Thank you for taking the time to fill out this survey by the Office on Violence Against Women and North Shore Elder Services. Our community has received funding from the Department of Justice's Office on Violence Against Women to create or enhance services for older victims of abuse. In order to gather the kinds of information that will help us plan activities and services that better respond to the needs of victims of abuse in later life, we are asking older adults and service providers throughout our community to share their experiences. Your ideas are important to us.
 
Individuals who are age 50 and older may be hit, yelled at, or sexually assaulted. They may be neglected or have had money or possessions stolen. Older victims are most generally harmed by someone they know; often someone they love or trust, such as a spouse, partner, adult child, other family member or a caregiver. You may know an older adult who has been or is being harmed. You may want to talk to someone before or after taking this survey. If you need further information before or after taking this survey please contact Lisa at 978-750-4540. All responses are kept confidential. 
 
This provider survey is designed to gather information in three areas:
1. Your organization's perspectives about helpful services for older adults (age 50 and over) who may be experiencing some form of abuse,
2.  Your organization's experience with issues of abuse in later life, and
3.  Background information about your organization.

Section A:  Services/Opportunities that Might Help Older Individuals

* 1. Please check the top three (3) services you think would be helpful for older individuals who are being hurt by a spouse, partner, adult child, family member, or caregiver.

* 2. Where do you think would be a good place to hold services for older victims? (Check all that apply.)

* 3. What hours should services be available? (Check all that apply)

* 4. What information could be helpful for older victims? (check all that apply)

* 5. How should we let older individuals know about available help? (check all that apply)

* 6. Where would you recommend posting posters or brochures? (check all that apply)

* 7. What other suggestions do you have to help older individuals who are struggling with controlling and hurtful situations?

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