What is Adult Advocacy?

Adult Advocacy is the term the agency uses to describe the program that serve the adult population. It includes Adult Protective Services and services to address Domestic Violence.

Adult Protective Services is the main program under the Adult Advocacy Division. Being unable to handle a threatening or harmful situation is scary. The goal of Adult Protective Services is to assist vulnerable adults who are unable to protect themselves from abuse, neglect, self-neglect or exploitation. To learn more about what abuse and neglect mean click here

“Protective services” means services provided to protect a vulnerable adult from harm caused by themselves or others. These services include evaluating the need for protective services, coordinating existing community services, arranging for housing, helping the vulnerable adult get financial benefits they are entitled to, and securing medical services, supplies and legal services.

For more information about the Adult Advocacy Division or Adult Protective Services, call (803) 898-7318.

Do you have a complaint regarding services being provided to a child by a state agency? Please submit your complaint by phone (1-800-206-1957) or an electronic submission form here with the South Carolina Department of Children's Advocacy.