What began humbly in 1979 with $40 in donations, one desk and borrowed office space has grown into a full-service agency that shelters, supports, inspires and advocates for survivors of child abuse, domestic violence and sexual assault.
LACASA was formed in 1979 with $40 in donations, one desk and borrowed office space. Volunteers opened their homes to provide shelter for women and their children who were victims of domestic violence.
Following four years of community awareness-building and gaining increased financial support, the first official LACASA shelter opened in 1983. It did not take long, however, for the original shelter to outgrow its small capacity.
A citizen’s advisory committee quickly formed to study the feasibility of purchasing a larger residence that would house both victims and the LACASA offices. A capital campaign ensued, and a new home was purchased.
Team Lead: Mike Hacker
Charity Rep: Robin O’Grady