Team works to advocate and support Cherokee elders

by Jun 21, 2022COMMUNITY sgadugi0 comments


The EBCI Elder Service Peer Navigator Program staff includes, left to right, Chynna Connor, Josephine Teesateskie, and Kristin Washington. Not Pictured: Whitney Lowe and Eugenia Thompson-Guess. (EBCI Public Health and Human Services release)

The Elder Service Peer Navigator program has been working in the community to connect with elders. The program, overseen by the Cherokee Family Safety program, is focused on connecting community members to relevant services. Often, people are unaware that a particular service exists. Navigators are tasked with becoming the connection between our services and our people.

Elder services peer navigators have also been working to familiarize themselves with the reporting guidelines when suspecting abuse in later life.  Along with this, they also educate the community on how to recognize possible abuse and who to contact to make a report. If you or someone you know would like to speak to a navigator, please call them at 359-1520.

This project was supported by Grant No. 2018-EW-AX-K006 awarded by the Office on Violence Against Women, U.S. Department of Justice. The opinions, findings, conclusions, and recommendations expressed in this publication/program/exhibition are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the U.S. Department of Justice.”

  • EBCI Public Health and Human Services Division release