Types of Cases

The types of cases we see are based on the individual risk factors.

  • Decreased physical health and mobility.
  • Developmentally disabled.
  • Declining mental status (whether mental health or dementia related).
  • Social/family/caregiver isolation.
  • History of family violence.
  • History of substance abuse/addictions.

Cases are under-reported because:

  • Denial: the individual is not able to acknowledge the abuse is occurring because of their physical/mental well-being.
  • Embarrassment: Individuals may be embarrassed to admit being mistreated by someone they know or are related to. They can also be embarrassed if they have fallen for a scam.
  • Dependency: Individuals can be dependent on the ones who are abusing them, so they have a fear of abandonment or retaliation.

Serving adults, children, elderly and those with disabilities since 2000.