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Places that Help: Federal
Updated: November 14, 2019
WomensLaw cannot vouch for the information or services provided by these organizations.
National Center on Elder Abuse
The National Center on Elder Abuse serves as a national resource center dedicated to the prevention of elder mistreatment. Aging in Place is a resource hub for seniors and their families to learn more about the specific aspects of aging in place. You can visit their one stop shop for expert know-how in order to make the best decisions about in-home care, insurance, government assistance, and other financial resources, transportation options, and home remodeling.
The hotline is available Mon - Fri. 9 AM-8 PM (except U.S. federal holidays)
National Clearinghouse on Abuse in Later Life
Through advocacy and education, the National Clearinghouse on Abuse in Later Life (NCALL) works every day to improve victim safety, increase abuser accountability, expand coordinated community response, and ultimately, put an end to abuse in later life.
National Committee for the Prevention of Elder Abuse
The National Committee for the Prevention of Elder Abuse (NCPEA) is an association of researchers, practitioners, educators, and advocates dedicated to protecting the safety, security, and dignity of America’s most vulnerable citizens.
National Elder Fraud Hotline
Financial scams and abuses that target older people are happening more and more. This hotline is a free resource provided in English and Spanish for people to report fraud against anyone age 60 or older.
Stop Abuse for Everyone (SAFE)
Stop Abuse for Everyone (SAFE) is a human rights organization that provides services, publications, and training to serve those who typically fall between the cracks of domestic violence services. These groups include straight men, gays and lesbians, teens, the elderly, and immigrants.
VictimConnect Resource Center (a program of NCVC)
Phone or text: 1-855-4-VICTIM (1-855-484-2846)
The VictimConnect Resource Center is a place for victims of all crime to learn about their rights and options, confidentially and compassionately. VictimConnect can be accessed anywhere in the United States through a traditional telephone-based helpline and innovative text and online chat services Monday through Friday. Services are available in English and Spanish and interpreters for more than 200 languages can be accessed. Victim assistance specialists help people who reach out find appropriate national, local, or online resources. Additionally, victimconnect.org has information regarding types of crime, crime statistics, and maintains a searchable online directory for crime victim service providers. VictimConnect is a program of The National Center for Victims of Crime. Contact VictimConnect by chat here.
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