The Adult Protective Service Worker (APSW) Program supports adults (18 years of age and older) with developmental disabilities who are living independently or planning to live independently within their chosen community.
The Adult Protective Service Worker (APSW) Program supports adults (18 years of age and older) with developmental disabilities who are living independently or planning to live independently within their chosen community. This voluntary program is designed to support these individuals in leading a life reflective of their values and choices and assisting them in achieving individual goals such as seeking accommodation, budget counselling, short-term emotional support, or respite care, among others.
Support Provided Through The Program:
Adults (18 years of age and older) who have a developmental disability and are living independently or planning to move towards independence in a community setting without significant social support are eligible for this program.
Funding is provided by the Ministère des Services à l’enfance etdes Services sociaux et communautaires.
Referral for this service is facilitated through Developmental Services Ontario (DSO). An individual, family, or support person working with the individual (with consent) may contact DSO to inquire about support. Offices are located in Midland, Collingwood, Orillia, Barrie, and Alliston/Bradford.
Developmental Services Ontario website: www.dsontario.ca/agencies/dso-central-east
Adult Protective Service Worker Resource Days are available to individuals who have been deemed eligible by Developmental Services Ontario or have formerly received service from the Adult Protective Service Worker Program.
Catulpa Community Support Services currently hosts Adult Protective Service Worker Resource Days once per month in Barrie, Alliston, Collingwood, Orillia, and Midland.
During each appointment, a Catulpa staff member will answer questions that individuals and families may have about the program and offer relevant resources and information. Adults (18 years of age and older), family members, and allies are welcome to attend.
Please note that sessions are by appointment only.
More information about upcoming Resource Days can be found on our Events Calendar. For more information about Adult Protective Service Worker Resource Days, or to book an appointment, please contact Jennifer Ross, Program Assistant, by phone at (705) 733-3227 x2232 – OR – by email at email@example.com