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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 […]

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 […]

Enjoy a Weekend of Family Fun!

Enjoy a Weekend of Family Fun!

Get ready for two days of art, entertainment and fun learning activities for the whole family when our Child Abuse Prevention (CAP) Council hosts its annual children’s fair at Art in the Park in downtown Pinckney. LACASA’s CAP Kids’ Fair is set for: Saturday, May 31, & Sunday, June 1, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. […]

CASA Volunteers Make a Difference

Be a Hero for a Child Our Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) program is seeking dedicated individuals to be the voice of an abused child who is in the Livingston County foster care system or family court system. CASA’s next Volunteer Training Program begins in the Fall of 2014. The program’s Flex Learning Curriculum combines online coursework […]

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

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 […]

Mommologues Event to Benefit LACASA

         Voices – Out Loud & Proud Join us for a heart-warming evening as some of Livingston County’s most respected writers and performers gather to present Mommologues: Musings on Motherhood. All ticket proceeds benefit LACASA Center. This pre-Mother’s Day event celebrates the trials, tribulations and momentous moments of motherhood. Listen as contributors read […]

Clothesline Project On Display in April

  LACASA hosts the Clothesline Project this April as part of National Sexual Assault Awareness Month. The Clothesline Project promotes awareness about the impact of sexual assault and interpersonal violence on victims, their families, and the community. T-shirts created by local survivors — as well as their families and friends — are displayed at LACASA Center and […]

WHMI & LACASA Team Up for Military Women

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month and WHMI’s Morning Crew and LACASA Center are teaming up to host a two-week “Wow Our Women” (WOW) collection drive for U.S. military women serving in Afghanistan. The idea started when WHMI’s Mike & Jon in the Morning reached out to Staff Sergeant Kelly Simon, a former Howell resident, who serves as an Army […]

Cinderella’s Closet Open for Two Weekends

Our spring prom season has ended. See you during our Fall Homecoming Season! About the Boutique Cinderella’s Closet is an eco-friendly boutique that offers gently-used party dresses for high school girls at affordable prices. We host Cinderella’s Closet twice a year during the spring prom season and fall homecoming season. Young women who shop The Closet are invited to […]

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LACASA Staff Insight

Why Victims Don’t Tell: Sandusky case sheds light on complexities of sexual abuse

The conviction of former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky captured the nation’s attention and cast a spotlight on an endless question: Why don’t victims tell? Tell a parent? Tell a teacher? Tell a friend? Tell someone? We know the question well at LACASA. It comes up repeatedly in our line of work, which […]