Humbolt County, California Resources

Elderly Man:  Protect seniors physically, emotionally, financially.

Adult Protective Services (APS) provides protective services to elders (65 and older) and dependent adults (18-64) who are unable to protect their own interests or to care for themselves. The State of California provides direction and law on how counties are to meet this goal. Adult Protective Services is committed to having elders and dependent adults live in a safe environment free from abuse and exploitation.

In Humboldt County, the Department of Health and Human Services Social Services Branch manages the APS program. The APS unit is committed to having elders, dependent adults in Humboldt County live to their highest personal potential in the least restrictive environment.

APS staff comprised of Social Workers, Public Health Nurses, Mental Health Clinicians and Vocational Assistants work together to keep elders and dependent adults safe.

Types of Abuse APS Handles

  • Assault and Battery
  • Physical or Chemical Restraint
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Improper Use of Medication
  • Neglect and Abandonment
  • Abduction
  • Financial Exploitation
  • Isolation
  • Self Neglect (Physical and Medical Care)
  • Health & Safety Hazards
  • Malnutrition and Dehydration

Once an abusive situation or event has been reported, APS staff will investigate the claim and take appropriate action for the circumstances. Working in partnership with other agencies, APS works to arrange the services necessary to resolve the current abusive situation, and protect the victim from future abuse.

The types of services provided may include:

  • Victim Advocacy
  • Counseling
  • Money Management
  • Conservatorship
  • Out-of-home Placement
  • Information & Referral

Local Resources

Department of Social Services
929 Koster St.
Eureka, CA 95501
Phone: (707)476-4700

Adult Protective Services

808 E St.
Eureka, CA 95501
Phone: (707)476-2100
Toll Free: (866)527-8614
Hotline: (707)445-7715


Area I Agency on Aging

3300 Glenwood St.
Eureka, CA 95501
Phone: (707)442-3763

Urbandale Senior Citizens Center

1910 California St.
Eureka, CA 95501
Phone: (707)443-9747

Arcata Community Center

321 Community Park Way
Arcata, CA 95501
Phone: (707)825-2027



City Cab
Phone: (707)442-4555


Humbolt County Sheriff's Office

826 4th St.
Eureka, CA 95501
Anonymous Tip Line: (707)268-2539
Eureka: (707)445-7251
Garberville: (707)923-2761
McKinleyville: (707)839-3857
Hoopa: (530)625-4231

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