Domestic violence doesn’t notice age, and neither do we.
Abuse happening between partners and spouses spans gender, ethnicity, and age. Domestic violence can happen between partners and spouses at any stage in life.
Center for Domestic Peace can help in supporting you or someone you love experiencing domestic violence. We assist at any age, and any stage.
Our hotline in English and Spanish is available 24/7. We have shelter for those in serious danger. Our compassionate advocates can help with safety plans and provide support with next steps. We also offer support and empowerment groups to provide assistance and guidance.
If you or someone you know may be in an unhealthy relationship, we are here to help.
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Our work is advanced by generating an understanding of the dynamics of abuse in later life by using a survivor-centered, intersectional, and trauma-informed approach.
Intimate partner violence in later life (IPVILL) is the physical, financial, sexual, and/or emotional abuse of an individual aged 60 and older by a current or former intimate partner, spouse, or family member. Abuse can happen in every community:
- For some communities of color, abusers may make the older adult survivor feel like they are betraying their race by disclosing abuse by reinforcing how police brutality and racial bias exist in the criminal justice system.
- For immigrant and refugee communities, abusers of older adult survivors may hide or threaten to take away or destroy important paperwork relating to immigration status, passports, ID cards, and/or healthcare cards.
- For LGBTQ+ communities, abusers may pressure an older adult victim to come out to family, doctors, friends, nursing care staff, etc.
- And across all communities, abusers of older adult victims often withhold information about banking, assets, and investments while misusing the older adult survivor’s money, property, or assets.