Our Teen Advisory Council launches a new campaign in area high schools this month to raise awareness about issues surrounding sexual assault. The “No Means…” campaign incorporates the messages: “No excuses. No blurred lines.” and directly challenges  sentiments expressed in the popular song […]

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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