Assist an adult with disabilities_become a guardian
Legal Aid Society of Milwaukee, Inc.
A GUARDIAN IS A PERSON WHO HAS THE LEGAL RESPONSIBILITY TO ADVOCATE ON BEHALF OF AN INDIVIDUAL UNABLE TO CARE FOR HERSELF/HIMSELF. GUARDIANS MAKE DECISIONS REGARDING THE CARE AND WELFARE OF THEIR WARDS. THEY ARE COMPASSIONATE PEOPLE WHO CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN THE LIFE OF ANOTHER PERSON.
A GUARDIAN MUST COMPLETE AN APPLICATION, UNDERGO A CRIME INFORMATION BUREAU CHECK, AND HAVE POSITIVE REFERENCES. A GUARDIAN MUST PERSONALLY VISIT THE WARD AND MAINTAIN CLOSE CONTACT WITH THE WARD'S CAREGIVERS.
IF YOU FEEL A STRONG NEED TO GIVE BACK TO YOUR COMMUNITY, THIS IS A TERRIFIC OPPORTUNITY TO DO SO.
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About Legal Aid Society of Milwaukee, Inc.
521 N 8TH ST, MILWAUKEE, WI 53233, US
The Legal Aid Society provides free legal services to more than 8,000 low income residents across a broad range of issues in civil, family, juvenile, and mental disability law. On behalf of the poor, LAS also acts as a private attorney general in class-action and major-impact cases that challenge abusive conduct by large corporations or governmental entities.
The Legal Aid Society provides representation in state and federal courts and administrative agencies, at both the trail and appellate level; it also engages in legislative advocacy on behalf of the poor.
The Mental Disability Laws Division operates the GAIN (Guardian Advocacy, Instruction, and Networking) Project.LAS recruits, trains, and supervises approximately 300 volunteer guardians who are appointed by the Probate Court to serve nearly 600 adults with cognitive disabilities, including Alzheimer's Disease, chronic mental illness, down Syndrome, dementia, mental retardation, or traumatic brain injury. Volunteer guardians act as advocates to help ensure that wards receive adequate care and services.