Abuse in Later Life

Abuse can happen at any age, and it affects people from all walks of life. It is NEVER the fault of the person being abused.

We are here to listen and help. Everyone deserves to feel safe.

Abuse can look like:

  • Being kept from friends, family, or faith activities
  • Taking your money or other property
  • Taking your cane, walker, or wheelchair
  • Hurting or threatening you or your pets
  • Yelling, cursing, or calling you names
  • Forcing you to do things you do not want to do
  • Touching in ways you do not want to be touched
  • Withholding food, water, medication, or other things you need

At DVIS, we can help with:

  • Protective Orders
  • Housing
  • Food
  • Clothing
  • Counseling
  • Advocacy
  • Health care referrals
  • Case management
  • Community resources
  • Legal assistance


If you think you or a loved one are being abused, call our 24-hour crisis line at 918.7HELP.ME (918.743.9000).