Adult Protective Services, a part of the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services, helps to protect senior citizens and disabled individuals from abuse, neglect and exploitation. The department serves persons who are above the age of 65 and individuals with disabilities between the ages of 18 and 65. Located in Austin, it provides services to individuals who reside in private, adult foster and care homes. Adult Protective Services offers financial assistance for rent and utility restoration and social and health care services. The department s facility investigation program inspects in state-operated and contracted settings that serve adults and children with mental illness.