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A Local Resource Guide for the Prevention of Elder Abuse and the Abuse of Persons with Disabilities

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Brockton Area Multi Services Inc. (BAMSI)

BAMSI is a human services organization with programs that comprise a network of services in some of the following areas: Community Resources, Developmental Disability Services, Elderly Services and Outpatient Mental Health Services.

(508) 580-8700

Brockton Family & Community Resources (BF&CR)

BF&CR provides free, confidential services to victims of family violence, including elders and individuals with disabilities being abused by family members/caretakers. Services include: crisis
intervention, safety planning, case management, group, and counseling support through a licensed mental health clinic. Services can be provided in English, Spanish, Portuguese, Cape Verdean Creole, and American Sign Language.

(508) 583-6498
(508) 583-6498- TTY

Department of Transitional Assistance (DTA)

DTA has Emergency Aid to the Elderly, Disabled and Children. EAEDC provides cash benefits to individuals who are eligible under DTA guidelines.  To find out if you are eligible contact your local
DTA office.

Brockton office: (508) 895-7163
Plymouth office: (508) 884-5354

Disabled Persons Protection Commission (DPPC)

The DPPC is an independent state agency created to protect adults with mental and physical disabilities, between the ages of 18 and 59, from abuse or neglect by their caregivers whether in a private, family or state care setting. In cases of suspected abuse or neglect of a person with mental or physical disabilities, the DPPC:

  • Receives, screens, and refers reports of
    suspected abuse, neglect for investigation.
  • Conducts and oversees investigations
    conducted on DPPC’s behalf by other state
    agencies: Dept. of Mental Retardation, Dept.
    of Mental Health and the MA Rehab
  • Provides free training on recognizing and
    reporting abuse of persons with disabilities.
  • Cases involving criminal activity are referred
    by the DPPC’s State Police Unit to the DA’s
    Office and local police for investigation.

24 hr hotline:  800-426-9009- V/TTY
Office: 617-727-6465-  V/TTY

Old Colony Elder Services (OCES)

OCES is a private non-profit corporation, designated as an Aging Services Access Point. OCES provides a wide variety of services including, but not limited to, information & referral, home care services, caregiver support, home delivered meals, protective services, and case management. The goal of these supportive services is to enable the elder to remain independent in the community.

OCES services many area towns including: Abington, Brockton, Bridgewater, East Bridgewater, Whitman and West Bridgewater.

(508) 584-1561