What is the Guardianship Program?

Through the Hamilton County VASIA Guardianship Program, SCHC will serve as the court-appointed legal guardian of incapacitated adults in Hamilton County and provide assistance to those adults through trained Volunteer Advocates. The Guardianship Program promotes the dignity of a person who no longer has the capacity to make major life decisions by helping them find the least-restrictive assistance that also prioritizes their best interest, safety, and self-determination. It also provides training and support to Volunteer Advocates.

Who Might Need a Guardian?

Adults with limited decisional capacity in one or more areas of their life as determined by the court could benefit from the Guardianship Program as a means of helping them make decisions based on their own best interests and preferences. Guardianship is a dramatic intervention; it is a legal appointment by the court after careful consideration and evaluation to determine that less restrictive options for assistance would not be enough.

More information on how to become a Volunteer Advocate and helpful Guardianship resources will be posted here in the coming weeks.

If you need assistance, please contact Guardianship Program Director, Stephanie Seeger at (317) 674-8777 ext. 8 or Stephanie@shepherdscenterofhamiltoncounty.org.

The Shepherd’s Center of Hamilton County is a Member of the National Guardianship Association

If you need assistance, please contact Guardianship Program Director, Stephanie Seeger.

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