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It’s Our 35th Anniversary!


Come to Our Masquerade Gala this Fall!

JANUARY, 2016 — This year marks LACASA Center’s 35th anniversary and we hope you will celebrate with us on October 22, 2016 (see below).

We officially were established as a nonprofit in 1981. Since then, we have grown to become a comprehensive center providing more than 25 programs and services for victims and survivors of child abuse, domestic violence and sexual assault.

First LACASA Shelter Pic

LACASA 1986: Rendering of our former shelter located in the historic district of downtown Howell.

The LACASA of today is far different than it was when we first formed as a grassroots organization in 1979.

But our commitment remains the same. We provide immediate help for victims in crisis and ongoing support for survivors as they heal from trauma and heartache.

Read our full history here >>

It is, and always has been, the mandate of our Board of Directors that “safety has no price.”

No one is turned away from LACASA because they cannot afford help.

LACASA  provides all services at no charge for victims and survivors, as well as their families and friends who have been impacted by crimes of violence.

Our agency also offers county-wide education and awareness programs that help prevent child abuse and interpersonal violence.

lac exterior sign 3We are an independent organization and do not receive support from a national parent organization.

Our continued ability to help victims and survivors can be attributed to the generous support of our donors, sponsors and volunteers.

All financial contributions over the last three-and-a-half decades have stayed local and helped make our community safer.

In 2016, we invite you to join us in celebrating our 35 years of service in Livingston County.


35th Anniversary Black & White Masquerade Gala

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Saturday, October 22

Cocktail Hour 6 p.m.

Followed by strolling dinner, live music & dancing

Whispering Pines Golf Club, Pinckney

Guests will enjoy a “walk down memory lane” historic gallery, live music and dancing to the big band sound of Rhythm Society Orchestra.

Attire is black & white semi-formal. Venetian masks are encouraged– you may wear your own, or purchase one at the event for a donation.

Tickets are $75 and include dinner, beer & wine and live entertainment. A table for 8 may be purchased for $550.

RSVPs due by October 7, 2016

Please visit our social media pages and website throughout 2016 for news and details about our special anniversary events.

We hope you will celebrate with us this year!

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