Adult protective service workers are part of a support-based community-serve. They provide case management for:
- adults 18 years and older
- in the city of Toronto
- with an intellectual disability
- who live independently in the community or are planning to do so.
Workers connect adults with developmental disabilities with others in their communities and assist with finding and using community resources. They also meet regularly with adults who have developmental disabilities to help them:
- Get access to community supports and government-funded services
- Identify their strengths and needs
- Inform them about supports and direct them to the ones they need
- Manage their community resources and service plans
- Develop problem-solving and life skills (e.g., budgeting, using public transportation etc.)
With the individual’s consent and direction, adult protective service workers can also support everyday living needs and help set and achieve goals.
The service is a cooperative network of agencies funded by the Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services including: Family Service Toronto; Community Living Toronto; Woodgreen Community Services; Unison Heath & Community Services