Helping Protect Ohio’s Seniors. Welcome to OhioHOPES, Ohio’s Hub for information to help Older Victims of Crime. Only knowledge and action can protect our seniors from abuse, neglect, fraud, or exploitation.

On this website you will find resources for crime victims, help for caregivers, and local and state services for seniors. Are you being abused or do you think you know someone who is being abused or exploited? Act now! Don’t delay in taking action to protect yourself or someone else from further abuse, neglect, or exploitation.

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If you need emergency help, please call 9-1-1

To find your local Adult Protective Service office,  click on the map.

Adult Protective Services:APS works to protect adults sixty years of age or older within Ohio who is handicapped by the infirmities of aging or who has a physical or mental impairment (which prevents the person from providing for the person’s own care or protection), and is suspected to be a victim of abuse, neglect, self-neglect and/or financial exploitation (Ohio Revised Code 5101.60-5101.71). The person must also be living in an independent living arrangement – a private home, apartment, trailer, rooming house, or adult care facility (as defined in Chapter 3722 of the ORC). Alternatives to APS:If the adult in question does not meet the handicapped qualification and is suspected to be the victim of abuse or neglect, please click here to read more about domestic violence and the law. To locate a domestic violence program click here. If the adult in question lives in a nursing home or long-term care facility, please click here.
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This website is supported by a Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) Recovery Grant award administered by the Ohio Attorney General’s Office. Victims of federal crimes will be served. DISCLAIMER The resources included on this website are not endorsed or recommended by the Ohio Coalition for Adult Protective Services or its member organizations, nor should they be considered a complete list of all adult protective services and crime victim resources.