The Adult Protective and Community Services Branch (APCSB) provides protective services for vulnerable adults and home and community-based services to prevent premature institutionalization of clients. Adult Protective Services (APS) is a mandated service of APCSB that provides crisis intervention, without regard to income, including investigation and emergency services for vulnerable adults who are reported to be abused, neglected or financially exploited by others or seriously endangered due to self-neglect. A vulnerable adult is a person eighteen years of age or older, who because of mental, developmental, or physical impairment, is unable to: communicate or make responsible decisions to manage the person’s own care or resources; carry out or arrange for essential activities of daily living; or protect oneself from abuse. Their services include the Adult Foster Care Program; Senior Companion Program; Respite Companion Program; Foster Grandparent Program; Transportation Assistance for Resident Aliens and Naturalized Citizens; and Courtesy Services. For more details, please visit Adult Protective and Community Services online or contact them at (808) 243-5151.