Older Abused Women's Program
The goal of the Older Abused Women’s Program is to reduce and eliminate violence in the lives of women age 50 and older who have been victimized by their spouses or adult children.
Because many of these women have been abused for many years (sometimes for decades), most of these clients face increased barriers such as long-term isolation, financial dependence, disabilities (physical and emotional), lack of transportation, low self-esteem, and feelings of helplessness or hopelessness.
To meet the unique needs of this vulnerable population, the Older Abused Women’s Program provides one-on-one Case Management services, including crisis counseling, information and referral, civil and criminal justice support / advocacy, assistance in securing crime victim compensation, personal advocacy, and ongoing follow-up.
In addition, the program holds weekly support groups, facilitated by older women, at the Milwaukee Women’s Center’s Emergency Shelter.
For more information about the Older Abused Women’s Program, please call (414) 671-6140.
About Milwaukee Women's Center
The Milwaukee Women's Center (MWC) became a Division of Community Advocates in 2007. Since the merger, MWC's services to women, children, and men have grown and improved. Read more about the MWC's many programs within this section of the website.