Protective Services

Adult

Emergency Phone Numbers

Life Threatening Emergency:
9-1-1
Suicide Prevention:
608-280-2600

To report abuse, neglect or at risk situations, Monday - Friday, 7:45 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Elder Abuse and Adults at Risk Helpline:
608-261-9933
Developmental Disabilities Quality Assurance Program:
608-242-6366
Guardianships and Court Ordered Protective Services:
608-242-6200; ask for Adult Protective Services Unit

Emergency Adult Protective Services

An immediate, life threatening emergency
Please call 9-1-1 to request that police, fire or ambulance immediately respond to a life threatening emergency.
Mental Health Emergency Services and Suicide Prevention
Please contact the 24-Hour Crisis Intervention Service at 608-280-2600.

Adult Protective Services

The following services can be contacted Monday through Friday during normal business hours from 7:45 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.:

Elder Abuse and Adults at Risk Helpline
Call the Helpline at 608-261-9933 to report suspected abuse or neglect of older adults and at risk adults age 18 and over. These situations may involve physical, emotional, financial or sexual abuse, neglect or self neglect. The Helpline is operated by the Area Agency on Aging of Dane County.
Guardianships and Protective Placement
Call the DCDHS Adult Protective Services Unit at 608-242-6200 (ask for th Adult Protective Services Unit) for information on guardianships and protective placements.
Adults with Developmental Disabilities
Call the DCDHS DD Quality Assurance Office at 608-242-6466 to report suspected abuse or neglect of adults with developmental disabilities.

General Information

Information about in home care, residential supports, treatment services, transportation and other services is available by contacting:

Developmental Disabilities Services
Aging and Disability Resource Center (ADRC)
608-240-7400
Toll-Free 855-417-6892
Mental Health Services
New Directions Information Center at 608-280-2674
Older Adult Services
Aging and Disability Resource Center (ADRC)
608-240-7400
Toll-Free 855-417-6892
Physical Disabilities Services
Aging and Disability Resource Center (ADRC)
608-240-7400
Toll-Free 855-417-6892
03/20/2013