Adult protective services

Minnesota Adult Abuse Reporting

Minnesota has a new central system for reporting suspected maltreatment of vulnerable adults 
  • State-wide common entry point available 24/7
  • 844.880.1574 is the toll-free phone number for the general public
  • Website access for mandated reporters is:

For questions about adult protection:



or questions about adult services general intak


Owatonna     507.431.5740
Mantorville    507.923.2949
Waseca        507.837.6660

To report a vulnerable adult situation

For an immediate response—24 hours a day, seven days a week—call 844.880.1574 to reach the Minnesota Adult Abuse Reporting Center.

If a vulnerable adult is in immediate danger call 911

Mandated reporters should follow these Mandated Reporter Vulnerable Adult Reporting Instructions for reporting. 

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. 

Do not use email in an emergency situation when making a vulnerable adult report.

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. 
Facts about the Minnesota Adult Abuse Reporting Center 

Supported decision making / guardian & conservator

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