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The Contra Costa Elder Abuse Prevention Project (EAPP) is partnership of public and private organizations that serve older adults who are experiencing some form of elder abuse, including physical, psychological, financial, or emotional abuse. The purpose of EAPP is to connect older adults to resources within Contra Costa County.

Who is a part of EAPP?

Partners include the following organizations:

Family Justice Center: A one-stop center for survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, elder abuse, child abuse, human trafficking, and stalking.

Meals on Wheels Diablo Region: A full-service organization dedicated to improving all aspects of a senior’s qualify of life, including nutrition, social interaction, fall prevention, and health and wellness.

Contra Costa Senior Legal Services: Provides free legal services for Contra Costa County residents age 60 and older.

Contra Costa County Employment and Human Services and the Department of Aging and Adult Services (includes Adult Protective Services (APS) and the Public Guardian): Works to remedy or reduce danger to dependent adults (adults age 18-64 who have serious disabilities) and elders who are at risk of physical, sexual, mental, or financial abuse, and neglect, or self-neglect.

Empowered Aging: Works to empower residents of long term care facilities to exercise their right to good care and quality of life. Investigates and works to resolve allegations of abuse or neglect of residents in licensed long-term care facilities.

Contra Costa Health Services and Contra Costa Mental Health: Provides a continuum of care to seniors throughout Contra Costa County with teams that provide outreach, engagement, and ongoing services to the most imperiled seniors in the county.

Contra Costa District Attorney Victim Witness Program: Advocates guide victims through the criminal legal system and directs them to agencies and organizations that offer assistance and emergency services.

What can EAPP help with?

EAPP can help with different kinds of elder abuse, including physical abuse, neglect, and financial abuse. In addition, EAPP partners provide assistance with meals, case management, in-home care, nursing home and hospice support, and meeting basic needs.

What services can EAPP provide for seniors?

EAPP partners are able to provide many different types of assistance to seniors. EAPP can help with the following:

  • Identification and early intervention in financial abuse, including scams
  • Free civil legal services, including help with housing, debt, government benefits, and elder abuse
  • Free advance planning, including advance healthcare directives and durable powers of attorney
  • Restorative justice circles
  • Wraparound services that allow elders to stay safe and independent
  • Free confidential counseling
  • Nutrition

What can you do if you or someone you know is being abused?

To connect with EAPP, call Contra Costa Senior Legal Services at (925) 609-7900 or call the Family Justice Center at one of their locations around Contra Costa County: (925) 281-0970 (Antioch office), (925) 521-6366 (Concord Office), or (510) 974-7200 (Richmond Office).

You can report abuse to Adult Protective Services by calling (877) 839-4347 if you or someone you know is being abuse.

To learn more about EAPP, elder abuse, and resources for seniors in Contra Costa County, attend the Elder Abuse Awareness Fair on June 16, 2022 at the Concord Senior Center from 12-2 pm. The Concord Senior Center is located at 2727 Parkside Circle, Concord, CA 94519. Admission to the fair is free.