Alzheimer's Association, WNY Chapter
The Alzheimer's Association is the leading, global voluntary health organization in Alzheimer's care and support, and the largest private, nonprofit funder of Alzheimer's research. The Western New York Chapter is one of over 70 Alzheimer's Association chapters serving communities across the United States. Learn more about our programs and services, including education, care consultation, support groups, safety, early stage, respite, and advocacy by visiting us at or calling our helpline at 1.800.272.3900.

Crisis Services
Crisis Services is dedicated to promoting the health, safety and well being of the community through prevention, education, immediate intervention and access to community wide resources 24 hours a day.

The Advocate Program provides confidential response and support for survivors of rape, sexual assault, domestic violence, family violence and elder abuse – 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Center for Elder Law & Justice

The mission of Center for Elder Law & Justice is to improve the quality of life for elderly, disabled and low-income persons in Western New York. We do so through the provision of free civil legal services, primarily to individuals age sixty and over as defined by the federal Older Americans Act, but also to younger disabled and low-income individuals, as funding permits. Our primary goal is to use the legal system to assure that our clients may live independently and with dignity.  We have an attorney dedicated to elder abuse issues, including seeking orders of protection and pursuing those who financially exploit the elderly. - 716-853-3087

Elder Care Solutions of WNY, LLC

Elder Care Solutions can provide customized plans to promote Independent Living for Seniors. The company assists families and care givers with safe, affordable solutions. Elder Care Geriatric Care Managers are Advocates, Educators, Coordinators and Managers facilitating long and short term care. A private pay company, Elder Care Solutions will visit clients at their convenience and their location to assess their needs and develop
personalized care plans. Connection to the community and a reputation for effectiveness enables the establishment of a system of support for clients and families. Everything from assistance in applying for VA and Medicaid funds, applying for nursing homes, providing PRI & Screens for clients to setting up nursing care and relocation to setting up aide service in the home are within the scope of services. The list of services is as varied and as unique as the client need.

Contact Information
Phone: 716-823-1476
Fax: 716-299-2800
Owners: Florika Miranda, RN, GCM & Roxanne Sorensen, SW, GCM

Erie County District Attorney's Office

The Erie County District Attorney's Office represents the citizens of Erie County in criminal cases and is our chief law enforcement official. The District Attorney's Office, regardless of the police agency conducting the investigation, is responsible for the just prosecution nearly every crime committed in Erie County; i.e. the prosecution of misdemeanor cases in the city, town and village courts; the prosecution of felony cases in State Supreme Court and Erie County Court; and, the prosecution of misdemeanor and felony cases in several specialty courts.
The Domestic Violence Bureau within the DA's Office is responsible for the prosecution of all cases arising between domestic and intimate partners; i.e. crimes occurring between spouses, ex-spouses, family members who live together, and those involved in intimate relationships.  Elder Abuse between intimate partners and/or family members is prosecuted by the Domestic Violence Bureau. Financial crimes against the elderly are prosecuted by the Special Investigations Bureau.
The DA's Office has specially trained advocates and social workers within their BE SAFE Advocate Program to assist elder abuse victims through the court process. Advocates are trained to provide supportive counseling, advocacy, safety planning, and can assist with referral and linkage to other needed services.

Contact Information:

Phone: (716) 858-2400

We are a proud member of the SPRiNG Alliance, a network of elder shelters across the United States.  The SPRiNG Alliance's mission is to create a network of regional elder abuse shelters and other similar service models with close working relationships, shared resources and technical assistance, common standards of excellenece and a vibrant community of support.  For more information visit:



If you Suspect Abuse, TAKE ACTION!

More than 1,500 cases of elder abuse are reported each year in Erie County. Many more cases are never reported.

If you suspect abuse and would like legal assistance, please contact:

Center for Elder Law & Justice:


For immediate assistance 24 hours a day, please contact:

Crisis Services Hotline at:


If you suspect someone is being abused, please contact:

Erie County Protective Services for Adults: 


For general information on programs or referrals, please contact:

Erie County Department of Senior Services / NY Connects: 


            In an emergency, call 911

For Elder Shelter screening tool, please visit the Elder Shelter Page located under the "Elder Shelter" tab at the top of your screen