Exterior Rendering


LACASA Center’s new facility on Tooley Road in Howell provides all services under one roof for victims and survivors of child abuse, domestic violence and sexual violence. Our new forever home is designed to provide a healing and empowering environment for victims and their children as they recover from trauma and rebuild their lives. This state-of-the-art facility is equipped with the most advanced technology and security systems to ensure the safety of LACASA’s clients and their families.

[Architectural renderings and facility architectural design by F.A. Studio, LLC of Southfield, Michigan. Building Contractor Schafer Construction, Inc. of Brighton, Michigan.]

Forever Home


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LACASA’s Child Advocacy Center includes open areas and designated sections for children’s group activities, individual counseling sessions, and interactive therapy programs. LACASA’s Child Abuse Response Effort (CARE) section includes two forensic interview rooms with private family waiting rooms. Our CAC also provides an outside sensory playground for children with special needs. Age-appropriate individual programs and group activities are offered for all children and teens at LACASA. These programs help them regain a sense of normalcy in their lives as they recover from abuse or neglect.


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LACASA’s new shelter facility combines communal dining and interactive family areas with separate tucked-away seating alcoves and relaxation areas. This thoughtfully planned design provides victims with spacious and nurturing surroundings based on their self-care needs and the interactive needs of their children. A designated teen room offers youth a place to study, play video games or board games, and connect with each other. The shelter’s exterior includes a large children’s playground and ample outdoor seating areas for residents and their children.


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Our new shelter features various living options for victims who arrive alone, or for those who have children. Families reside in multi-bed suite rooms, while individuals stay in studio rooms. Each residential room includes a kitchenette and private bath. Some rooms are “allergy free,” which allows victims to keep family pets with them. The new shelter accommodates 56 residents, which more than doubles LACASA’s housing capacity. In the past, when the shelter was full, LACASA spent more than $50,000 a year securing safe, off-site hoteling for victims and their children until space became available at the shelter.


3 twin beds per room
6 people share 1 bathroom
No kitchenette
No table or chairs

* Parent has no access to private seating area or kitchenette once their children have gone to bed



Private studio or family room
Private bathroom
Dining/study/work table with chairs

*Parent has access to private seating area and kitchenette once their children have gone to bed

* Parents are required to be in the company of their children at all times while residing at the shelter. The new shelter residential rooms have a separate kitchenette/dining area, which offers parents a space to unwind, read, work, warm up a baby bottle in the microwave, or prepare a snack for themselves after their children have fallen asleep.

Help Lead the Way

It is because of dedicated supporters like you that LACASA is able to spearhead bold innovations that help empower victims and their families as they rebuild their lives.

LACASA’s one-of-a-kind forever home is designed to foster self-worth, self-respect, and self-empowerment for victims of abuse. This modern, spacious, light-filled environment provides a welcoming, comforting, and dignified setting for victims and their families.

You can help lead the way to a brighter tomorrow for victims and survivors from our community by making a heartfelt donation today.