Adult Protective Services uses a case management approach to evaluate eligibility for counseling, financial management services, and medical services. Anyone making a referral to adult protective services in good faith is protected from civil liability. For further information, call 516-227-8395, (516) 227-8405, (516) 227-8550, (516) 227-8762. The Nassau County Department of Social Services is committed to strengthening and preserving families by providing financial assistance and services to residents of Nassau County in accordance with state and federal regulations and laws. DSS is dedicated to providing quality service and maintaining the dignity and respect of those we serve.
General Information; Description of Agency: Assists adults who have a physical or mental impairment, who cannot protect themselves from abuse, neglect or hazardous situations, or cannot provide for their basic needs for food, clothing, shelter or medical care and have no one willing or able to help may be eligible for Adult Protective Services. ADULT SERVICES Adult Protective Services (APS) accepts all referrals of adults, over the age of 18 years, who are alleged to be incapable of caring for themselves because of a physical or mental incapacity and/or are abused, neglected or financially exploited by others; and have no one willing or able to assist them responsibly.
The mission of the Department of Social Services is to provide financial assistance and support services to eligible Suffolk County residents in a cost effective and efficient manner, simultaneously protecting the vulnerable while encouraging their independence and self-sufficiency. The CAC is home as well to the Nassau County Multidisciplinary Team consisting of representatives of the Police Department's Child Abuse Unit, Social Services' Child Protective Services Unit, District Attorney's Special Victims Unit, Nassau County Medical .