Our Impact

Advocacy and Protective Services, Inc. is a not-for-profit organization, which advocates for outcomes that promote dignity, respect, and enhanced quality of life for individual persons with developmental disabilities.

Serving critical needs, one person at a time.



people served


people helped



over 130,000

case notes

APSI travels over 680,000 miles to provide guardianship & protective services. We also record guardianship services & advocacy efforts in our case notes.

Our Impact

APSI has 9 offices in 5 regions throughout Ohio. For assistance in identifying which regional office serves your county, you can call APSI’s Administrative/Central Office listed below.

Annual Report



Pam is pictured here with her APSI representative, Kathy. Pam lives at a Developmental Center, as this provides the level of support that best meets her needs. She enjoys her home and some of her favorite activities include arts and crafts and when her staff reads books to her. Pam’s staff is like family to her.



Kevin’s APSI rep. often visited him in the hospital and rehab facility after he was relocated from the hospital. His team went above and beyond to ensure that he always had a familiar face around during his recovery; going to the hospital can be scary and having dedicated friends and staff can make it easier.



December is an independent young woman. She enjoys shopping, traveling, & makeup, and is currently job hunting and she is excited about finding a great new opportunity that fits her interests.



Joe has had some exciting new events take place over the last year. He lives in an apartment on his own and he has a new service dog named Mama. It took Joe a little while to find the right place to live, his APSI representative helped him with that every step of the way.


Gloria & Emma

Gloria and Emma are roommates and share many of the same interests. They enjoy shopping, crafting, and decorating their apartment for the holidays. During our visit the ladies were busy making decorations for Valentine’s Day! Gloria and Emma have amazing staff who enjoy doing all of these activities with the ladies. They both talked about how much they enjoy living in their apartment and how their staff is like their family.

Our Stories

APSI provides guardianship service according to the best interest standard. This means maximizing what is best for the person with consideration of the least intrusive, most normalizing, and least restrictive course of action possible given the needs of the individual.

Who We Serve

APSI Services

It is the role of the APSI guardian to ensure that individuals are supported in exercising their personal involvement in the above life areas to the fullest extent possible in a manner the promotes health and safety as well as the person’s wishes, goals, values, beliefs, and personal preferences.