Anyone Can Report Suspected Vulnerable Adult Abuse

Published: March 30, 2022

The Minnesota Adult Abuse Reporting Center (MAARC) is a statewide resource available for anyone to report suspected maltreatment of vulnerable adults. The MAARC reporting system is open is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. You can report suspected maltreatment of a vulnerable adult by calling 1-844-880-1574. If you make a report, your identity is confidential and cannot be released without a court order.

According to the Minnesota Department of Human Services (DHS), a vulnerable adult can be anyone over the age of 18 who:

  • Has a physical, mental or emotional disorder that makes it difficult for the person to care for themselves without help and to protect themselves from maltreatment
  • Is in a hospital, nursing home, transitional care unit, assisted living, housing with services, board and care, foster care or other licensed care facility
  • Receives services such as home care, day services, personal care assistance or other licensed services.

For more information about the MAARC system, visit

RTAP also offers a course called Recognizing & Reporting Abuse for (formerly known as Maltreatment Awareness) available online or in-person.

Recognizing and Reporting Abuse is recommended for drivers within 45 days of hire. This abuse-prevention training educates staff about protecting and reporting maltreatment of vulnerable adults and minors. Learn more or Register for Recognizing & Reporting Abuse.


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