To report child or adult abuse or neglect, call 1-844-264-5437 or 970-707-7005. If it is an emergency or you are witnessing a child or adult in a life threatening situation, call 911 immediately.
Adult Protection Services (APS) are provided to at-risk adults age 18
and older who, due to age or disability, are unable to protect themselves and
have no 1 to advocate on their behalf. The Adult Protection program responds to
reports of Abuse- physical or sexual; Neglect - caregiver or self; and Financial
The purpose of the Adult Protection Services program is to
protect adults who cannot protect themselves. These adults are known as
“at-risk.” They are considered to be at risk of mistreatment or self-neglect
They are unable to protect themselves; and/or
They are unable
to perform or arrange for services that will help them protect their health and
They lack sufficient understanding or lack capacity to make
or communicate decisions that will keep them safe and healthy.
Abuse of an At Risk Adult
To make an adult protection referral in Gunnison
County during normal business hours, call (970) 641-3244 For emergencies after
hours, call 911 or (970) 641-8000 ext 1 for Gunnison County
Adult Protection Services
Adult protection focuses on
receiving and investigating reports of abuse, neglect and exploitation while
arranging and coordinating services to increase safety and mitigate
Adult Protection Team Meetings are Open to the public the first
Thursday of every month at 2:00 at DHHS.