Kent County Elder Abuse Coalition
Advocates for Senior Issues’ former Elder Abuse strategy group contributed to the formation of the Kent County Elder Abuse Coalition.
The Kent County Elder Abuse Coalition is a large group of agencies representing non-profit, profit, and government organizations. They are dedicated to the elimination of elder abuse in Kent County, Michigan and surrounding areas. The Coalition’s mission is, “Working together to identify, advocate, educate, and seek justice for vulnerable adult abuse in Kent County”. They are comprised of individuals from the Kent County Prosecutor’s Office, state and local law enforcement, Kent County Probate Court, Adult Protective Services, local ombudsman from Adult Well-Being Services, Area Agency on Aging of Western Michigan, Kent County Health Department, Life EMS, local hospitals, local financial institutions, elder law attorneys, Advocates for Senior Issues, Senior Neighbors, and the YWCA.
The Coalition meets monthly to discuss current elder and vulnerable adult abuse cases in Kent County. They also provide seminars and trainings on elder abuse and financial exploitation. To learn more about scheduling a presentation please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
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