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LACASA’s Purple Ribbon Campaign

LACASA’s Purple Ribbon Campaign

You may have noticed purple ribbons on streetlamps throughout the county. LACASA volunteers helped launch our Purple Ribbon Campaign by hanging bows in downtown Brighton and Howell to commemorate October as National Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Each year, LACASA provides awareness and prevention programs in October to remember victims who have lost their lives to […]

PHOTOS: Candlelight Vigil 2012

PHOTOS: Candlelight Vigil 2012

U.S. Defense Agency Honors LACASA with Award

U.S. Defense Agency Honors LACASA with Award

LACASA was the recipient of a Patriot Award this week by the U.S. Department of Defense through its national agency, the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR). The award recognizes workplaces and supervisors that support the husbands and wives of military service members. “We are honored to receive this award,” said Bobette Schrandt, president […]

Child Abuse Prevention Workshop Slated

Child Abuse Prevention Workshop Slated

Professionals and interested community members are invited to attend a Mandated Reporter Training and Stewards of Children Workshop Friday, October 19, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Hosted by LACASA’s Child Abuse Prevention (CAP) Council, this program will held at LESA, 1425 W. Grand River, in Howell. Join us for the morning, afternoon or full-day […]

Volunteer Crisis Center Advocates Needed

Volunteer Crisis Center Advocates Needed

We are seeking dedicated volunteers who are interested in providing help and assistance in our Crisis Center. These volunteer positions offer a unique opportunity to make a difference in the lives of people in need.  In this role, you would serve as a central touch point for our shelter residents and also for members of […]

Luau Slated for LACASA Volunteers

Luau Slated for LACASA Volunteers

Calling all LACASA Volunteers! Please join us to celebrate your dedication and commitment LACASA’s 4th Annual Volunteer Appreciation Picnic Thursday, August 16, 2012 5 – 8 p.m. Howell City Park Sit back and relax! We will provide all the food, drinks and fun  RSVP to LACASA at: (517) 548-1350

Sept. 18 Prevention Workshop on Child Sexual Abuse

Sept. 18 Prevention Workshop on Child Sexual Abuse

LACASA’s Child Abuse Prevention Council of Livingston County will host a free “Stewards of Children” sexual abuse prevention workshop on Tuesday, Sept. 18, from 6:30 – 9:30 p.m. Created by Darkness to Light, this evidence-based program teaches adults 7 critical steps for preventing, recognizing and reacting responsibly to child sexual abuse. The workshop will be […]

Colorful Blooms for a Good Cause

Out 14th Annual Garden Tour Weekend was ablaze with color. Guests roamed nine gardens throughout Livingston County exploring forest trails, secret pathways, themed gardens, unique waterscapes, and whimsical garden art. We want to thank all the homeowners who opened their landscapes for this special fundraising event. All proceeds from Garden Tour Weekend go to benefit […]

Wine, Food, Jazz, Alpacas & Fun!

LACASA’s 10th annual Twilight in the Garden fundraising event sizzled. The Triple Diamonds Alpaca Ranch in Howell was the perfect setting for a fun evening of wine, food, music and good company. We want to thank our Sponsors and Supporters who helped make this a stellar garden party! All proceeds from the event will benefit survivors […]

Community Foundation Awards Grant

Community Foundation Awards Grant

LACASA-CASA Funding Will Help Protect Abused and Neglected Children The Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan awarded LACASA a $38,000 grant this week to expand the CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate) Program for children. The LACASA-CASA initiative helps protect the rights of children who have been abused and neglected. Many of these children—ranging in age from […]

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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