Adult Protective Services

Disabled adults are vulnerable to abuse, neglect, and exploitation.† The Stokes County Department of Social Services receives and evaluates reports to determine whether disabled adults are in need of protective services and what services are needed.

 

Services may include:

 Planning and counseling with disabled individuals and families

 

 Arranging substance abuse services

 

 Arranging appropriate housing and long-term care options

 

 Coordinating the delivery of appropriate services when a residentís rights have been violated in an adult care home or nursing home

 

 Providing assistance to family caregivers to prevent further incidents of abuse, neglect, or exploitation

 

 Arranging for the provision of legal services regarding fraud and consumer scams

 

 Counseling regarding health related matters

 

 Arranging for resources

 

The Adult Protective Services Social Worker also assists with placement, guardianship, advance directives, and involuntary commitment when needed as part of the adultís protection plan.

 

How To Make A Report

Disabled adults or disabled emancipated minors present in North Carolina who are reported to be abused, neglected, or exploited, and in need of protective services are eligible to receive this service without regard to income.

 

To make a report, please call 336-593-2861 Monday-Friday, 8:30am - 5:00pm.† If you need to make a report after 5pm or on a weekend or holiday, please call 911.

 

NOTICE: Do not send adult abuse or neglect referrals through email or this website. Please call 336-593-2861 during normal hours or 911 (after hours). Thank You!

 

Required Information

The following information must be provided when a report is made:

 The name and address of the disabled adult

 

 The name and address of the disabled adultís caretaker

 

 The age of the disabled adult

 

 The nature and extent of the disabled adultís injury or condition resulting from the abuse, neglect, or exploitation

 

 Any other pertinent information

 

You can find an APS Brochure HERE.

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Stacey S. Elmes, Director

 

1010 Main Street

PO Box 30

Danbury, NC 27016

 

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Monday - Friday

8:30am - 5:00 pm

* 4th Thursday Of Each Month

Hours: 8:30 AM - 6:00 PM

 

 

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