A Refuge for Abused & Neglected Seniors
After a decade-long gestation, the Sacramento Senior Safe House – a safe and comfortable refuge for abused and neglected seniors – opened in 2009.
The men and women who are coming to the Sacramento Senior Safe House are referred to the home by Sacramento County Adult Protective Services, among many other community partners. Before the safe house's opening, APS staff were forced to place clients in less-than-ideal temporary quarters, including motels and hospitals.
Such are the real-life horror stories that prompted Maxine Milner Krugman's 10-year crusade to help Volunteers of America establish the Sacramento Senior Safe House. The six-bedroom haven for abused and neglected seniors became reality thanks to Krugman and project partners Mercy Housing California, HomeAid Sacramento and Lennar.