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Ashley Morse

2016, AmeriCorps Legal Fellowships, Ashley Morse

Ashley Morse

Name of Host Organization: Network for Victims Recovery DC, Legal Counsel for the Elderly
City, State: Washington, District of Columbia
Issue area: Elderly
Sponsors: AmeriCorps, Network for Victims Recovery DC

The Project

Serve elders who are victims of abuse, neglect and exploitation. Service includes both abuse prevention and response.

The Inspiration

Need Addressed By Project
This project addresses the gap in both reporting and serving Elderly survivors of abuse, neglect and financial exploitation. Specifically, the program addresses individuals who are mistreated in long-term care facilities and in home health services. The project aims to both give seniors tools to prevent being abused and also aims to focus on seniors' defined justice.
The Right Person For This Project
Ashley is the right person for the job because:
• She has patience and understanding while seniors share often embarrassing details of their abuse
• She is able to be nurturing and also a zealous advocate for clients while working to reduce the number of clients she serves
• She is always looking for new ways to reach out to seniors and the marginalized communities