WE ARE HERE TO SERVE
During the COVID-19 Epidemic Rates of Domestic Violence are surging globally, nationally and are feared to be on the rise locally!
"Those of us is the elder justice community know that social isolation is one of the greatest risk factors for elder abuse. We cannot let one catastrophe breed another. Staying connected, phoning older adults, checking on an older neighbor, writing a card or letter, can all be positive steps to ensure public safety and social justice," National Center on Elder Abuse. Help put the ELDER JUSTICE PROJECT into contact with those in need.
We can help those in later life, individuals 50 and older, who are suffering from abuse, physical or psychological, or from neglect, and/or financial exploitation living in our Windham County communities. We can also help provide emergent rescue shelter and have funds for transportation.
Brief Description of the Vermont Elder Justice Project:
In 2017, the Southeastern Council on Aging, Senior Solutions, was awarded a Department of Justice grant to coordinate a Multi-Agency response to abuse in later life. The target audience was individuals 50 and older who were suffering from abuse, neglect, or financial exploitation perpetrated by someone in an ongoing relationship (e.g., spouse, family member or caregiver).
This grant's objectives to address abuse, neglect, and financial exploitation are incorporated into the Vermont State Plan on Aging as a pilot for initiatives in Elder Justice throughout the state.
CALL IF YOU KNOW OF ANYONE 50 and ABOVE in WINDSOR COUNTY THAT MAY NEED OUR HELP!
CALL : 802-698-8650 directly or 24/7 toll-free confidential number: 866-230-0249