They protect, advocate for and empower victims and survivors of child abuse, domestic violence and sexual assault.
This has been the mission of their nonprofit for more than three decades.
LACASA Center is an independent nonprofit.
By independent, they mean that unlike most nonprofit agencies, they receive no funding from a national parent organization.
Their sustainability is based on individual donations from members of the community, and all donations stay local.
24/7 Help Line:
Their toll-free Help Line is staffed by trained professionals who respond to your calls about child abuse, domestic violence and sexual assault.
They provide immediate support, information and critical resources around the clock.
Do not hesitate to call them when you have questions, concerns, or want to discuss your situation.
LACASA On-Call Response Team In times of crisis, you may need confidential support from trained advocates and volunteers.
Their On-Call Response Team provides 24-hour help for survivors when an assault is reported to police or medical personnel.
They may travel to a safe location to be with you, or ask you to come to LACASA Center.
They will listen.
They will acknowledge your experience.
They will offer you support, resources and information including next steps and safety planning.
Their sole concern is your protection and well being.
LACASA Crisis Shelter Things happen in life that they do not expect.
That they do not deserve.
When someone in your life becomes violent, when you feel that your life is in jeopardy, when you fear for the safety of your children, their Crisis Shelter is here.
This is a secure setting for survivors of child abuse, domestic violence and sexual assault.
They offer a non-violent environment for you, your children and your pets.
They provide shelter, food and basic essentials as you recover and heal.
Their counselors and advocates offer every support possible as you begin to create a plan for your safety and well-being.
Did you know? When their shelter is full, they must find a safe, temporary housing facility for their clients and their families.
This is an expensive proposition, but they will not turn away a survivor who is in crisis and in need.
Your donation helps them pay for emergency accommodations when a family finds themselves homeless due to abuse and violence.
Their 20-bed shelter offers survivors and their children a home-like setting in times of severe crisis.
Residents of the LACASA Crisis Shelter live in private or shared guest rooms where they can regain some sense of normalcy following a traumatic event.
Shared common rooms include a fully equipped community kitchen, large dining area, a living room, multimedia den, and a serenity room.
They provide their residents and their families with all food, essential clothing, toiletries, paper goods, children’s toys, school supplies, and other daily-living needs.
Shelter residents are not charged for these services.
As with all LACASA’s programs, funding is only made possible through grants and generous individual donations.