Adult Protective Services Program (APS)

Who can use this service?

We provide 24-hour response to persons in immediate danger; as well as service coordination, case management, and referrals to supportive services to victims of abuse.

Is there a charge for this service?

This service is provided free of charge.

What is the process?

Step 1: Contact Adult Services

To file a report of suspected elder/dependent adult abuse, contact Adult Services at (805) 781-1790, Mon – Fri from 8:00 am - 5:00 pm.
If you need to make a report to Adult Protective Services after business hours, call (844) 729-8011.
If you are reporting a life threatening emergency, call 9-1-1.

Step 2: Complete SOC 341 Form

Complete SOC 341 for Suspected Dependent Adult or Elder Abuse; or Complete SOC 342 for Suspected Financial Abuse of an Elder. 

Step 3: Fax SOC 341 Report

Fax completed report to (805) 788-2834 or drop off at your nearest Social Services office.

When and where is this service offered?

Call Adult Services at (805) 781-1790, Monday – Friday from 8:00 am - 5:00 pm. If you need to make a report to Adult Protective Services after business hours, call toll free (844) 729-8011. If you are reporting a life threatening emergency, please call 9-1-1. 

APS Services are voluntary: an elder or dependent adult may refuse or withdraw consent to services at any time to the preventative and remedial services offered by APS.  APS is not intended to interfere with the lifestyle choices of elders and dependent adults, nor is the intent to protect those individuals from all consequences if such choices.

Location, directions and hours of operation

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Morro Bay Social Services

Monday - Friday 8-5

600 Quintana Road Morro Bay , CA 93442

Tel: (805) 772-6405

Fax: (805) 772-6409

SLO Social Services- Higuera

Monday - Friday 8-5

3433 South Higuera San Luis Obispo, CA 93401

Tel: (805) 781-1600

Arroyo Grande Office

Monday - Friday 8-5

1086 East Grand Avenue Arroyo Grande, CA 93420

Tel: (805) 474-2000

Nipomo Social Services

Monday - Friday 8-5

681 West Tefft Street Suite 1 Nipomo, CA 93444

Tel: (805) 931-1800

Atascadero Social Services

Monday - Friday 8-5

9415 El Camino Real Atascadero, CA 93422

Tel: (805) 461-6000

Paso Robles Social Services

Monday - Friday 8-5

406 Spring Street Paso Robles, CA 93446

Tel: (805) 237-3110

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I make a report of suspected elder/dependent adult abuse?

1. Contact Adult Services at (805) 781-1790, Mon – Fri from 8:00 am - 5:00 pm. If you need to make a report to Adult Protective Services after business hours, call (844) 729-8011. If you are reporting a life threatening emergency, call 9-1-1.

2. Complete SOC 341 for Suspected Dependent Adult or Elder Abuse; or Complete SOC 342 for Suspected Financial Abuse of an Elder

3. Fax completed report to (805) 788-2834 or drop off at your nearest Social Services office.