What is Elder Justice?
All older adults deserve dignity and respect. The Elder Justice program at Sunnyside Community Services (SCS) supports older adults over 60 years of age who are experiencing emotional or physical abuse, neglect, financial exploitation, or other circumstances that limit their independence.
In situations where an older adult is experiencing abuse or neglect, SCS can help with support, mediation, and other resources. Our program staff are committed to protecting the confidentiality of every older adult who reaches out or is referred to us.
Identifying common warning signs is a critical first step to tackling elder abuse. To provide the necessary skills and knowledge needed to combat this issue, SCS offers educational trainings and outreach to community partners, professional groups, and the public.
The Elder Justice program provides service to individuals living in Western Queens (Community Districts 1-7 and 11), including Long Island City, Sunnyside, Astoria, Jackson Heights, Corona, Flushing, Rego Park, and many other neighborhoods.
- Case assistance
- Crisis intervention
- Support groups
- Benefits enrollment
- Transportation assistance
- Referral to legal services
- Assistance with security such as replacing locks