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Adult Protection Services

Colorado has a toll-free phone number to report mistreatment of an at-risk adult and self-neglect 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and 365 days a year. Please call the Colorado Child Abuse and Neglect Hotline at 1-844-264-5437 to report concerns about the mistreatment of an adult. All calls are confidential and will be routed to the county where the Adult resides.

Adult Protective Services (APS) receives reports of abuse, neglect, and exploitation of at-risk adults conducts an investigation into the allegations, and implements services to reduce and prevent further mistreatment.​

The Montezuma County APS program:

  • Receives reports of mistreatment, which includes physical abuse, sexual abuse, caretaker neglect, exploitation and self-neglect;
  • Investigate allegations and conduct an assessment of the client’s strengths and needs; and
  • Arrange for needed services to reduce risk and improve safety.

At-risk adults are defined as persons age 18 or older who are susceptible to mistreatment or self-neglect because the adult is unable to perform or obtain services necessary for his or her health, safety, or welfare or because they lack sufficient understanding or capacity to make or communicate responsible decisions concerning their person or affairs. ​​

Reports and Referrals are received from anyone with a concern.  Some positions and professions are Mandated to Report.

Click Here to see if you are a Mandated Reporter

Montezuma County
Adult Protection Services office is located in the County Annex
107 North Chestnut Street, Suite 231
Cortez, Colo. 81321
Phone: 970-565-3769

There are no charges for our services.

Referrals and Reports are taken in person or over the phone Monday through Friday from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm. If you need to report caretaker neglect, physical abuse, sexual abuse, exploitation, or self-neglect of an at-risk adult, after business hours please call local law enforcement.

 If your concerns are an emergency please call 911. 

Colorado Adult Protective Services

Contact Montezuma County Social Services

109 West Main Street,
Room #170
Cortez, CO 81321
Phone: 970-565-3769
FAX: 970-565-8526
Office Hours: 8 am-5 pm Monday through Friday
State Social Services

Phone: 303-866-4300


(for current customers only)


Montezuma County Abuse and Neglect Reporting

Phone: 970-564-4128

Colorado Child Abuse and Neglect Hotline

Phone: 1-844-CO-4-KIDS (1-844-264-5437)