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Adult Protection Services

Adult Protective Services offers protective services to prevent, reduce, or eliminate the current or potential risk of mistreatment, exploitation, or self-neglect to the at-risk adult using community based services and resources, health care services, family and friends when appropriate, and other support systems.

Adult protective services

The Phillips County Department of Social Services reports of mistreatment, exploitation, and or self-neglect of at-risk adults and determines the need for an investigation or assessment. If the County determines that the report involves an at-risk adult and mistreatment, exploitation, or self-neglect then further an investigation will be initiated.




Adult protection services are designed to intervene with or on the behalf of at-risk adults to correct or alleviate situations in which actual or imminent danger or abuse, neglect, or exploitation exists and to utilize support systems to provide continuing safety from the incidents of abuse, neglect, or exploitation. Services are provided without regard to income.


Services Available:

  • Investigation of reports of abuse, neglect or exploitation.
  • Case management/monitoring.
  • Guardianships, representative payee, money management.
  • Education and advocacy.


For more information or resources, go to the Adult Protective Services website or contact the Phillips County Department of Social Services 970-854-2280 or stop by 127 E Denver St, Holyoke