Elder Abuse Services

Family Service Toronto - Seniors and Caregivers Support Service Unit

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Fax: (416) 595-0242
Email: lisama@familyservicetoronto.org

Elder abuse includes any act of commission or omission that results in harm to an elderly person. Programs and services are aimed at preventing, identifying, investigating and/or mitigating the effects of elder abuse. Programs are specific to each organization. Please refer to each specific organization for more detailed information.

Population Served:

Older adults.

Catchment Area:

Open catchment area

Service Category:

Elder Abuse Services


Free. Individuals staying at Pat’s Place are asked to contribute to the day-to-day costs (food, clothing, medications, laundry etc).

Service Limitation:

Pat’s Place: this apartment provides a short-term (up to 60 days) safe haven for older people (60+) who are living in an abusive relationship (including emotional, physical, sexual, financial abuse or neglect)
Open to women, men and transgendered persons who are capable of looking after themselves.
Not suitable for individuals with mobility issues.
Elder Abuse Consultation Team (EACT): responds to complex elder abuse cases by working with community agencies in an advisory capacity to provide respectful options that can improve the situation of older adults and allow them the right to live in a safe environment.
The Team accepts cases from community and hospital based agencies. Call Lisa Manuel, EACT Coordinator, at 416-755-5565 ext. 422 for information on how to get cases presented to the Team.
EACT Breaking the Silence, Elder Abuse Consultation Team meetings are held at Main Office, 355 Church St., Dates for 2009: January 16, February 20, March 27, April 17, May 15, June 19, July 10, August 21, September 18, October 16, November 20, December 11

Gaining Strength, Sharing Stories: Group for Women 50+: program for those living with abuse, to learn how the cycle works and how to loosen its grip.
Tuesday afternoons 1:30 to 3:30 April 7 to June 2, 2009. Preregistration is required, call Service Access Unit 416-595-9618

128 Sterling Road
Toronto M6P 0A1
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