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Volunteer Training Starts in March

LAC Volunteer Training Grads Spring 2013

GRADUATES: LACASA’s recent volunteer training graduates

LACASA Center’s spring Volunteer Training Program begins Thursday, March 12, 2015. (See full schedule below)

Our comprehensive training program prepares you for a variety of volunteer opportunities within our nonprofit organization.

During these sessions you gain an understanding about the impact of child abuse, domestic violence and sexual assault and how you can help. 

Class units address our services and programs, the challenges that victims and survivors face, and the impact of interpersonal violence within our community. 

Once you complete LACASA’s volunteer training program, you will be eligible to assist with our county-wide awareness activities, special fundraising events, or in specific program areas.

This is your chance to make a difference in the lives of victims, survivors, and their families right here in Livingston County.

To register for volunteer training, or for more information, contact Nicole Matthews-Creech, LACASA volunteer coordinator, at 517-548-1350 or email

Space is limited, so please register early. Training sessions are held at LACASA Center, 2895 W. Grand River Ave., Howell.

Spring 2015 Schedule

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TWILIGHT IN THE GARDEN: Volunteers help guests at the “Twilight Treats” tent during our annual garden party gala

Introduction to LACASA & Volunteer Orientation

  • Thursday, March 12    6 – 9:30 p.m.

Understanding Domestic Violence

  • Tuesday, March 17   6 – 9:30 p.m.

Impact of Domestic Violence/Child Abuse

  • Thursday, March 19   6 – 9:30 p.m.

Sexual Abuse of Children/Sexual Assault

  • Saturday, March 21   9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Survivor & Community PanelIn Their Own Words

  • Tuesday, March 24   6 – 9:30 p.m.

On-Call Response & Broadening Cultural Awareness

  • Thursday, March 26   6 – 9:30 p.m.

Crisis Intervention – Role Playing & Help for the Helper

  • Saturday, March 28   9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Volunteer Interviews

Personal interviews to determine your area of interest and volunteer assignment are scheduled for March 30 through April 14, 2015.

LACASA Staff Insight

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: […]