CRIS Healthy-Aging Center provides protective services for adults 60 and over, and adults with disabilities age 18 and over. Abuses of the nature defined by the Adult Protective Services program are a type of domestic violence that have a strong and lasting impact on adults with disabilities and older adults of our community. This type of abuse affects a victim’s overall health and well-being and can affect health concerns such as blood pressure, heart problems, and other medical problems.
Types of Abuses
The CRIS Adult Protective Services (APS) program serves disabled adults and senior citizens in Vermilion County who are alleged victims of seven particular types of abuse. These abuses are physical, emotional confinement, financial, deprivation, passive neglect, and sexual exploitation.
What We Do
Caseworkers receive reports of suspected abuse and then investigate the allegations. The caseworker assesses the alleged victim’s needs and particularly the need for immediate intervention to protect the person from further and/or ongoing abuse. The program is client-focused, and all activities are guided by a competent client’s wishes.
The CRIS APS Program serves Vermilion County residents who are at least 60 years of age and persons with disabilities age 18-59 who are alleged victims of abuse.
Who To Call
If you or someone you know meets these criteria and may be a victim of abuse, please contact CRIS at (217) 443-2999 Monday – Friday from 7:30 to 5, or the Illinois Department on Aging 24-Hour Abuse Helpline at (866) 800-1409. Your call is FREE and confidential. As always, call 911 for emergencies.