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October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month

LACASA’s 19th Annual Candlelight Vigil is Tuesday, October 6, at 7 p.m.

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Join LACASA’s Shine the Light campaign during the month of October. When you display purple lights in the windows of your home or business, you take a stand against domestic violence and join in remembering victims as well as honoring the courage of survivors.

Area businesses and residents are invited to shine purple lights in store windows, porch lights, or residential streetlamps. String lights and bulbs are available for purchase now at LACASA Center (see below).

Our Shine the Light campaign is part of the national Purple Light Nights® movement.

Shine Light General POSTERCampaign posters that accompany the lights are available at LACASA with the message: Domestic Violence Has No Place in Our Community.

This initiative is part of Purple Light Nights®, a national movement to raise awareness about domestic violence. LACASA is the first organization in Michigan to adopt this program.

“We are excited about the response this campaign continues to receive from the community,” said Nicole Matthews-Creech, LACASA Community Education Director. “Supporters are eager to take the shame out of domestic violence by illuminating purple lights that signify hope and courage.

The campaign sends a message, Creech said. “It shows abusers that we will not tolerate violent behavior. It shows survivors that we honor their courage. And, for those still living with abuse, it shows that support and help are available.”

Each year, LACASA provides crisis shelter, counseling, legal advocacy and critical resources for victims and survivors of child abuse, domestic violence and sexual assault from Livingston County.

“We will have purple lights on display during our candlelight vigil this year,” said Creech. LACASA’s 19th Annual Domestic Violence Candlelight Vigil will be held Tuesday, October 6, 2015 in downtown Howell. 

“There is power in numbers” Creech said. “We look forward to seeing the county illuminated in purple, the national domestic violence cause color.”


Lights are available at LACASA for a nominal donation. Campaign posters accompany light purchases and may be hung in windows or on front doors of homes and businesses. 

  • Purple string lights – $15 donation
  • Purple light bulbs – $5 donation
  • Window posters – complimentary

RESIDENTS: Pick up lights at LACASA offices on Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. BUSINESSES:  To order lights and posters for delivery, call Nicole Matthews-Creech at 517-548-1350.

 Shine your light during October to support survivors

About Purple Light Nights® lac Shine PURPLE LIGHT NIGHTS logoThe Purple Light Nights® campaign was established in 2007 by the Covington Domestic Violence Task Force in Covington, WA. Learn more about the history of this organization and its goal to make Purple Light Nights® a global campaign. 

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