Elderly and disabled citizens need access to an integrated health and social service system that encompasses the entire continuum of care from home and community-based services to long-term care services. Adult Services helps meet this need through programs designed to promote independence, choice and self-sufficiency.
Adult Protective Services provides correction or prevention of abuse, neglect and exploitation of elderly and disabled citizens. The agency provides all necessary services as disinterested public guardian when appointed by the Clerk of Court. Greene County serves as representative payee when an individual has been determined unable to manage their financial benefits. In-Home Services and the Community Alternatives Program for Disabled Adults (CAP/DA) services are designed to provide basic personal care and health services to homebound elderly and disabled adults. General social work and monitoring services are provided by the agency in the areas of adult care homes, adult placement, and information and referral services.
The Work First program focuses on employment and self-sufficiency. The program provides short-term financial and Medicaid assistance to low-income families. Participants must cooperate with Child Support, register for First Stop through Employment Security Commission, complete substance abuse screenings, and actively participate in work-related activities leading to self-sufficiency.
The Work First Emergency Assistance program provides one-time financial assistance for situations that occur through no fault of an individual or a person in the home. Funds for this program are provided to support employment and to resolve employment related emergencies. Applicants must have a minor kinship child in the home for which they are financially responsible. Eligibility for this program is based on income of the families and resources.