To report suspected maltreatment or abuse of a child or a vulnerable adult in an emergency, dial the police at 9-1-1.
Child Protection Reports
To make a child protection report: call Watonwan County Human Services at 507-375-3294 or 888-299-5941, Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and ask to speak with the Social Services Intake worker. For evenings, weekends, and holidays call 507-375-3121 and state that you need to make a child protection report.
Adult Protection/Vulnerable Adult Reports
To make an adult maltreatment/vulnerable adult report, call the Minnesota Adult Abuse Reporting Center (MAARC) at 844-880-1574 (24 hours/day).
Social Services Block Grant (SSBG) Report
To fulfill public input requirements, the Minnesota Department Of Human Services publishes this annual report. County agency staff must review and make available to the public the contents of this report and solicit public comments on the use of SSBG funds. County agencies are encouraged to integrate public input in its ongoing quality assurance processes.