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Phase II Elder Abuse and Neglect Initiative Grants Awarded


The Board of Directors of the Archstone Foundation announced the approval of 18 grants under Phase II of the Elder Abuse and Neglect Initiative, totaling $4,007,565 over three years.


Archstone Foundation Awards Phase II of the Elder Abuse and Neglect Initiative

Long Beach, California, December 3, 2007 – The Board of Directors of the Archstone Foundation announced the approval of 18 grants under Phase II of the Elder Abuse and Neglect Initiative, totaling $4,007,565 over three years.  Grants were approved during the Board's quarterly meetings in September and December 2007.

 

“Elder abuse is a crime without boundaries, crossing all racial, social, class, gender and geographic lines.  As the older adult population in California continues to increase, it is anticipated that the rate of elder abuse will also increase,” said Joseph F. Prevratil, President and CEO of the Archstone Foundation. “To respond to this growing need, the Archstone Foundation has renewed its commitment to its Elder Abuse and Neglect Initiative.  The goal of the Initiative is to improve the quality and coordination of elder abuse and neglect services in the State of California.  Projects included in Phase II of the Initiative are focused on professional education and training, multidisciplinary team enhancement, support of forensic centers, implementing systems change, convening and technical assistance, and evaluation.”

 

Grants awarded under Phase II of the Elder Abuse and Neglect Initiative include:

 

Education and Training

 

-    City College of San Francisco, San Francisco, CA ($143,557):  A three-year grant to support the continuation of elder abuse training for frontline health and emergency response providers. 

 

-     County of Santa Clara, Santa Clara, CA ($138,050):  A three-year grant to support the continuation of an elder abuse training program for faith communities. 

 

-     San Diego State University Research Foundation, San Diego, CA ($315,972):  A three-year grant to support the continuation of Project MASTER, an advanced training program for adult protective service workers. 

 

-     University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA ($54,000):  A three-year grant to support the continuation of an elder abuse training program for dental students. 

 

 

Financial Protection Projects

 

-     Council on Aging Silicon Valley, San Jose, CA ($225,000):  A three-year grant to support the continuation of a home lending protection project. 


Forensic Centers

-     Institute on Aging, San Francisco, CA ($400,000):  A three-year grant to support the creation of an elder abuse forensic center in San Francisco. 

 

-     County of San Diego District Attorney’s Office, San Diego, CA ($400,000):  A three-year grant to support the continuation of the Help and Outreach to Protect the Elderly (HOPE) Team, a program of the San Diego Family Justice Center.

 

-     University of California, Irvine, Irvine, CA ($400,000):  A three-year grant to support the continuation of the Center of Excellence in Elder Abuse and Neglect.

 

-     University of Southern California, Keck School of Medicine, Los Angeles, CA ($400,000):  A three-year grant to support the continuation of the Los Angeles County Elder Abuse Forensic Center.


Legal Protection Projects

 

-     Bet Tzedek, Los Angeles, CA ($150,000):  A three-year grant to support the expansion of elder law clinics in Los Angeles County.

 

Multidisciplinary Teams

 

-         Area Agency on Aging, Napa and Solano Counties, Vallejo, CA ($75,000):  A three-year grant to support the continuation of a Fiduciary Abuse Specialist Team in Solano County. 

 

-         City of Long Beach, Department of Health and Human Services, Long Beach, CA ($75,000):  A three-year grant to support the continuation of the Long Beach Comprehensive Multidisciplinary Elder Abuse Prevention Team. 

 

-         Conejo Valley Senior Concerns, Conejo, CA ($75,000):  A three-year grant to support the continuation of the Financial Abuse Specialist Team in Ventura County. 

 

-         County of San Bernardino, San Bernardino, CA ($75,000):  A three-year grant to support the continuation of an elder abuse multidisciplinary team, a partnership between the Department of Aging and Adult Services and the Arrowhead Regional Medical Center. 


Long Term Care Ombudsman Services

 

-         WISE and Healthy Aging, Santa Monica, CA ($270,000):  A three-year grant to support monitoring of unlicensed long-term care facilities in Los Angeles County to address elder mistreatment.


Systems Analysis and Change

 

-     Judicial Council of California, San Francisco, CA ($210,986):  A three-year

      grant to support training and implementation of court interventions and services to assist elders who have been abused.

 

-    University of California, Irvine, Irvine, CA ($200,000):  A three-year grant to support continuation of improvement efforts to increase the quality of how elder abuse incidence data is documented in California.

 

Convening and Technical Support

 

 -    University of California, Irvine, Irvine, CA ($400,000):  A three-year grant to support continuation of convening and technical assistance to projects funded as part of Phase II of the Elder Abuse and Neglect Initiative.

 

The Archstone Foundation Board of Directors also renewed a contract with The Measurement Group, of Culver City, California, to continue the comprehensive evaluation of the Archstone Foundation Elder Abuse and Neglect Initiative.

 

Archstone Foundation is a private grantmaking organization whose mission is to contribute toward the preparation of society in meeting the needs of an aging population.  Under the leadership of Joseph F. Prevratil, J.D., president and CEO, the Archstone Foundation has awarded more than $69 million in grants since it was established in 1986.  The Foundation’s funding priorities include elder abuse and neglect, fall prevention, end-of-life issues, and responsive grantmaking to address emerging issues within the aging population.  In fiscal year 2007, Archstone Foundation provided approximately $4.9 million in support of its mission.


   

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