ADULT PROTECTIVE SERVICES
Adult Protective Services brochure
Program Purpose: Receives reports of suspected abuse,
neglect, or exploitation, of a disabled adult (ages 18 and older).
Information needed: Name, address or
location, caretaker information, type of incapacity, and is anyone able and willing
to access services. Read more on how to report abuse
Call: Catawba County DSS Intake Worker, Phone: (828) 695-5609 during regular business hours.
After hours and on holidays, call 911.
Program Purpose: The court can appoint a legal guardian to make life
determining decisions for incompetent adults who do not have other responsible persons able or
willing to do so.
Process: An individual is declared
incompetent by the Clerk of Court (an adult who lacks sufficient capacity to manage
his own affairs or to make or communicate important decisions concerning his person,
family or property).
For more information, contact Catawba County Department of Social
Services (828) 695-5609
Prorgam Purpose: Agency serves as protective payee for
those receiving social security, veteran's benefits, or public assistance who are in
jeopardy of being deprived of basic needs.
$15.00 depending on income and / or balance
To Apply: Social Security Office (828) 328-3609
or Catawba County Department of Social Services (828) 695-5609