The Peel Elder Abuse Support Program is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.
The Peel Elder Abuse Support Program provides telephone support and information 24/7 to seniors or anyone in the community experiencing elder abuse, or for anyone who knows someone who is being mistreated. When deemed appropriate, and with client consent, Spectra will connect clients to a Family Services of Peel outreach worker. Together Spectra Helpline and Family Services of Peel are working to promote awareness, discontinue elder abuse, and to keep people safe.
Everyone in our community deserves to feel safe, live with dignity, and be treated with respect.
* Most victims are abused by someone close to them, such as a partner, relative, friend or caregiver
* Those who are being abused may be unwilling or unable to report it due to a number of reasons; isolation, dependency, fear, control
* According to experts (SOURCE: Lach & Pillner, 2004; Stats Canada, 2000) it is conservatively estimated that 2-10% of older adults will experience one or more forms of abuse at some point during their senior years. Using a figure of 10% for Ontario means that up to 160,000 older adults are suffering some form of abuse in this province.” (SOURCE: EAO [Elder Abuse Ontario] )