Elder & Adults with Disabilities Justice Program Volunteer - Solano County

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ORGANIZATION: Empowered Aging

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The Elder and Adults with Disability Justice Program facilitates access to the range of care and services often needed by abuse victims and their families. We act as a main point of contact for those who have experienced harm or mistreatment and coordinate personalized support for each individual.

Our services are available to victims of crime in Solano County:

  • Seniors who are 60 and older
  • Disabled adults who are 18-59 with mental and/or physical disabilities that require assistance from others for normal activities and to protect their rights

Working with community partners, we help victims receive the support and services they need-which can range from counseling to compensation to rides to and from appointments. All services are free of charge.

We are looking for a volunteer to help spread the word at tabling events, community events, with local law enforcement agencies and with community partners. We’re looking to organize groups in churches, senior communities, adult programs and more to offer education about abuse, as well as peer-to-peer counseling.

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About Empowered Aging

Location:

2255 Contra Costa Blvd, Ste 204, Pleasant Hill, CA 94523, US

Mission Statement

Empowered Aging, previously known as Ombudsman Services of Contra Costa, Solano and Alameda, started in Contra Costa County with just a few government grants, a single staff person, and a lot of determination. Decades later we have evolved, expanding our reach to meet the needs of our time that are impacting a vulnerable and vastly diverse senior community. More than 480,000 seniors live in Contra Costa, Solano, and Alameda counties, and now more than ever, they need our support. They need hope, want to be seen, and know they are heard. Empowered Aging takes on the most critical issues surrounding elders and adults with disabilities in our communities, and we never stop fighting.

Description

Empowered Aging believes aging is a natural phase of life, deserving of respect and dignity. Every day we empower, educate, and partner with older adults and adults with disabilities to best meet their unique needs - from providing opportunities to stay connected to the activities they love to ensuring they are free from neglect and abuse. We also believe that when our elder community thrives, we all benefit from their unique contributions and collective wisdom. That is why Empowered Aging is focused on uniting individuals, organizations, and communities together around a common mission, a shared vision, and a path forward to a stronger, more equitable journey in aging. We do this through a variety of programs and collaborations within our community. For many older adults and adults with disabilities, we’re the only connection and the only engagement lifting their voices, enabling self-sufficiency, and fighting for their just place in society.

While our organization has transformed over the years to address the challenges and change in the world, one thing remains the same: our focus on improving and strengthening the lives of our elders.

CAUSE AREAS

Advocacy & Human Rights
People with Disabilities
Seniors
Advocacy & Human Rights, People with Disabilities, Seniors

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

1261 Travis BoulevardSte. 120Fairfield, CA 94533

(38.25773,-122.04952)
 

SKILLS

  • Advocacy
  • Administrative Support
  • Data Entry
  • People Skills
  • Special Needs
  • Public Speaking

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 10 hours per month
  • Prerequisites -Be at least 18 years old -Complete and submit an application packet -Computer Literate -Pass a DOJ and FBI background check

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