Join LACASA’s Shine the Light campaign this October in remembrance of victims and in honor of survivors’ courage.

Area businesses and residents are invited to shine purple lights in store windows, porch lights, or residential streetlamps.

Campaign posters to accompany the lights are available at LACASA with the message: Domestic Violence Has No Place in Our Community.

This initiative is part of Purple Light Nights®, a national movement to raise awareness about domestic violence.

LACASA is the first organization in Michigan to adopt this program.

“We are excited about the response this campaign is receiving from the community,” said Nicole Matthews-Creech, LACASA Community Education Director.

“Supporters are eager to take the shame out of domestic violence by illuminating purple lights that signify hope and courage.”

“There is power in numbers” Creech said. “We look forward to seeing the county illuminated in purple, the national domestic violence cause color.”


Lights are available at LACASA for a nominal donation. Campaign posters accompany light purchases and may be hung in windows or on front doors of homes and businesses. 

  • Purple string lights – $15 donation
  • Purple light bulbs - $5 donation
  • Window posters - complimentary

RESIDENTS: Pick up lights at LACASA offices on Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

BUSINESSES:  To order lights and posters for delivery, call Nicole Matthews-Creech at 517-548-1350.

 Shine your light during October to support survivors.

About Purple Light Nights®

lac Shine PURPLE LIGHT NIGHTS logoThe Purple Light Nights® campaign was established in 2007 by the Covington Domestic Violence Task Force in Covington, WA. Learn more about the history of this organization and its Purple Light Nights® campaign.