AVAIL’s Vulnerable Adult Program
AVAIL’s vulnerable adult program is available to any adult with special needs who is experiencing, or has experienced, abuse of any kind. It is not ok for anyone to hurt you or keep things that you need from you, like food or medication. If you are feeling sad, alone, hurt, confused, or scared, it can be helpful to talk…that is what we are here for! Call AVAIL today to set up an appointment.
AVAIL offers a variety of services including emergency shelter, peer counseling, information/education, and referrals. AVAIL also offers LSSNS (Living Safely with Special Needs) support group that helps teach protective behavior’s to vulnerable adults. We are available to meet with you in your home, at our office, or any safe place you prefer. All services are free and confidential.
If you are in an abusive situation and want to leave, safety should be your first concern. If there is an immediate threat to your safety, CALL 911 AND/OR LEAVE IMMEDIATELY! If you have time to prepare before you leave, get a bag together that you can easily grab on your way out.
It’s NOT OK For Anyone to:
- Hurt you
- Touch you inappropriately
- Keep medication from you
- Keep food from you
- Threaten you
- Take your money
- Keep you from loved ones