Health & Human Services
M-F | 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM
204 1st St NW, Aitkin, MN
218-927-7200 | 800-328-3744
Sarah Pratt / HHS Director

Adult Protection Services

The Adult Protection team provides assessment and protective social services to individuals who meet the criteria of a vulnerable adult under Minnesota State Statute 626.5572. The focus of Adult Protection Services is to reduce the abuse, neglect and exploitation of vulnerable adults through education, referral to supportive services and community outreach. Our Adult Protection team uses a multidisciplinary approach by partnering with the Aitkin County Attorney’s Office, regional City Police Departments, Aitkin County Sheriff’s Office and other various State/Social Services agencies.

Aitkin County Health & Human Services APS PRIORITIZATION GUIDELINES



If you suspect maltreatment of a Vulnerable Adult in Aitkin County, contact the toll free number: Minnesota Adult Abuse Reporting Center (MAARC) hotline at 1-844-880-1574. This phone line is intended for use by the general public, and is staffed 24 hours a day/7 days a week. If your situation is an emergency, call 911 to reach your local law enforcement agency.
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