Adult and Protective Services

  • Cause Progress

  • $250000 Amount Needed
  • $120000 Collected yet
  • 70% Percentile
  • 45 Days left to achieve target

Centers for New Horizons is a provider agency for the Illinois Department on Aging. The Adult Protective Services Program goes out and investigates abuse and neglect among seniors (ages 60 and older) and persons (ages 18-59 with a disability). Here at Centers we services 5 zip codes on the south/southeast side of Chicago (60615, 60616, 60637, 60653 and 60649). APS responds to the following types of abuse (Physical Abuse, Sexual Abuse, Emotional Abuse, Confinement, Passive Neglect, willful deprivation and Financial Exploitation.)

The following criteria must be met in order to be categorized as an adult protective services case. There must be an alleged victim who is sixty years of age or older; or an adult 18-59 with a disability. An allegation or allegations must be made, which if true, would constitute abuse and neglect. The alleged abuse must have occurred within the past 12 months, or, if the abuse occurred prior to twelve months previous, the effect of the abuse must continue to adversely affect the alleged victim.

The alleged victim must reside in a domestic setting at the time of the report and not in a long term care, assisted living or other institutional facility. The alleged ANE must have been caused by an identifiable person other than the alleged victim, who has continued access to the alleged victim.

Cases can be reported via 1-866-800-1409 or to our agency directly 773-451-1377