Indiana Supreme Court awards more than $400,000 in Adult Guardianship grants

The Indiana Supreme Court awarded $420,000 in grant money to benefit 9 agencies serving 16 counties for volunteer-based guardianship programs serving seniors and incapacitated adults. The matching grants range from $50,000 for current guardianship programs to $38,500 for new and developing programs. Grants were awarded to the following programs:

  • Achieva Resources Corporation, Inc. Guardianship Program – Fayette, Union, and Wayne Counties – $50,000
  • Guardianship Services of Southwestern Indiana, Inc. – Vanderburgh and Warrick Counties – $50,000
  • Mental Health America in Allen County, Inc. Adult Guardianship Program – Allen County – $38,500
  • Michiana Resources Volunteer Advocates for Adults Program – LaPorte County – $43,000
  • Monroe County Volunteer Guardianship Program – Monroe County – $38,500
  • REAL Services, Inc. Adult Guardianship Services Program – Elkhart, Marshall, and St. Joseph Counties – $50,000
  • Southern Indiana Adult Guardianship Services –Lawrence, Monroe, Orange, and Washington Counties – $50,000
  • Volunteer Advocates for Seniors and Incapacitated Adults – Lake County – $50,000
  • Wabash Center, Inc./Tippecanoe County Adult Guardianship Services – Tippecanoe County – $50,000

Under the Supreme Court’s Division of State Court Administration, the Adult Guardianship Office was established in 2013 to serve as a resource for courts and the public on issues related to adult guardianship as well as to administer grants to increase the number of volunteer-based guardianship programs. The Adult Guardianship Office is funded by the Indiana General Assembly.

A second round of grant applications for new and developing programs is due December 30, 2015. More information can be found at http://courts.in.gov/admin/3179.htm.

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