Late-Life Domestic Violence Services

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Late-Life Domestic Violence Services for persons 55 and older.

Domestic violence, neglect or financial exploitation affects more than one million older adults over the age of 60 annually, yet only one in 14 reports this violence.  Domestic Violence includes:

Physical, sexual and emotional abusePhysical Abuse may result in bodily injury, physical pain, or impairment. Sexual abuse includes non-consensual sexual contact of any kind with an older person. Emotional/psychological abuse includes verbal assaults, insults, threats, intimidation, humiliation, and harassment, and isolating an older person from his/her family, friends, or regular activities.

Financial Exploitation is illegal or improper use of an elder’s funds, property, or assets. Examples include cashing an older person’s checks without  permission; forging their signature; misusing or stealing an their money or possessions; coercing or deceiving them into signing any document (e.g., contracts or will).

Domestic Violence Perpetrators of violence against older adults can include spouses and former spouses, partners, adult children, extended family, and in some cases, caregivers.

Help is Available!

ARC offers a wide range of services for those experiencing late-life domestic violence. ARC is the only agency in Southern Arizona who provides domestic violence services tailored to this vulnerable, special population. Find Help at ARC through any of the following services offered with compassion and empathy.

All Services available in English & Spanish

  • Crisis intervention Counseling
  • Orders of Protection & Safety Planning
  • Education & Outreach
  • Support Groups & Shelter Referrals
  • Criminal Justice & Victim Compensation Advocacy
  • Community Referrals

If our or someone you know is in immediate danger, call 911 immediately.

If the danger is not immediate, but you suspect that abuse has occurred or is occurring, please contact ARC at 520.623.3341.  Our late-life domestic violence program staff can help!

“At 72 years old, I had to find a way to say enough is enough. I gained my self- respect and I know I deserve to be happy before my life ends. I don’t think I would have had a life without the help of ARC’s Late life DV Project. I got the support, and found the courage I needed to end the emotional abuse. I’m gonna make it.”