Adult Protective Services
Guardian Angel Community Services’ Adult Protective Services Program (APS), administered through the Illinois Department on Aging (IDOA) investigates allegations of abuse, neglect, and exploitation (ANE) for adults with disabilities, ages 18-59, and elderly adults, 60 years of age and older for residents in the Will County area. Another component of the program is assessing for reported self-neglect. In addition, the program provides casework services consisting of service referrals and assistance with guardianship proceedings. The APS program is designed to build upon the existing legal, medical, and social service system to assure that it is more responsive to the needs of ANE victims and their families. The mission of the APS program is to facilitate the goal of service excellence, grounded in our commitment to balance the need to protect elderly vulnerable adults, and adults with disabilities per their basic human rights and with their right to self-determination. The program seeks to help empower clients to improve the quality of their lives, in line with Guardian Angel’s mission, and to get protection/services for those who are unable to live safely on their own.
To Report Abuse
To report suspected abuse, neglect, financial exploitation, or self-neglect of an older person or a person with disabilities age 18-59 within the Will County area, please call the GACS APS hotline at 800- 223-7398. The hotline is available Monday through Friday from 8:30 to 4:30. To report abuse after these hours or on the weekends, please call the 24-hour Adult Services Hotline at 1-866-800-1409,1-888-206-1327 (TTY).
For additional information please contact Alexandra Shloss, Program Manager at (815) 729-0930, ext. 1470 or at email@example.com.