Minnesota Adult Abuse Reporting Center- Anonymous Reporting for Vulnerable Adult Abuse
Minnesota strives to ensure safe environments and services for vulnerable adults and encourages reporting of suspected maltreatment. A vulnerable person could be the last person you'd think. You could be the difference.
The Minnesota Adult Abuse Reporting Center provides a toll-free number, 844-880-1574, the general public can call to report suspected maltreatment of vulnerable adults.
A vulnerable adult can be anyone over age 18 who:
*Has a physical, mental or emotional disorder that makes it difficult for the person to care for themselves without help and to protect themselves from maltreatment
*Is in a hospital, nursing home, transitional care unit, assisted living, housing with services, board and care, foster care or other licensed care facility
*Receives services such as home care, day services, personal care assistance or other licensed services.
*Abuse, including physical, emotional and sexual abuse, use of restraints, involuntary seclusion or punishment
*Neglect, including failure to provide necessary food, shelter, clothing, health care or supervision because of neglect by a caregiver or because the vulnerable adult cannot meet their own needs
*Financial exploitation, including theft or withholding of money or property and/or use of money or property not for the vulnerable adult's benefit.
If you suspect abuse is happening to a vulnerable adult that you know, please do not wait, make the call today. You could be the difference. 1-844-880-1574. If you have any questions about MAARC, or Vulnerable Adult Abuse, please contact us today!
CONTACT: Cook County PHHS
DATE: 03/02/2017 08:40am