Keep victims of elder abuse safe

by Cedar Village

Summary

The first emergency elder abuse shelter in the state of Ohio, Cedar Village provides a place for victims age 65 & older to heal safely. Each year an estimated 1 in 10 older Americans are victims of physical, psychological, & financial abuse &/or neglect. Other local programs for domestic violence are ill-equipped for the special needs of the elderly. Cedar Village, a Nonprofit long term care retirement community, meets the critical need of providing care & support to victims of elder abuse.
$5,000
total goal
$3,738
remaining
33
donors
0
monthly donors
4
years active

Challenge

Every year, one in ten older Americans are victims of physical, sexual, psychological, financial abuse and/or neglect. As a continuing care retirement community, Cedar Village has the resources readily available to meet the special needs of those 65 and older as well as the ability to help break the cycle of abuse.

Solution

By providing an elderly abuse victim an emergency place to stay, the abuse cycle can be broken and the victim will have an opportunity to restore their dignity and find a permanent living situation that is safe,

Long-Term Impact

In addition to giving individuals the chance to escape from abusive situations, Cedar Village aspires to initiate a vital culture change for our community making it no longer acceptable to "look the other way" when it comes to elder abuse.

Resources

http:/​/​www.cedarvillage.org

Organization Information

Cedar Village

Location: Mason, Ohio - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.cedarvillage.org
Project Leader:
Stew Bromberg
Mason, OH United States