OUR INITIATIVES

The Weinberg Center’s innovative work focuses on five key areas:

1. SAFE SHELTER

The Weinberg Center at the Hebrew Home at Riverdale—the nation’s first temporary elder abuse shelter—provides safe, short-term shelter. Shelter, in our vision, is more than a space. It is a holistic, trauma-informed model of care that provides high-intensity legal, therapeutic and medical support in a framework of relationship between the client and our supportive, multidisciplinary team.

Learn more about the Weinberg Center shelter

2. LEGAL SERVICES AND INITIATIVES

Our attorneys provide direct and immediate legal services to our clients and advocate for increased access and visibility for older adults within the broader legal system.

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3. EDUCATION AND OUTREACH

We aim to advance public and professional awareness around the issues of elder abuse and elder justice through education and outreach, training, and development of professional resources. To learn more about our trainings and to schedule one for your organization or group, call 718-581-1472.

4. SHELTER MODEL REPLICATION

We assist communities around the United States and the world in adopting our pioneering, flexible model to create their own unique version of shelter. We lead the effort to expand and strengthen the SPRiNG (Shelter Partners: Regional, National, Global) Alliance®, a professional network whose goal is to increase the size, capacity and reach of the shelter movement.

Read Our FAQ Guide To Creating A Shelter

5. PARTNERSHIPS AND COLLABORATIONS

We work to further a nuanced understanding of the issue of elder abuse through strong partnerships and innovative collaborations with other providers, thought leaders, and researchers around the globe. Areas of focus include screening for elder abuse, cost-efficacy models, sexuality, caregiver resilience, trauma, and the role of technology in elder abuse prevention.

Read about our collaborative symposia: