Report Abuse & Neglect

Issues of abuse and neglect can be reported to the WMSCODD by staff, individuals with disabilities, families, providers or the general public. All providers who are contracted, certified, or licensed to serve persons with developmental disabilities are required to report abuse and neglect.

Abuse and neglect should be reported immediately, but no later than four hours after becoming aware of the incident, by calling:

1-800-468-4357 (1-800-468-HELP)

Business Hours:
Monday – Friday 8:00 am – 4:00 pm , call 419-485-8331
Fax: 419-485-5495

If you have been unable to reach the WMSCODD, or need further assistance you may call the Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities 24 hour hotline: 1-866-313-6733.

For more information, please consult the Department of Developmental Disabilities handbook:
Understanding the MUI/UI Reporting System.