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What is the Elder Financial Empowerment Project?

The Elder Financial Empowerment Project provides information, advocacy, referral and victim services assistance to senior victims of financial exploitation.

Financial exploitation, which is also known as material abuse, is the misuse of a senior’s money or property by others. It includes deceiving a senior, diverting income, mismanaging funds and taking money, property, and possessions against a senior’s will. Adult children, grandchildren, other relatives, caregivers, acquaintances, or friends sometimes commit these acts. Financial exploitation also includes identity theft and medical fraud. 

Are you being financially exploited or know an elder who may be? Contact Us!


Toll-free: 1-800-488-2596    
Madison: (608) 224-0606  Leave a message with either number. 

Email: Please use our confidential contact form and provide the requested information and then submit. 

Our Work In Action!

John Hendrick, Director of our Elder Financial Empowerment Program, 

addresses some components of  the Wisconsin Department Of Justice New Plan To Combat Elder Financial Abuse, in this WPR interview: 

To schedule a presentation for a group, please use our contact form and include all pertinent contact information. 

To become an outreach volunteer for the Elder Financial Empowerment Project complete the on our Volunteer Opportunities Page

For a calendar of upcoming presentations and trainings check our calendar

What is Financial Exploitation?

Are you a victim of financial abuse or know someone

who is?  

Call us: 


or contact us through our confidential form 

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