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The Greater Augusta Coalition Against Adult Abuse (GACAAA) was formed on November 1, 2010 when Blue Ridge Legal Services received a 10 month mini-grant from the Administration on Aging. The mission of GACAAA is to promote safe communities free from abuse, neglect, and exploitation by identifying and utilizing coalition resources through partnerships, community action, education, and advocacy and to address circumstances that make adults vulnerable. By educating the community to recognize and report adult abuse, neglect and financial exploitation, we envision a community where vulnerable adults are valued and treated with respect, honor and dignity and have safe, secure lives free from abuse.
The Coalition sponsors educational forums and has a table display and materials available for health fairs, seminars, and other community events. We hope that our proactive steps will help prevent further acts of exploitation and abuse of vulnerable adults in the community. Join our mailing list for news, issues, and Webinars by contacting Anne See at firstname.lastname@example.org.