Elder Financial Protection Network was established in 2000 as a nonprofit organization. We are the primary provider of elder financial abuse prevention programs in the state of California. In addition to raising community awareness and providing education about elder financial abuse, since its inception EFPN has:
- Received the FDIC Chairman's Award for Innovation in Financial Education | Press release
- Reached more than 20,000 seniors with our "Be Wise" community education programs
- Distributed the award-winning “Be Wise” video training programs resulting in awareness, prevention and early intervention training for more than 5,000 financial institution employees.
- Significantly increased public awareness throughout the State of California and beyond with 60 million media impressions over a 10-year period
- Obtained key endorsements and commendations from numerous elected officials including the California State Attorney General, California State Treasurer, United States Speaker of the House and several statewide professional associations
- Facilitated numerous successful interventions and increased incident reporting statewide resulting in the prevention of millions of dollars in losses to California seniors.
- Facilitated partnerships with more than 400 financial institutions, adult social service, law enforcement and regulatory agencies, organizations, foundations and community groups throughout California and beyond
- Obtained key endorsements from several statewide professional and trade associations
- Received the Distinguished Service Award for Elder Abuse Prevention from the Attorney General of California in 2003
- Raised over $2.5 million for prevention efforts and program development
Elder Financial Protection Network works to prevent financial abuse of elders through innovative partnerships that build public awareness, drive community outreach, and provide professional training.