705-733-3227 info@catulpa.on.ca

Adult Protective Service Worker Program iconADULT PROTECTIVE SERVICE WORKER PROGRAM

About the Program

The Adult Support Services Worker Program (APSW) 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

APSW Resource Days

Are you waiting to be assigned to an Adult Worker? Or are you not eligible for APSW services but you have questions about other resources that might be available in your area?

Catulpa Community Support Services hosts APSW Resource Days once per month in Barrie, Alliston, Collingwood, Orillia and Midland.

During each appointment, a Catulpa staff member will provide you and your family with resources and information, and answer your questions. Adults with a developmental disability, family members and allies are welcome. Sessions are by appointment only.

Check out our Events calendar for Resource Day dates in your area. For more information about APSW Resource Days, or to book an appointment, contact Jennifer Ross, Program Assistant, by phone at (705) 733-3227 x2232 – OR – by email at jross@catulpa.on.ca


APSW Adult Social Group

The APSW Adult Social Group meets monthly. It is free and no pre-registration is needed. Just drop in and join the fun. You’ll see lots of familiar faces and meet new people too.

The APSW Adult Social Group has been momentarily paused as a result of COVID-19. We look forward to seeing you when these events resume. 

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.