Adult Protective Services

Program Overview

Disabled adults are vulnerable to abuse, neglect, and exploitation. The Johnston County Department of Social Services receives and evaluates reports to determine whether disabled adults are in need of protective services and what services are needed.

Services may include:

  • Planning and counseling with disabled individuals and families
  • Arranging substance abuse services
  • Arranging appropriate housing and long-term care options
  • Coordinating the delivery of appropriate delivery of services when a resident’s rights have been violated in an adult care home or nursing home
  • Providing assistance to family caregivers to prevent further incidents of abuse, neglect, or exploitation
  • Arranging for the provision of legal services regarding fraud and consumer scams
  • Counseling regarding health related matters
  • Arranging for resources

The Adult Protective Services Social Worker also assists with placement, guardianship, advance directives, and involuntary commitment when needed as part of the adult’s protection plan.

Find out how to make a report to Adult Protective Services


Report Child Abuse/Neglect

Monday through Friday 8 am through 5 pm (919) 989-5300
After hours, weekends and holidays, please call 911 or (919) 989-5000

Report Adult Abuse/Neglect

Monday through Friday 8 am through 5 pm (919) 989-5300
After hours, weekends and holidays, please call 911 or (919) 989-5000

Domestic ViolenceCall 911 or (919) 989-5000
Food Stamps(FNS)(919) 989-5300
Medicaid(919) 989-5300
Temporary Assistance Needy Families (TANF)(919) 989-5300
Child Care(919) 989-5300
Child Protection(919) 989-5300
Adult Protection(919) 989-5300
Foster Parenting(919) 989-5300
Transportation(919) 989-5300