The Center for Elder Law & Justice has been named as a grant recipient by the Garman Family Foundation Fund, administered by the Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo.
A grant in the amount of $50,000 will support transitional services for elder abuse victims, addressing the psychological, emotional and social well-being of older adults who have experienced maltreatment, with the majority of the expected beneficiaries to be older women.
A press release stated, “Elder abuse victims often need additional assistance due to the high intensity of the issues they face, including social isolation, loss of a caretaker, loss of funds, and physical harm or issues with safe housing.”
Clients receiving free legal assistance at the Center for Elder Law & Justice will be linked to ElderCare Solutions of WNY for transitional services, with the goal to empower older adults, improve mental health, and reduce the recurrence of abuse.
“We are very grateful for this support from the Garman Family Foundation Fund. We work every day with abuse victims to meet their legal needs, but this funding will allow us to give these clients an additional support system as they recover from their trauma, and aim to meet the social well-being of these older adults,” said Karen Nicolson, CEO of the Center for Elder Law & Justice.
Celebrating its centennial year in 2019, the Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo was established in 1919 to enhance and encourage long-term philanthropy in the Western New York community. A 501(c)(3) organization, the Community Foundation’s mission is: Connecting people, ideas and resources to improve lives in Western New York. For 100 years, the Community Foundation has made the most of the generosity of individuals, families, foundations and organizations who entrust charitable assets to the Community Foundation’s care. Learn more at www.cfgb.org.
The nonprofit Center for Elder Law & Justice advocates for justice at all stages of life to ensure its clients can live independently and with dignity.