Every year, thousands of people are victimized by loved ones, people in positions of trust, and strangers. In Colorado, more than 11,000 reports of adult abuse, exploitation, or neglect are received each year. Sadly, many more go unreported. We need help from our community to look out for those adults and elders who are at risk of being abused or who have fallen prey to abusers. You can help. Speak up and report suspected abuse by calling 720-944-2994.
Sometimes family dynamics factor into the reason for abuse, which might include financial difficulties, substance abuse or mental illness. These reasons do not excuse the mistreatment that is occurring in our aging population. Usually, the victim is:
Mark your calendar for June 11th! A free, one-day conference for service professionals to learn about the new mandatory elder abuse reporting law, which goes into effect July 1, 2014. Registration coming soon.
Child Abuse Hotline
Statewide: 1-844-CO-4-Kids (264-5437)
or in Denver: 720-944-3000
Adult Protection Hotline
DHS Customer Service
Child Support Services
Denver City & County Information