PurposeTo provide a portal of entry for individuals seeking services who are 18 years of age and older, are disabled and who may or may not be receiving income (i.e.; SSI, SSA, or Veterans’ benefits).
Target PopulationAny Onslow County citizen who is elderly and/or handicapped (physically or mentally), and 18 years of age or older.
Program ServicesAdult Protective Services
Adult Care Home Monitoring
Adult Care Home Placement
Elderly and Disabled Transportation Assistance Program (EDTAP)
Housing and Home Improvement
Special Assistance In-Home
Services for the Blind
Eligibility RequirementsMany services are rendered without regard to income; however, eligibility requirements must be met for other services. Verification may include income information, award letters, age and others.
Adult Care Home Monitoring is a program used to monitor a licensed home to assure compliance with the North Carolina Rules for the Licensing of Adult Care Homes.
The Adult Care Home Placement is designed to assist aging and disabled individuals, their families, or representatives to find substitute homes or residential health care facilities suitable to their needs when they are unable to remain in their current living situations.
APS receives and evaluates reports of abuse, neglect and exploitation of disabled adults.
Elder Cheer began as an effort to help those residents living in assisted living facilities throughout the county.
Elderly and Disabled Transportation Assistance Program was designed to provide transportation for those elderly or disabled clients who may be on Medicaid but need transportation to other than medical appointments.
Guardianship involves the provision of services to individuals who are alleged to be incompetent and their families.
The Housing and Home Improvement Program is there to assist individuals and families in obtaining or retaining housing and basic furnishings or appliances, or both.
The Representative Payee is there to provide a stable lifestyle through management of funds for persons who are unable to manage their own money.
The Special Assistance In-Home program is there to provide assistance to residents of Onslow County 18 years of age or older who need Adult Care Home level of care, but who desire to live in their own home or other private living setting.