June 13, 2014Elder Domestic Violence Shelter Network Press ConferenceIn honor of World Elder Abuse Awareness day, the Council on Elder Abuse hosted a press conference to announce the opening of the Elder Domestic Violence Shelter Network of Erie County. Thank you to those who came to celebrate this achievement and increase awareness about elder abuse.

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If you Suspect Abuse, TAKE ACTION!

More than 1,500 cases of elder abuse are reported each year in Erie County. Many more cases are never reported.

If you suspect abuse and would like legal assistance, please contact:

Legal Services for the Elderly, Disabled, or Disadvantaged of WNY: 716-853-3087

For immediate assistance 24 hours a day, call Crisis Services Hotline at: 716-834-3131

If you suspect someone is being abused, call Erie County Protective Services for Adults: 716-858-6877

For general information on programs or referrals call: 716-858-8526

In an emergency, call 911