Adult Protective Services


May 27 - June 13: Food drive coordinated by Shasta County District Attorney’s Office. Food drive collection barrels will be distributed throughout the county. All donations go to the Connected Living Food Program and other agencies who distribute to elders.

June 3 -21: Purple flags will be displayed in Anderson River Park from June 3 -7, on the Redding City Hall Rotunda from June 10 -14, on the Shasta Lake Tri-Counties Bank lawn from June 17 -22, at the Burney Presbyterian Church from June 17 -21 and the Sundial Bridge on June 15.  Each flag represents one reported case of elder or dependent adult abuse in 2018.

June 4:  Vitalant will host a blood drive at The Park from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.  Join us to donate blood and grab lunch at a local food truck! The public is welcome. Prizes and t-shirts will be handed out to donors.

June 4: Proclamations at Shasta County Board of Supervisor’s meeting and city council meetings in Redding, Anderson and Shasta Lake. Proclamation at Shasta County Board of Supervisor’s meeting will occur at 9 a.m. at the Board of Supervisor’s chambers at 1450 Court St. All city council meetings will occur in the city council chambers. All city council meetings meet at 7 p.m.

After each proclamation, the Board and Councils will be asked to participate in the “KNOW ABUSE, REPORT ABUSE” Prevention Challenge, which includes:

  1. Donate to the food drive or blood drive.
  2. Add the Elder Abuse Prevention frame to your Facebook profile picture.
  3. Take a pic with your favorite senior and post it on social media using the tag #seniorselfie.
  4. Attend “Light the Bridge.”
  5. Challenge your friends to participate!

June 5: Presentation by ShiningCare called “It Takes a Community: Keeping Our Elders Safe” for professionals and community members.  The symposium, with keynote speaker Paul Greenwood, will be held at the Win River Resort and Casino Event Center and will have two training tracks: Community (free) and Professional ($40).

June 15: Light the Bridge Purple event. This event will include live broadcasts, resource booths, food, music, activities for kids, a scavenger hunt with cash prize and other entertainment. The event will be at the Sundial Bridge from 5:30 - 8:30 p.m. and is free to the public.


Adult Protective Services (APS)

Is committed to helping seniors (65 and older) and dependent adults (ages 18-64) live in a safe environment free from abuse and exploitation. APS investigates, intervenes and provides services to those who are unable to protect their own interests or to care for themselves. Social workers investigate allegations of abuse, neglect, exploitation and abandonment, and also help provide information and referrals for housing, food, clothing and case management.

Main office and 24-hour abuse hotline: (530) 225-5798

Adult Protective Services also investigates allegations of elder abuse. Types of abuse include:

  • Assault/battery
  • Physical or chemical restraint
  • Sexual abuse
  • Improper use of medication
  • Neglect / abandonment
  • Abduction
  • Financial exploitation
  • Isolation
  • Self-neglect (physical and medical care)
  • Health and safety hazards
  • Malnutrition/dehydration

Adult Protective Services is committed to helping elders and dependent adults in Shasta County live to their highest potential. APS staff can provide information and referrals to:

  • Victim advocacy
  • Counseling
  • Money management
  • Conservatorship
  • Information and referral

Download an APS brochure to learn more.

Once an abusive situation or event has been reported, APS staff investigates the claim and takes appropriate action. Working in partnership with other agencies, APS works to arrange the services necessary to resolve the current abusive situation and protect the victim from future abuse.

Office: 2640 Breslauer Way, Redding

If you suspect adult or elder abuse, call 225-5798 or email

Download a Report of Suspected Dependent Adult/Elder Abuse form.  Complete form and FAX to (530) 245-7693 or mail to: Adult Protective Services, PO Box 496005, Redding, CA 96049-6005