Fresno County APS Response to COVID-19
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Fresno County Department of Social Services, Adult Protective Services (APS), under the guidance of the California Department of Social Services and Public Health Officer, will only conduct in-person investigations for physical or sexual abuse or in life threatening situations, until further notice.
Fresno County APS continues to investigate all referrals that meet the definition of abuse or maltreatment of an elder or dependent adult. Mandated Reporters are still required to report incidents of suspected abuse, neglect, financial abuse or exploitation within 24 hours of becoming aware of the abuse. The APS hotline continues to be available 24 hours per day, 7 days a week to take a referral for suspected elder or dependent adult abuse.
If you suspect or know of an elder or dependent adult who is currently the victim of any type of abuse, neglect or exploitation, please contact the Fresno County APS Careline at (559) 600-3383 or (800) 418-1426.