The Adult Protective Service Program is available to adults with a developmental disability either living at home with family, or on their own. The catchment’s area is from Marathon including Manitouwadge and through to Nipigon. Services that can be provided include assistance with: accommodation, advocacy and collateral support, social and recreational support, instrumental counselling, emotional counselling, financial counselling, as well as medical/dental and legal support. This program is funded through the Ministry of Community & Social Services. Individuals are not compelled to accept services; however, there needs to be every opportunity to ensure supports/services can be accessed. Referrals can be made in person or by a community service provider.
The mission of this program is to enhance the ability of the individual with a developmental disability to realize his/her full potential in the community.
The main goal is to enable the individual with a developmental disability living within a community setting to lead his/her life as normally and independently as possible. The long term goal is to maximize the individual’s potential for independence within the community.
Useful Web Links
- Ministry of Community and Social Services for information on Ministry programs such as Special Services at Home, Passport, Ontario Disability Support Program, and contact information for regionally-based Ministry offices
- Disability Web Links for information on federal and provincial programs and supports for people with a disability
- Human Resources and Social Development Canada – links to federal employment programs, Disability Benefits, Canada Pension Plan, Old Age Security, literacy programs
- Ontario Disability Support Program – link to the ODSP Directive 10.1 and 10.2 on trusteeship
For more detailed information please contact:
Leslie Souckey, S.S.W.
Adult Protective Service Worker
52 Peninsula Road, Suite 115
Marathon, Ontario P0T 2E0
Phone: (807) 229-9809
Fax: (807) 229-9809
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