Elder Shelter is a coordinated effort to place adults who are 60 and over, or have a disability, in safe shelter while they are recovering from abuse or neglect.
This effort started in 2016 through the work of the Pikes Peak Elder Abuse Coalition.
Individuals who are supported through Adult Protective Services and are experiencing abuse, or are at serious risk of abuse are eligible for shelter placement.
Individuals remain in the shelter program until they are able to transition to their next home.
Beginning in 2022, the Elder Shelter program is participating in a national two-year grant study on elder shelter.
Our shelters are a collaboration with long term care communities and a non-profit home-based program. Elder Shelter works with the community all stepping up to protect vulnerable adults.
The Association for Community Living funded the study through the Weinberg Center. Data from elder shelter programs around the country is being looked at for best practices in efforts to do better for older adults at risk for abuse and neglect.