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‘Strengthening Families’ Course Starts Soon

‘Strengthening Families’ Course Starts Soon

LACASA’s Strengthening Families program, a 12-week course designed to help parents learn valuable parenting skills, is set to begin March 31, 2014. This family skills course is designed for parents with children ages 5 to 11-years-old. Participants explore effective communication styles, family problem-solving techniques, and stress management skills. Classes are held on Mondays from 5:15 to 8 p.m. in the LESA Building,1425 W. […]

‘Check the Box’ On Your 2013 Tax Returns

‘Check the Box’ On Your 2013 Tax Returns

CHALLENGE: Let’s be the county with the most residents who donate. We can show the state how much Livingston County cares about children in our community! As a Livingston County resident, you have the opportunity to make a small donation this tax season that will make a huge difference for children from our community. When […]

Become a ‘Drive Out Child Abuse’ Golf Sponsor

Become a ‘Drive Out Child Abuse’ Golf Sponsor

Dear Friend and Supporter, We invite you to help abused and neglected children from Livingston County by becoming a sponsor for our Drive Out Child Abuse Golf Scramble set for Friday, June 13, 2014, at Whispering Pines Golf Club in Pinckney. Your support helps children who cannot return home because it is not safe. These children live […]

Mary Kay Awards $20,000 Grant to LACASA

Mary Kay Awards $20,000 Grant to LACASA

  LACASA Center announces it is the recipient of a $20,000 grant from The Mary Kay Foundation. The foundation, headquartered in Dallas, advocates for victims and survivors of domestic violence and annually awards grants to nonprofits throughout the United States. LACASA provides nearly 30 service programs for victims and survivors of child abuse, domestic violence […]

Local Verizon Store Owner Supports Program

Local Verizon Store Owner Supports Program

Local entrepreneur Steve Bloom, owner of the Howell Verizon Wireless Zone stores, presented a check this month for $3,000 to LACASA’s CAP (Child Abuse Prevention) Council. The check was awarded as part of a community grant program through the Wireless Zone Foundation for Giving. This grant funding will be utilized to support the CAP Council’s […]

Cooper & Binkley Hosts November Fundraiser

Cooper & Binkley Hosts November Fundraiser

GIVING BACK: Barb Binkley (right) is pictured here at a past fundraising event for LACASA Center Need new watch batteries? Cooper & Binkley Jewelers in Brighton is hosting a “timely” fundraising event for LACASA this month. Customers will receive new watch batteries at no charge when they make an in-store donation to LACASA. (Note: Two […]

WHMI Celebrity Auction Benefits LACASA

WHMI Celebrity Auction Benefits LACASA

Find out who won! >> Melissa Gilbert and ‘Mike & Jon in the Morning’ team up for us Melissa Gilbert, Livingston County’s newest celebrity resident, and  WHMI’s Morning Crew, Mike & Jon, are giving the community something to trick…or tweet…about this week. The trio is teaming up to host a Halloween fundraiser for LACASA by […]

LACASA Board Member Receives Tribute

LACASA Board Member Receives Tribute

Bonnie Miller, one of LACASA’s original founders and a member of the agency’s board of directors for more than 30 years, is hanging up her cause T-shirts in Livingston County. During a retirement tribute on September 18, 2013, the LACASA board and staff honored Miller for her vision and years of service. Miller was part […]

Our Sponsors for Denim & Diamonds 2013

Our Sponsors for Denim & Diamonds 2013

DIAMOND SPUR Sponsors # # # # # PLATINUM BRIDLE Sponsors   # # DAZZLING DIAMOND Sponsors # #   # # Carol & Douglas Rearick # # # # # # # # #   MEDIA Sponsors #  # Many thanks to our generous sponsors!

Appreciation Dinner Honors Dedicated LACASA Volunteers

Appreciation Dinner Honors Dedicated LACASA Volunteers

LACASA held its 2013 Volunteer Appreciation Dinner at the Howell Opera House, a fitting location to honor hundreds of dedicated individuals who make a difference in the lives of victims and survivors from our community. Volunteers had a chance to mix, mingle and relax — during a rare role reversal — as the LACASA staff […]

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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