Some Parishes have outreach programs for the elderly or other vulnerable adults. Volunteers working with the elderly or with other "incapacitated" adults should be informed of how to report suspected abuse. The required course for volunteers and/or employees working with vulnerable adults is called "Protect Vulnerable Adults" with our online provider Shield the Vulnerable. please visit www.shieldthevulnerable.org for all safe environment courses offered for adult volunteers amd employees.
For more information on Adult Protective Services with the Department of Children and Families with the State of Florida visit their website at
If you feel someone is in immediate danger please call 911.
The Diocese of Pensacola-Tallahassee is providing these links as a resource but does not endorse the associated websites.
NW Florida Area Agency on Aging, Inc.
Aging and Disability Resource Center Elder Helpline
Consumers, families and caregivers can access the Aging and Disability Resource Center by calling the Elder Helpline at 1.850.494.7100 or 1.866.531.8011. The Elder Helpline is a statewide network that provides information, referral and assistance to seniors, persons with developmental disabilities, caregivers, professionals and the general public. The statewide Elder Helpline can be reached at 1.800.963.5337.
Disaster Preparedness Guide for Elders
Department of Children and Families
Department of Elder Affairs
Fraud Hotline: 1-800-378-0445
National Fraud Information Center: 1-800-876-7060
Statewide Senior Legal Helpline:1-888-895-7873
Long-Term Care Ombudsman: 1-888-831-0404
(for those in nursing homes and assisted living Facilities)