These ARE NOT reasons or excuses for the abuser. These are issues that magnify the underlying problem: the abuser likes to abuse.
Abusers use common tactics such as: emotional, psychological, or spiritual abuse; isolation; neglect; manipulating family; threats; financial exploitation; sexual or physical abuse.
Our goal (and the goal of all who work with the abused elderly) is to treat them with dignity and respect. Even though volunteers may be younger they will treat you with the same dignity and respect as a peer would. We are here to help you understand what has happened or is happening, give you all the information you may need, support you as you work to process what has happened, and most importantly to LISTEN.
As with other types of abuse there are potential Red Flags that you loved one or friend is being abused.
A key part of our mission is coordinating a sustained effort to reduce domestic violence through education and outreach.
We can provide a safe place for victims and their children when they have nowhere else to go.
Support groups provide assistance for victims of domestic and sexual violence.
Trained volunteers respond to area hospital emergency rooms to provide advocacy and support to individuals who have experienced sexual and domestic violence.
1-866-841-6229 TTY & Language Line Interpretive services available
Provides a specialized advocate to assist victims of domestic violence as they proceed through the criminal justice system.