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About the Program

The Adult Support Services Worker Program helps individuals successfully live in their chosen community, leading a life reflecting their values and choices.

It is a voluntary program. Services are offered according to individual needs and goals and may include assistance with seeking accommodation, budget counseling, short-term emotional support or respite care services among others

The Role of the Adult Protective Service Worker

  • Individualized planning based on the goals and support needs of the adult
  • Ongoing case management
  • Assistance to access and coordinate all necessary and available community services


The Adult Protective Service Worker Program provides case management and advocacy services to people aged eighteen years of age and older with a developmental disability and who are living independently, or moving towards independence in a community setting without significant social support.

There is no fee for this service. Funding is provided by the Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services.


Referral for this service is through Developmental Services Ontario (DSO). An individual, family or support person working with the family (with consent) may contact DSO to inquire about supports.  Offices are located in Midland, Collingwood, Orillia, Barrie and Alliston/Bradford.

To refer, or for more information, contact Developmental Services Ontario, Central East Region:

905-953-0796 or 1-855-277-2121 or email: dsocentraleast@yssn.ca

Developmental Services Ontario website: www.dsontario.ca/agencies/dso-central-east

Feedback about Catulpa Services and Programs

Catulpa Community Support Services is interested in how you feel about your services and programs, whether a compliment or complaint. Your feedback is important since it can help us to improve. Your feedback will never negatively impact any of the services or programs we provide you.

If you have any questions or comments, please contact us.