We are in critical need of basic essentials ~ In times like these, vulnerable victims of abuse need our protection and support more than ever. We never close, because the needs of abuse victims don't disappear during a pandemic; in fact, they increase significantly.
Within these Walls
Get to know us on these dates ~ Learn about the work we do at this one-hour event that includes a tour of our comprehensive center.
Journey to Healing
Saturday, May 6th ~ We invite you to join us for a relaxing afternoon of pampering and awareness activities as we show support for sexual assault survivors on their healing journey.
Pinwheels for Prevention
Plant a Pinwheel Celebration | May 5th – We invite you to join us in recognizing Child Abuse Prevention Month with this uplifting symbol
DIWA Harmony 2023 Concert
May 20th ~ Join Us for an International Musical Experience! Detroit Indian Women’s Association joins hands with Shanti World Music to present a rare musical experience to benefit abuse victims and survivors at LACASA Center.
Fathers Only Program
Classes begin April 6 ~ Fathers, step-fathers and male role models meet for 8-weeks to discuss parenting challenges and ways to form positive family bonds.
‘Champion for Children’ Award Nominations Sought
LACASA Center’s CAP (Child Abuse Prevention) Council and the Great Start Collaborative are asking Livingston County residents to consider who is a Champion for Children in our community. We are accepting nominations for the Champion for Children award through March 20.
April 15-22, 2023 ~ Cinderella's Closet is an eco-friendly shop that offers gently-loved formalwear for high school students at affordable prices.
Nurturing Parenting Classes
Beginning March 28 ~ This 8-week, award-winning program teaches parents about empathy, appropriate expectations, and positive discipline.
Golf Scramble 2023
We invite you to be a hero for a vulnerable child from our community. Mix and mingle with celebrities and golf for good on June 26, 2023
Mary Kay Ash Foundation Awards LACASA Center $20,000 Grant
The 2023 grant contribution will directly benefit local domestic violence victims and survivors who are living in LACASA’s Crisis Shelter or Transitional Supportive Housing units.
Become an Event Sponsor
Help Support Victims & Survivors by sponsoring one or more of LACASA Center’s signature events planned for 2023.
You make the difference
Your support makes it possible for more than 5,000 local abuse victims and their children to walk through our doors each year and receive the support and critical resources they need to heal from trauma and empower their lives.
Our Wish List
LACASA helps abuse victims by providing a 24/7 Helpline, emergency housing, food, clothing, counseling, and legal advocacy services. But we need your support.
Volunteer for Us!
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Careers at LACASA
Our comprehensive organization provides wrap-around services for abuse victims and their families. We also spearhead community-wide awareness and prevention initiatives. If you are passionate about our mission, we invite you to explore our career openings and volunteer opportunities.
Why Children Don’t Tell
Sandusky case sheds light on complexities of sexual abuse...
2022 Champion for Children Award Recipient
Deanna Norris was honored for her long-term and foundational support of child abuse and neglect prevention efforts in Livingston County.
Dana Nessel Visit
April 27, 2022 ~ We were honored to welcome Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel to LACASA Center when she visited our agency and met with our team on Denim Day during National Sexual Assault Awareness Month.
Empowering Victims & Survivors
Katana Abbott of Smart Women’s Empowerment interviews Bobette Schrandt, LACASA President & CEO, for National Women’s History Month and International Women’s Day.
Teens Launch ‘Reach Out’ Campaign
Our Teen Advisory Council launches a new campaign this month to raise awareness about sexual assault.
LACASA Named Purple Ribbon Award Honoree
LACASA Center has been named a national Purple Ribbon Award Honoree in the category of Outstanding Awareness Campaign by Theresa’s Fund and DomesticShelters.org.
Huegli Award Announcement
LACASA Awarded for Program Excellence ~ We are pleased to announce that the Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan has selected LACASA Center as the recipient of the 2021 Richard F. Huegli Award for Program Excellence.
Children’s Advocacy Center
We are pleased to announce that LACASA Center has earned national certification as a Children’s Advocacy Center from the National Children’s Alliance (NCA).
PetSmart Charities Grant
PetSmart Charities is helping abuse victims and their children at LACASA Center by funding our organization’s “Safe Pet Place."
Watch the Film. Listen to the Conversation.
HBO documentary I Am Evidence. Watch the film and listen to the discussion with Wayne County Prosecutor Kym L. Worthy, who has been relentless in her quest to end rape kit backlogs in Michigan and across the country.
2021 Champion for Children Award Presented
Sandra Parker was named the winner in honor of her personal, professional, and community-wide work supporting and empowering children and youth in Livingston County.
