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Nominate a Champion for Children!

We are Seeking Nominations for a Champion LACASA Center’s CAP (Child Abuse Prevention) Council and the Great Start Collaborative are asking for the Livingston County community’s help in submitting nominations for the 2016 Champion for Children award. Dedicated individuals can make a tremendous impact towards ensuring that Livingston County children grow up safe, healthy and […]

‘Let’s talk about it’ Community Forums Slated

Please Attend Our Domestic Violence Community Forums  LACASA Center is hosting two “Let’s talk about it” community forums on domestic violence this October, which is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Members of LACASA’s Community Education Department will provide information on the dynamics of domestic violence, local statistics, services available at LACASA, and tools for community […]

CASA Expands; Seeks Volunteer Advocates

  Be a hero for a foster child Fall Volunteer Training Program Starts Soon SEPTEMBER 2016 — LACASA Center’s Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) program recently received additional funding to expand and advocate for more children in Livingston County’s Abuse/Neglect Court System. The expansion means CASA of Livingston County is seeking additional applicants for its […]

September is Infant Safe Sleep Month

Classes Available for Parents, Child Caregivers September is Safe Sleep Month in Michigan September is “Safe Sleep Month” in Michigan and LACASA Center’s Child Abuse Prevention (CAP) Council and the Livingston County Department of Public Health are working to raise awareness about infant safe sleep practices. “We want to make sure that everyone in Livingston […]

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 […]

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 […]

Chico’s Stores Raising Funds for LACASA

Chico’s stores in Howell and Brighton are hosting special fundraising events for LACASA Center to raise awareness about domestic violence. Special Party & Sale Event: Chico’s in Howell, Friday, Aug. 15, from 12 noon – 8 p.m. Shop for great discounts and special deals. Refreshments will be served. You receive 10% off your entire purchase, plus 10% […]

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’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 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 […]

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

EDITOR’S NOTE: This article was written and published by LACASA in September, 2012. It is updated periodically with links to relevant articles as they appear in the press. You will find the links at the bottom of this post. By Robin L. O’Grady with Nicole Matthews-Creech The conviction of former Penn State assistant football coach […]