What do I do if I suspect someone is being abused or neglected?
If you suspect an elder adult or adult at risk (see definitions) has experienced, is currently experiencing, or is at risk of experiencing abuse, neglect, self-neglect, or financial exploitation, contact your local Adult Protective Services Unit:
Calumet Co. Human Service Dept.
920-849-1400 (24 hours)
Outagamie Co. Health & Human Services Dept.
920-832-5169 (8:30 am - 5:00 pm)
920-832-4646 (after hours)
Waupaca Co. Dept. of Heath & Human Services
715-258-6300 (8:00 am - 4:00 pm)
Contact law enforcement after hours.
What will I be asked?
You may give your name and address if you choose, but you do not have to give this information. You will be asked, but are not required to know information about the adult at risk and the incident(s).
What will happen after I contact my county elder adults/adults-at-risk agency?
A case worker will respond to the report and determine what type of response is necessary.
IN AN EMERGENCY, IF SOMEONE IS IN IMMEDIATE, LIFE-THREATENING DANGER, CALL THE POLICE OR 9-1-1 IMMEDIATELY