Adult Protection Team raises awareness for vulnerable adults
The Crow Wing County Adult Protection Team is a collaborative team comprised of local professionals.
BRAINERD — The Crow Wing County Adult Protection Team is asking people to partner with them to actively work toward fostering community awareness in the understanding of adult protection issues.
During the month of September, these area businesses will be assisting to build awareness and support:
- Shop at Cub Foods in Baxter and Brainerd to purchase donation cards.
- Shop at Schaefer’s Foods in Nisswa to purchase donation cards.
- Enjoy a coffee at Coco Moon in Brainerd on Sept. 16 and $1 will be donated to Crow Wing County Adult Protection.
In 2021, there were 558 reports of suspected abuse, neglect or financial exploitation made to Crow Wing County for Adult Protection with just over 50% of these reports were regarding a person over age 65, according to a news release.
The Crow Wing County Adult Protection Team is a collaborative team comprised of local professionals with backgrounds in social work, guardianship, veteran’s services, senior care, law enforcement, mental health, financial services, ombudsman, emergency care, long term care facilities and more. The adult protection team is authorized by Minnesota statute.
For more information or to make an online donation to the Crow Wing Adult Protection Multidisciplinary Team, visit brainerdcommunityaction.org/cwcapmt/ .