Virtual Film & Discussion
June 25 ~ Join us for a film and virtual community conversation about how we can transform bystanders into changemakers.
LACASA Receives Donation from Black & Bling Event
The Hartland Area Chamber of Commerce hosted its Second Annual Black & Bling event honoring International Women’s Day on March 6. This year, the Hartland Chamber chose LACASA Center as the recipient of its centerpiece raffle donation.
LACASA Alert: Our Safety Initiatives for COVID-19
Our Administrative Offices Are Closed Indefinitely ~ LACASA Center announces an expanded series of preventative initiatives as it responds to the threat of COVID-19.
Teen Council Launches ‘Your Voice’ Campaign
Our Youth Prevention Department works with teens in area high schools to increase awareness about the myths and misinformation surrounding sexual assault and ways to support and advocate for survivors.
2020 Winning Women Empowerment Video
Thank you to all supporters and guests of the 2020 Winning Women Empowerment Event! We invite you to watch this video to see and hear about all the great things that happened. We hope to see you at next year’s event!
Winning Women Empowerment Event
Join us for an exciting event benefiting LACASA Center! Winning Women is a dynamic networking opportunity aimed at empowering, elevating, and educating women in fearless pursuit of their professional career.
LACASA Center Completes Advocacy Training Program
LACASA Center recently completed an 18-month training program designed to strengthen how advocacy agencies engage with survivors, address institutional responses to violence against women, and involve the community in ending violence.
J. Jill Gently Worn Drive
May 20 – 27, 2019 ~ Bring in your retired, gently-worn clothing to J. Jill at Green Oak Village Place, Brighton, and you will receive 30% off one full-priced item. The gently-worn clothing is donated to LACASA Center for abuse victims. This program is sponsored by the J. Jill Compassion Fund.
2019 Champion for Children Award Presented
LACASA’s Child Abuse Prevention (CAP) Council recently announced the recipient of the 2019 Champion for Children Award. Gavin Johnson was named the winner in appreciation for the encouragement, support and guidance he provides for the students and families at Brighton High School and in Livingston County.
Every Two Minutes
Friday, April 26 • 7-9 pm ~ Every Two Minutes is a call for change. This locally produced documentary asks us to tear down society’s myths and misconceptions about sexual assault, and to finally just listen and believe.
LACASA Teens Launch Dating Campaign in March
LACASA Center’s Teen Advisory Council launches its annual teen dating abuse awareness campaign in high schools throughout Livingston County during March.
Protecting Victims’ Pets
Bayer & LACASA Partner to Protect Victims’ Pets ~ We are proud to be a partner with Bayer Animal Health and its Pet & Women Safety program to help protect domestic violence victims and their pets.
LACASA Center Earns Autism Alliance Seal of Approval
The Autism Alliance of Michigan has presented LACASA Center of Livingston County with an Alliance Seal of Approval. LACASA is the first interpersonal violence agency in the state to receive the AAoM seal.
LACASA Honors Snedicor’s on 10th Anniversary
September 13, 2018 | LACASA Center recently awarded Jim Gilligan, owner of Snedicor’s Green Earth Cleaners, with a recognition plaque honoring the 10th anniversary of hosting Cinderella’s Closet. Gilligan, who is Snedicor’s Chief Operating Officer, first began hosting the charity event in 2008.
Community mourns loss of advocate for victims of domestic violence
Lucy Diebolt, a longtime LACASA volunteer, has to be one of the bravest people I’ve ever met. While she triumphed in her struggle over domestic violence, Lucy lost her battle with cancer on Saturday, Aug. 4, 2018.
Volunteer Appreciation Dinner
Shining Stars! ~ We had so much fun honoring our volunteers this week. They dedicate their time, energy and talents in a myriad of ways to help victims and survivors of abuse from our community.
CASA Advocates Sworn In to Serve
Spring 2018 ~ Our Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) were sworn in recently following their completion of specialized training programs at LACASA Center.
Meet Our Canine Advocate
Our Canine Advocate, Penny, serves as a source of support for child abuse victims during court proceedings and while in counseling sessions.
‘Champion for Children’ Recipient Announced
LACASA Center's Champion for Children award recipient was named recently at the Child Abuse Prevention (CAP) Council’s Power of One Luncheon at the Howell Opera House.
Hospital Donates $40k to Save SANE Program
St. Joseph Mercy Livingston Hospital recently donated $40,000 to LACASA’s Sexual Assault Response Center, which will enable the program to continue operating in Livingston County.
Family Friendly Award Winner Named
LACASA Center's CAP (Child Abuse Prevention) Council partnered with the Hartland Area Chamber of Commerce to recognize a Hartland Area business for going out of its way to enhance the lives of its employees and their families.