Adult Protective Services of Bruce and Grey Counties

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Funding: 
Ministry of Community and Social Services
There is no cost for services.
Grey and Bruce Counties
Address: 
Suite 202, 836 2nd Avenue East, Owen Sound, ON, N4K 2H3
Mailing address: 
Suite 202, 836 2nd Avenue East, Owen Sound, ON, N4K 2H3
Fax: 
519-376-7910
Sponsoring Agency: 
Children's Aid Society of the County of Bruce
Accessibility: 
Office is wheelchair accessible
Directory: 
Language: 
English
Email: 
info@mhagb.ca
Eligibility: 
Developmentally handicapped adults aged 18 and up
Website URL: 
http://www.mhagb.ca

THE CLIENT
The program serves individuals with a developmental handicap, aged 18 or over, who require assistance in moving towards independence. Support may be provided to individuals approaching their 18th birthday, should the client's needs involve planning for services which become available at age 18. The primary focus of service is on clients who live on their own in a community without significant social supports or who are entering into such a setting. Clients are encouraged to assume responsibility for their own lives through the establishment of realistic and attainable goals. Appropriate clients are those individuals, aged 18 and over, with a primary presenting problem relating to their developmental handicap and who require assistance in moving towards independence.

SERVICES
The APSW serves clients primarily by finding services, preferably generic (case management role), and by advocating on behalf of their clients as well as on behalf of developmentally handicapped adults in general.

APSW SUPPORT TO THE DEVELOPMENTALLY HANDICAPPED MAY INCLUDE:

  • Advocating on behalf of adults who feel that their needs are not being met.
  • Helping adults find financial assistance, medical and dental care, accomodation, vocational programs, legal and other services that may be required.
  • Follow-up support is available for clients where application or admission to other services has occurred, to ensure that needs are being met by other agencies and professionals.
  • Providing short-term counselling, support and assistance in problem solving.
  • Assisting adults and families to plan for the future.
  • Assisting the client to acquire the skills necessary to live and function independently.
  • SERVICE OF THE APSW IS TERMINATED WHEN:

  • It is no longer required
  • The Client has moved out of the area
  • It is rejected by the client
  • Short Description: 
    To enable developmentally handicapped adults living in a community setting to lead lives as near to normal and as independent as possible.
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