Adult Protective Services

Is a state entity that helps people over the age of 18 who are iunable to protect themselves from abuse, neglect, or explotation. 

More information from their website:

If you suspect an adult is being abused, neglected, or exploited, call Adult Protective Services Statewide Intake, toll-free at 1-866-654-3219 or 1-505-476-4912.

We are committed to protecting the safety of adults who are not able to protect themselves and to promoting the personal choice and self-determination of all we serve.

New Mexico has a “Duty to Report” provision in the Adult Protective Services Act (27-7-30) which states: “Any person, or financial institution, having reasonable cause to believe that an incapacitated adult is being abused, neglected or exploited shall immediately report that information to Adult Protective Services.” Adult Protective Services remains on call for emergent reports of adult abuse, neglect, and exploitation 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

There are 5 Adult Protective Services Regions serving all 33 counties of New Mexico:

    Northeast: Serving Santa Fe, Los Alamos, Rio Arriba, Taos, Colfax, Union, Mora, Harding, San Miguel, and Guadalupe counties 1-505-753-1087
    Northwest: Serving San Juan, McKinley, Cibola, Valencia, and Socorro counties, in addition to part of Sandoval county  1-505-287-1312
    Metro: Serving Bernalillo, Torrance, and Sandoval counties  1-505-841-4500
    Southeast: Serving Lincoln, De Baca, Quay, Curry, Roosevelt, Chaves, Eddy, and Lea counties  1-575-624-6071 ext. 1130
    Southwest: Serving Catron, Grant, Hidalgo, Sierra, Luna, Dona Ana, and Otero counties  1-575-373-5570

Adult Protective Services Division Office: 1-505-841-4502


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