Howell 's MainStreet Winery will host a day of art and wine, on Saturday, May 18, from noon until 7 p.m.
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
Hush Intimate Apparel will donate merchandise to LACASA's dress boutique in time for Prom season.
Information provided in press release. Lisa Nelson, owner of Hush Intimate Apparel is making a donation of roughly $8000 in merchandise from her Downtown Brighton boutique to LACASA and their Cinderella’s Closet division on Tuesday, April 9th at 3 p.m. After being in business for just over five years, she felt it was time to give back to the community that has supported Hush. When Nelson worked for General Motors she volunteered for a domestic violence shelter in Oakland County. “I witnessed first-hand the horrific impact of domestic violence. So when I was considering this donation, LACASA was the top choice.” "I opened Hush because I knew I could provide a valuable service to my community," Nelson said. “Well-fitting undergarments are…
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
Gently-used gowns and party dresses are needed in all sizes.
Cinderella’s Closet, now in its 8th year, is holding a dress drive in preparation for Spring Prom Season. LACASA's Cinderella’s Closet boutique offers high school girls a chance to shop for a good cause. All dresses are $25 and proceeds go to help abused children and victims of interpersonal violence in Livingston County. Gently-used gowns and party dresses are needed in all sizes. Dress donations are accepted at Snedicor’s Green Earth Cleaners in Brighton and Howell. Eco-friendly cleaning is provided for all donated dresses at no charge. Cinderella’s Closet is hosted by Snedicor’s in Brighton each spring and fall during the prom and homecoming seasons. Learn more about Cinderella’s Closet >> Snedicor’s Brighton — 8688 W. Grand River …
Wednesday, February 6, 2013
February is Teen Dating Violence Prevention and Awareness Month.
This Isn't Love. That's the name of LACASA's brand new campaign to promote awareness of teen dating violence and abuse in nine Livingston County high schools, including Brighton High School. The campaign is designed to help teens understand the difference between healthy relationships and abusive relationships by teaching teens to recognize words, actions and red flag behaviors. In 2009, February was named Teen Dating Violence Prevention and Awareness Month. "I think a lot of times people were just linking in their teen violence efforts and dating violence efforts in October with domestic violence awareness - which is what we've always done," said Nicole Matthews-Creech, LACASA Community Education Director and Volunteer Coordinator. "But …
Wednesday, October 3, 2012
The 16th Annual Domestic Violence Candlelight Vigil will be held Tuesday, Oct. 9 at the Livingston County Courthouse in Howell.
October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month - a time to remember lives lost to interpersonal violence and celebrate the courage of survivors. LACASA volunteers, with the help of Howell High School Marketing and PR students, hung purple ribbons in downtown Brighton, Howell and Pinckney to promote domestic violence awareness. LACASA will host its 16th Annual Domestic Violence Candlelight Vigil at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 16 at the historic Livingston County Courthouse in Howell. Each year, a Processional Walk is held to start off the event. Members of the public who would like to join in the 5-block processional are asked to meet on the front lawn of the Howell Carnegie Library at 6:30 p.m. The processional will leave the library at 6:45 p.…
Monday, April 23, 2012
More than 100 men participated in LACASA's 7th Annual Walk a Mile in Her Shoes event at Tanger Outlets on Saturday.
It's not everyday you see more than 100 men strutting around the mall in women's shoes, but that was exactly the case at Tanger Outlets on Saturday. Men gathered to support LACASA's 7th Annual Walk a Mile in Her Shoes event, to raise money and sexual assault awareness while carrying signs that said, "I am man enough to walk in her shoes," and "Uncomfortable, but worth it." According to LACASA Development Director, Julie Smith, this year's fundraiser raised about $18,000 after a preliminary count after the event.
Wednesday, April 4, 2012
Cinderella's Closet will hold Boutique Days April 12, 13 and 14 as well as on April 19, 20 and 21.
Prom dresses are not cheap - a fact Cinderella's Closet is well aware of. Cinderella's Closet, now in its 7th year, is a LACASA program that provides high school girls with affordable formal wear. LACASA is a nonprofit organization that advocates for survivors of child abuse, domestic violence and sexual assault. Year-round, people can donate their used formal gowns at either of the two Snedicor's Cleaners locations in Brighton and Howell. Snedicor's then cleans the dresses and holds them for Cinderella's Closet, which usually holds boutique days during prom season and then again during homecoming season for girls to come in and try on dresses. Each dress costs only $25, which goes to fund LACASA general programs. Although, scholarships …
Wednesday, March 7, 2012
LACASA invited 300 guests to its VIP Appreciation Celebration Tuesday night, where it held tours of its facility and unveiled its new brand identity
Major sponsors and supporters were among the first to see LACASA's new brand identity, during a celebration Tuesday night. The nonprofit organization unveiled its new logo, mission statement and website, while giving tours of its newly renovated facility, that now includes offices for the Family Resource Center which merged with LACASA late last year. The nonprofit also announced its new name change. LACASA previously stood for the acronym Livingston Area Council for Spousal Abuse, since its formation in 1981. The Board of Directors unanimously voted in December to shorten it to just LACASA, because the organization now represents more than just spousal abuse. Communications Director Robin O'Grady said she spent thousands of hours working …
Wednesday, February 8, 2012
The Livingston Area Council Against Spouse Abuse and the Family Resource Center are uniting under one name and roof.
Even though the Livingston Area Council Against Spouse Abuse (LACASA) and the Family Resource Center (FRC) merged into one nonprofit organization in December, it wasn't until last week that the FRC finally relocated its offices and staff into the LACASA building on West Grand River in Howell. Operating under the LACASA name, the nonprofit groups will combine staff knowledge and talents to provide critical prevention and education programs in the Brighton area. The collaboration is aimed at reducing child abuse, domestic violence and sexual assault by providing programs that educate child caregivers, build parenting skills and strengthen family relationships. Polly Mallory, former executive director of the FRC, has been named as LACASA’s …
Monday, October 10, 2011
Check out the weather, fuel prices and more for Oct. 10, 2011.
Here are five tidbits of news and information we hope you'll find useful or entertaining. And remember, always included in this Monday-Friday feature is a video from someone wishing everyone "good morning" as part of a message to our community. Today's message comes from Nicole Matthews-Creech, community education director for the Livingston Area Council Against Spouse Abuse (LACASA). Today will be mostly sunny with a high near 77 degrees, according to the National Weather Service. Tonight will be partly cloudy with a low of 53 degrees. Here's a quick survey of the lowest per-gallon prices for regular gasoline in the Brighton area as of Sunday afternoon, according to DetroitGasPrices.com via GasBuddy.com: The Epilepsy Council of Livingston…