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Special Needs Awareness Program

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What can you do to help?

If you suspect that an older or dependent adult needs help:

Please call Butte County Adult Protective Services
(530) 538-6709 or 1-800-664-9774 day or night.

Call: 800.664.9774 to report abuse occurring in Butte County

Special Needs Awareness Program (SNAP)

As part of Butte County’s Emergency Evacuation Plan, the Department of Employment and Social Services works collaboratively with multiple agencies to ensure that those in need of evacuation assistance during an emergency are identified and evacuated safely and efficiently. The Special Needs Awareness Program (SNAP) is a voluntary program for those with Access and Functional Needs (AFN) such as individuals with physical/developmental or intellectual disabilities, chronic conditions or injuries, limited English proficiency, older adults, children and low income households, homeless and/or transportation disadvantaged (i.e., dependent on public transit), and pregnant women.  The Special Needs Awareness Program (SNAP) packet is available to anyone with Access and Functional Needs in the community who would like to receive additional information and register to be on this list.

WOULD YOU LIKE A SNAP PACKET?call the Butte County Adult Services Intake line at:  1.530.538.7538 and press #2 or our toll free number 1.855.398.8899

Highlights

Many adults are hurt by abuse, neglect, and exploitation. The adults who are most vulnerable are those with physical disabilities , those who are frail, and those with mental or emotional disabilities. Abuse can go on for years or may be a recent threat to the safety of an individual. Those who are abused often need assistance in protecting themselves, their income, their assets or their environment.

What is Abuse?

Abuse of an elder or dependent adult includes any of the following:

  • Physical Abuse
  • Neglect
  • Financial Abuse
  • Abandonment
  • Abduction

What are the Signs of Abuse?

Physical Abuse: Bodily injury, cuts, bruises, burns, unexplained injuries, physical restraints, evidence of sexual abuse, deprivation of food and water.

Isolation: Preventing receipt of mail, phone calls, visitors, or contact with concerned persons.

Financial: Misuse of funds, unusual activity in bank accounts, checks cashed by others, suspicious changes in ownership, unpaid bills, missing belongings.

Neglect by Self or Others: Inadequate food, dehydration, untreated medical conditions, misuse of medications, unsafe housing.

Abandonment: A dependent adult or elder person who is left alone and is unable to provide for their basic necessities of daily living.

Visit the California Department of Social Services for further information about this program.

Disclaimer: The community resource directory information is deemed accurate and up-to-date, however, you should always contact the agency or provider to confirm this information and make an appointment. Be sure to confirm payment information with the provider, if payment is required. We are not affiliated to any of the organizations listed in this app/website. The information provided in this app/site is for the benefit of the community and and we are not liable for any information changed from the date we published this information. Please contact us if you like to make any changes in the information by emailing beracahsites@gmail.com

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