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Calling All Cowboys & Cowgirls!

Your Support Will Be Matched The community has been challenged by two private foundations to help LACASA exceed its fundraising goal for Denim & Diamonds in order to earn $50,000 in match-grant awards. That means, you support for this event will have twice the impact for victims and survivors. All proceeds from sponsorships, donations, ticket sales, Wild West gambling, cigar […]

Cinderella Party Dress Donations Needed!

Dress Drive Happening Now Cinderella’s Closet, a prom and homecoming dress boutique for high school girls, is looking for a few fairy godmothers and godsisters to donate party dresses for this season’s boutique. Gently-worn dresses in current styles are needed. The boutique accepts all sizes, colors and dress lengths. Dresses may be donated at either of […]

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 […]

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 […]

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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 […]

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