Each year, thousands of Oklahoma’s vulnerable adults suffer abuse, neglect, and exploitation by family members and other caregivers. Many victims are frail and vulnerable and cannot help themselves and depend on others to meet their basic needs.
Our vulnerable adults need our support and protection. If you or someone you know is concerned about the well-being of an adult friend, neighbor or relative, Adult Protective Services (APS) is there to listen and respond. APS specialists interview the vulnerable adult and determine whether maltreatment has occurred. The APS specialists help connect vulnerable adults to the services they need to stay safely in their homes and community whenever possible.
If you suspect that a vulnerable adult is the victim of abuse, neglect or exploitation, please submit an online report at www.OKHotline.org.
You may also call the Abuse and Neglect hotline at 1-800-522-3511.
If you feel that the vulnerable adult needs an emergency response for immediate health and safety risks, please call 911 immediately.