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WHMI & LACASA Team Up for Military Women

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

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 […]

LACASA Teen Council Creates Campaign

LACASA Teen Council Creates Campaign

LACASA’s Teen Advisory Council Creates Sexual Assault Awareness Campaign  MARCH, 2014 — Our Teen Advisory Council launches a new campaign in area high schools this month to raise awareness about issues surrounding sexual assault. The “No Means…” campaign incorporates the messages: “No excuses. No blurred lines.” and directly challenges  sentiments expressed in the popular song […]

‘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 […]

‘Strengthening Families’ Series Begins Feb. 4

‘Strengthening Families’ Series Begins Feb. 4

LACASA’s Strengthening Families program, a 12-week course designed to help parents learn valuable parenting skills, is set to begin February 4, 2014. This family skills course is designed for parents with children ages 3 to 11-years-old. Participants explore effective communication styles, family problem-solving techniques, and stress management skills. Classes are held on Tuesdays from 5:15 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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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