Adult protective services

If a vulnerable adult is in immediate danger call 911

About adult protection

A vulnerable adult is any person, 18 or older, who receives services from a licensed healthcare facility or home care or personal care assistance provider in Minnesota, or who requires assistance to provide for his or her own care. This person is also unable or unlikely to report maltreatment because of a physical or mental limitation. 
Minnesota Department of Human Services: Adult Protection
MNPrairie Adult Protective Services Prioritization

Minnesota Adult Abuse Reporting

The Minnesota Adult Abuse Reporting Center (MAARC) provides a toll-free number, 1-844-880-1574, for the general public to report suspected maltreatment of vulnerable adults. Mandated reporters – including law enforcement, educators, doctors, nurses, social workers and other licensed professionals – can use a web-based reporting system. 

To report suspected maltreatment

Reporting Suspected Vulnerable Adult Abuse, Neglect or Financial Exploitation

Out of state maltreatment: Maltreatment that occurred in another state, and is not suspected to be occurring in Minnesota, must be reported to the state in which the maltreatment occurred. The National Adult Protective Services Association (NAPSA) has an APS map available online with information on reporting suspected abuse nationwide.

Website for mandated reporter

Mandated Reporter Form under the “Mandated Reporters should follow these Mandated Reporter Vulnerable Adult Instructions for reporting. 

Mandated Reporter Training

Mandated reporters are professionals, or professional's delegate, who are required under the state’s Vulnerable Adult Act to make an immediate report to MAARC if they suspect a vulnerable adult has been abused, neglected or financial exploited.

The Minnesota Adult Abuse Reporting Center refers maltreatment reports to the lead investigative agency within the appropriate jurisdiction: MNPrairie Adult Protection Services, the Office of Health Facility Complaints, the Minnesota Department of Human Services Licensing Division, or law enforcement, depending on where the maltreatment occurred and whether or not criminal activity is suspected. 

Supported decision making / guardian & conservator

WINGS- Working Interdisciplinary Networks of Guardianship Stakeholders
Volunteers of America 
Minnesota Association of Guardianship & Conservatorship

For questions about adult protection:


For questions about adult services general intake: 

Owatonna     507.431.5740
Mantorville    507.923.2949
Waseca        507.837.6660