The Center for At-Risk Elders (CARE) is a non-profit, lawyer-led team of advocates guarding Indiana’s neglected, abused, and exploited elders.
CARE is a tax-exempt organization under Section 501(c)3 of the Internal Revenue Code and is funded through a combination of revenue streams including grants, donations, and fees paid by clients based upon their ability to pay.
Indiana’s Adult Protective Services (APS) program, which is mandated by federal law, is the only state program in America that is structured as a criminal justice function. Unlike Indiana’s APS program, CARE’s focus is on providing civil remedies to redress, and protect against, elder abuse, neglect and exploitation.
In addition to program services, CARE serves as a resource to professionals and the general public on issues relating to the challenge of providing care to elders in crisis or in need of protection.