Elder Services

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ARC’s Elder Shelter Project is a crisis program for seniors with care needs:

We provide temporary caregiving in Arizona licensed adult care homes for older persons who need assistance with their daily personal care activities.

The Elder Shelter Project is made possible in part by the generosity of Tucson adult care homeowners who volunteer their empty bed spaces for our client’s use.  This allows our program to provide emergency care-giving services free to our clients on a short-term basis.

In addition to placements, Elder Shelter Project also provides referral and case management services.

For Immediate Assistance with Elder Care Services, Call our Crisis Line at 520-339-2801

ARC’s Late-Life Domestic Violence Program is 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. Elder Neglect includes denying personal care, safe housing, or access to medical or behavioral health care.

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.

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:

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

All Elder Services are available in English & Spanish

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.”