The ElderSAFE Center is the first program of its kind in the Washington, DC metropolitan area to provide safe temporary shelter to older adults experiencing elder abuse.
Safeguarding seniors from abuse.
What is elder abuse?
Physical: Use of force such as hitting or pushing; causing pain, harm, or physical injury; and inappropriate use of medications or physical restraints.
Sexual: Any type of non-consensual sexual contact.
Psychological: Mistreatment that affects emotional or mental health, including intimidation, threats, harassment, humiliation, belittlement, or isolation.
Neglect: Willful deprivation of basic needs including food, clothing, shelter, medicine, or personal hygiene.
Financial exploitation: Misuse of the older adult’s money, property, or resources.
ElderSAFE Center services
- Safe, temporary shelter
- Holistic therapy program
- Confidential counseling
- Medical services
- Spiritual support
- Physical and/or psychological therapy services
- Safe discharge
- Legal referrals
- Community referrals and coordination with partner agencies
For emergencies, dial 9-1-1
Adult Protective Services
Montgomery County 240-777-3000
Other MD counties 1-800-332-6347