Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2020, $499,848)
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 Muckleshoot Indian Tribe (MIT), 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. MIT will implement a project to empower/train elders to support elders to enhance the services for the Tribal Communitys Elders. This Project will enhance elder services in the Muckleshoot Indian Tribes Service Delivery Area to minimize trauma and restore safety and security for Elders. Project objectives include: creating a team to provide support and guidance to elder victims of abuse and financial exploitation; providing phone and in-person support services for at least 40 elder victims per year; enhancing the tribes efforts to provide follow-up/long term support to elder victims with a total of at least 1,200 contacts per year.