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Safety has no price

LACASA: Three decades of strength and service

We protect, advocate for and empower victims and survivors of child abuse, domestic violence and sexual assault. This has been the mission of our nonprofit for more than 30 years.

LACASA assists hundreds of innocent victims and their families each year as they learn to cope with—and courageously heal from—trauma and heartache.

Child abuse, family violence and rape are acts that defy understanding, yet they exist and require our immediate attention and intervention.

The residents of our community are committed to providing help, hope, understanding and resources to victims in crisis. They know this is the path to a safer tomorrow.

It is LACASA’s steadfast donors and financial supporters who make our services and programs available to victims as no cost.

It is LACASA’s dedicated board, staff and volunteers who carry out our mission of safeguarding the vulnerable.

We have been entrusted by the community to serve, to protect, to educate, and to advocate. It is a privilege and an honor to help victims create new lives and build new futures.

Our Mission

LACASA believes that crimes of child abuse, domestic violence and sexual assault must be eliminated from our society; therefore, LACASA supports and shelters victimized adults and children, educates the community and encourages positive action.

Our Vision

LACASA is recognized as the premier agency that addresses issues and provides services for child abuse, domestic violence and sexual assault, and is modeled globally.

Our Values and Beliefs
Safety and Security

We provide and encourage a safe environment to minimize the occurrence or risk of injury, danger, or loss.

Excellence and Quality

We strive to exceed expectations, raise our standards and challenge ourselves.

Integrity

We conduct business ethically and with a commitment to moral principles.

Diversity

We are committed to fostering an inclusive culture.

Empowerment

We are dedicated to the process of increasing the capacity of individuals or groups to make choices and to transform those choices into desired actions and outcomes.

Social Justice

We honor the concepts of human rights and equality.

Collaboration

We value working together with our community partners to achieve a violence free society.

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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