If you are unsure if the situation requires an immediate response or there is an imminent risk of harm/danger to the alleged victim, then call Adult Protective Services at APS-TENN () immediately. Adult Protective Services Adult Protective Services staff investigate reports of abuse, neglect (including self-neglect) or financial exploitation of adults who are unable to protect themselves due to a physical or mental limitation.
At this level, Adult Protective Services personnel have determined that this report will not be assigned for investigation. If the report status has not been changed in more than business days, please contact the Adult Protective Services hotline at. APS-TENN (). The Tennessee Department of Human Services' Adult Protective Services unit is partnering with the Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance and the Tennessee Vulnerable Adult Coalition (TVAC) to help raise awareness and stop elder abuse. To view our Public Service Announcement, click on the window below.
The Department of Human Services (DHS) provides Adult Protective Services and Vocational Rehabilitation Services statewide. If a specific location is not listed in a county above showing these services, please call the main county office in Family Assistance or Rehabilitation Services to obtain information or assistance. Aug 29, · One of the easiest ways to get help is by dialing , Tennessee’s community services help line. When you call, you’ll get a real person, one who is trained to help you sort out your needs, and then give you phone numbers and addresses of the closest places where you can get help.