EAA – Elder Abuse Alliance
Mission Statement: The Elder Abuse Alliance is a collaborative organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for at risk older adults by protecting their rights, dignity and promoting their independence and safety.
Who We Are: The Alliance is made up of representatives from law enforcement, the legal and medical communities, county and state agencies, service providers and interested citizens. We are all volunteers who initially came together in 1998 to address the issues of elder abuse and how our community responded to those concerns. The current group formed in July, 2014. There is a 15 member Board of Trustees and a total of 34 members who meet monthly.
What We Do: Advocacy is our primary function. The Alliance provides support to both the Department of Health and Human Services (formally DHS) Adult Protective Services and the Genesee County Sheriff’s Elder Abuse and Exploitation Prevention Program through networking, outreach and community education.
Public Act 519 (1982) defines abuse, in part, as the harm or threatened harm to an adult’s health or welfare caused by another. Elder abuse includes physical and emotional abuse, neglect and financial exploitation. If you suspect that an adult is being abused you must first contact the State of Michigan’s Centralized Intake Unit at 855-444-3911. If you feel that the adult is in immediate danger, you should call 911. Should you feel a crime may have been committed, in addition to calling the number for the State, you may call the Sheriff’s Unit at 810-257-3422.
PO Box 998 Flint MI 48501