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Expanding CORE (Community-Based Options to Respond to Elder Abuse)

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2020, $500,000)

This program will implement projects that enhance services for older victims of abuse and financial exploitation. This program is intended to improve outcomes, minimize additional trauma, and restore safety and security to older adult victims of abuse and financial exploitation. This award, made to Vera House Inc., funded under OVC FY 2020 Enhancing Services for Older Victims of Abuse and Financial Exploitation program, is designed to support communities in providing services to older victims of abuse and exploitation. The grantee, Vera House Inc., in partnership with Christopher Community Inc., the NYS Center for Court Innovation (Upstate Office,) and the Syracuse University College of Law, Elder and Health Law Clinic, will expand the Community-Based Options to Respond to Elder Abuse (CORE) program to enhance existing community-based services for victims of elder abuse in diverse, lower-income housing communities, who may be reluctant to use, or unable to access existing services in three low-income housing buildings, in an area of concentrated and systemic urban poverty in Syracuse, New York. CA/NCF

Date Created: September 20, 2020