Region 2 Area Agency on Aging is excited to announce our Third Annual Safe Haven Benefit that will be held during World Elder Abuse Prevention week! The event will be held virtually via Zoom to raise awareness and funds for the Safe Haven project. Safe Haven’s mission is to protect vulnerable adults from abuse, exploitation, and neglect. We work with Adult Protective Services from the Department of Health and Human Services in Hillsdale, Lenawee, and Jackson Counties to offer safe, temporary housing, care coordination and other needs to ensure the safety of at risk adults in our community.
Fred’s Story Fred was a disabled individual who had been living in his rental home for several years. Due to a scam that took his monthly income from his bank account, he was going to be evicted because he could not pay his rent. Fred was able to work with Safe Haven staff and Legal Services to pay his back rent avoiding eviction and recoup the funds that had been taken from him. He was able to stay safely in his home and was also assessed and referred for other services he qualified for. Fred received education on how to avoid scams and continues to live safely at home in the community where he wishes to stay.
Please join us to support this important mission. Donate here and indicate your donation is for "Safe Haven."Please register to join our virtual event on June 17, 2020 at 4pm by clicking here: Safe Haven Benefit 2020