VOYCE is working to make Missouri safer for older and vulnerable adults!
Working in partnership with citizens, state and local departments, churches, not for profits corporations, and others, our goal is to ensure a system that responds to the abuses our older and vulnerable citizens face. VOYCE is convening in-person and virtual sessions to identify the obstacles that may prevent achieving the best outcomes for our citizens. Funded by a grant for the Missouri Foundation for Health, we will work together to identify obstacles and propose solutions, develop potential policy and legislative changes and create a strategic vision and plan that will continue to support our citizens.
Summit to Protect Older Adults and Adults with Disabilities
This summit is a conversation with the community, professionals, older adults, and others to learn what needs to be fixed in the adult protection system.
Upcoming Summit Conversations
We don’t have any upcoming events at this time, but please check back soon.
Summit #3 – February 29, 2024
Summit #4 – Date TBD
Past Summit Conversations
Summit #1 – July 13, 2023
Summit #2 – October 10, 2023
Survey for Those Personally Impacted By Elder Abuse
VOYCE, with our partner, UMKC, is interviewing people about their experience reporting abuse. With funding granted by the Missouri Foundation for Health, we are looking to you to provide information about your experiences with the system (social services, advocates, law enforcement, healthcare, etc.) that will help us reshape the current approach to one that is more responsive to the needs of its users.
The trauma-informed interview is conducted by trained social workers that will ask questions about your experience with the various organizations you encountered following your report. We will not ask questions about the abuse you experienced. We will only ask about what happened during your interactions with the organizations in the system and your thoughts on those interactions.
We are seeking those aged 60 or older who have experienced financial, emotional, physical, or sexual abuse and/or neglect. There will be a $100 gift card for participants as well as 3 free counseling sessions. Please contact us if you are interested in participating or for more information. Share this info with others as well.