SALA is a non-profit elder law office whose mission is to support older persons in their efforts to live safely, independently, non-institutionalized, and with dignity. Established inSALA provides free legal services and community education to Santa Clara County residents who are age 60 or older. For more information on SALA's services please click here.
Adult Protective Services APS responds to reports from individuals, concerned citizens, social service and health providers, and law enforcement representatives about developmentall disabled adults, physically and mentally disabled adults, and the elderly who may be physically or financially abused, neglected, or exploited. Anyone aged 18 to 64 with a mental or physical disability or anyone aged 65 or older that is suspected of being abused or neglected, is eligible for APS without regard to income. Persons interested in obtaining more information or who wish to report adult or elder abuse should call 24 hours a day: or toll free at CALL-APS.
There are APS agencies all over the nation, and more than likely there is one near your community. If you have any issues, concerns or questions, it is always confidential and safe to contact an APS office near you. To get help or make a report, please click on the Learn More link below to find reporting contact information for your state.
Intervention is available to adults age 18 and older who are unable to protect themselves. This includes individuals who have physical, emotional or mental impairments. These impairments may limit their ability to manage their homes or their personal or financial affairs. Intervention actions are taken to safeguard the safety, wellbeing and general welfare of adults in need of protection.
The mission of the Adult Protective Services APS program is to protect vulnerable persons whose safety and protection may be adversely affected by abuse, neglect, self-neglect or exploitation; raise public awareness, and educate mandated reporters of their reporting responsibilities. APS investigates reports of suspected abuse, neglect, and exploitation of vulnerable adults. Guided by the Mississippi Vulnerable Persons Act, APS provides for the protection of at-risk vulnerable persons age 18 and older residing in private home settings through direct delivery or referral to resources within the community.
Volunteers Careers Donate. Crisis Connections, formerly known as Crisis Clinic, was founded in We are one of the oldest Crisis Lines in the nation, and home to five programs focused on serving the emotional and physical needs of individuals across Washington State.
Each California County has an Adult Protective Services APS agency to help elder adults 65 years and older and dependent adults who are disabledwhen these adults are unable to meet their own needs, or are victims of abuse, neglect or exploitation. County APS agencies investigate reports of abuse of elders and dependent adults who live in private homes, apartments, hotels or hospitals. Cross reporting APS agencies, law enforcement agencies and the Office of the State Long-Term Care Ombudsman OSLTCO have the responsibility to cross-report allegations of abuse to the appropriate law enforcement agencies, public agencies, and licensing entities having jurisdiction over these cases.
Skip to main content. Adult Protective Services APS provides vulnerable adults protection from abuse, neglect or exploitation and offers services. The services help with proper medical care, self-maintenance skills, personal hygiene, adequate food, shelter and protection.
After a report is filed, the social workers investigate the situation by conducting a home visit or some form of face- to-face contact with the abused, neglected, or exploited client. Social workers design a case plan and work in collaboration with community agencies, such as Senior Centers, Public Guardian, and the Department of Consumer Affairs. APS accepts reports from anyone who has knowledge of or has witnessed the abuse such as family, friends, and neighbors.