Elder Advocacy

Elder Advocacy

The program provides community outreach, advocacy, training, preparation and distribution of information and joint intervention with Oklahoma Adult Protective Services. These services include court systems advocacy, intervention services and other support services.

To be eligible, clients must:
• Be an elder (any person over the age of 55) or a vulnerable adult (any person over the age of 18 who is an incapacitated person because of physical or mental disability which impairs their ability to provide adequate care of self or unable to manage their property and financial affairs effectively in order to protect themselves from being abused, neglected or exploited without assistance from others).
• Be a member of a federally recognized tribe.
• Live within the 10 ½ counties of the Choctaw Nation.

For a list of signs of abuse or more information on the program please call.
Phone # 580-326-8304 or 877-285-6893

Senior Director Linda Goodwin
Phone # 580-326-8304 or 877-285-6893
lgoodwin@choctawnation.com

Director Vicki Perez
Phone # 580-326-8304 or 877-285-6893
vperez@choctawnation.com

Darryl Brown, Elder Advocate
Districts – 1, 2, 3, & 7 Phone #580-326-8304 or 877-285-6893

Sarah Trusty, Elder Advocate
Districts – 8, 9, 10, & 12
Phone #580-326-8304 or 877-285-6893

Jimmy Smith, Elder Advocate
Districts – 4,5,6, & 11 Phone # 918-569-4937

Funding made available through a grant with the Oklahoma District Attorney’s Council - VOCA Grant.