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Indiana Supreme Court Awards Southern Indiana Adult Guardianship Services $50K
Updated October 5, 2015 8:16 AM
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(UNDATED) - 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.

Southern Indiana Adult Guardianship Services which serves Lawrence, Monroe, Orange and Washington Counties $50,000.

The matching grants range from $50,000 for current guardianship programs to $38,500 for new and developing programs.

Grants were also 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
  • 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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