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Programs that provide assistance for people who are in favor of or want to oppose the appointment of a guardian to care for and/or manage the affairs of a child or adolescent during minority (generally younger than age 18).  (AIRS Guardianship Assistance FT-6900.2500)

4186 West Sage Road North
Cedar Hills, UT 84062
Phone: 801-785-1629
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4186 West Sage Road North
Cedar Hills, UT 84062
Phone: 801-785-1629
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Assist parents of children with disabilities - provides guidance through the social security benefits application and through the guardianship process.

Phone number is a home phone number- explain that you are looking for help with guardianship, and you will be directed to the right person to help you. 

Source: Medical Home Portal
Last Updated: 2/25/2021
895 North 900 East
American Fork, UT 84003
Phone: 801-763-4008
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895 North 900 East
American Fork, UT 84003
Phone: 801-763-4008
Fax: 801-763-4214
Eligibility: Anyone interested in the welfare of individuals and families who deal with mental disabilities and/or developmental disabilities.
Services Provided: 1. Establish and coordinate volunteer activities
2. Furnish information, referral, education, newsletters, conferences
3. Promote people-first concepts
4. Help families with guardianship information forms
Source: Medical Home Portal
Last Updated: 12/19/2019
137 N Freedom Blvd Ste 200
Provo, UT 84601
Phone: 801-429-5801
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Organization Name: Utah State Courts
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Address:
137 N Freedom Blvd Ste 200
Provo, UT 84601
Phone: 801-429-5801
Fax: 801-344-8597
Email: CASAProvo@utcourts.gov
Languages Spoken: Spanish
Eligibility:

Advocate and Guardians must be appointed by the court. Children 0 to 18 years old are eligible for services

Services Provided: Provides advocates for abused, neglected, and/or abandoned children within the legal system. Advocates visit the children and all other interested parties and turn in a monthly report with their observations and recommendations.

  • Advocacy
  • Guardians ad Litem
Source: United Way 2-1-1
Last Updated: 4/29/2021
450 South State Street Ste W22
Salt Lake City, UT 84114
Phone: 801-578-3962
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Organization Name: Utah State Courts
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450 South State Street Ste W22
Salt Lake City, UT 84114
Phone: 801-578-3962
Toll Free Phone: 855-323-3237
Fax: 801-578-3965
Wheelchair Access: Complete
Eligibility:

Children 0 to 18 years old are eligible for services

Services Provided:

Provides advocates for abused, neglected, and/or abandoned children within the legal system. Advocates visit the children and all other interested parties and turn in a monthly report with their observations and recommendations.

COVID-19 UPDATE: All in person events have been cancelled but training can be done online. Services are handled virtually; please call as usual.

  • Guardians ad Litem
  • Advocacy
  • Guardians ad Litem Volunteer Opportunities
Source: United Way 2-1-1
Last Updated: 4/28/2021
83 West 850 South
Centerville, UT 84014
Phone: 801-533-0203
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83 West 850 South
Centerville, UT 84014
Phone: 801-533-0203
Fax: 801-533-0206
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Wheelchair Access: Complete
Eligibility:

Call for information

Services Provided:

Guardianship Associates of Utah (GAU) provides direct guardianship, conservator, and trust services to individuals who have been deemed by a court of law to be incapacitated, incompetent, or legally disabled. GAU contracts directly with the Office of Public Guardian in the State of Utah to provide services to individuals. COVID-19 UPDATE: Following all CDC and State guidelines.

  • Guardianship Assistance
Source: United Way 2-1-1
Last Updated: 5/10/2021
920 East Highway 40, Suite 216
Vernal, UT 84078
Phone: 435-781-9370
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Organization Name: Utah State Courts
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Address:
920 East Highway 40, Suite 216
Vernal, UT 84078
Phone: 435-781-9370
Fax: 435-789-2759
Email: jacoyj@utcourts.com
Wheelchair Access: Complete
Languages Spoken: Spanish
Eligibility:

Advocates are appointed by the court. Children from 0 to 18 years old are eligible for services.

Services Provided:

The Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) provides advocates for abused, neglected, and/or abandoned children within the legal system. Advocates visit the children and all other interested parties and turn in a monthly report with their observations and recommendations. COVID-19 UPDATE: Following all CDC and State guidelines. Still serving children virtually.

  • Advocacy/Ombudsman Volunteer Opportunities
  • Guardians ad Litem
Source: United Way 2-1-1
Last Updated: 4/29/2021
82 North 100 East, Ste 203
Cedar City, UT 84720
Phone: 435-865-5330
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Organization Name: Utah State Courts
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Address:
82 North 100 East, Ste 203
Cedar City, UT 84720
Phone: 435-865-5330
Fax: 435-586-0793
Eligibility:

Advocate must be appointed by the court. Volunteers must be 21, complete training and interview, pass criminal background check and attend 12 hours of on-going training each year.

Services Provided:

1. Provide advocates for abused, neglected, and/or abandoned children.
2. Advocates visit the children and all other interested parties. Advocates turn in a monthly report with their observations and recommendations.

Source: Medical Home Portal
Last Updated: 4/28/2021
195 North 1950 West
Salt Lake City, UT 84116
Phone: 801-538-8255
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Organization Name: Utah Department of Human Services
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Address:
195 North 1950 West
Salt Lake City, UT 84116
Phone: 801-538-8255
Fax: 801-538-8243
Email: utahopg@utah.gov
Wheelchair Access: Complete
Eligibility: Direct guardianship services limited to incapacitated persons with no one to serve as guardians. Priority is given to persons in life threatening situations such as abuse, neglect, self-neglect, exploitation, or those at significant risk of such problems.
Services Provided: Provides public guardianship and conservatorship services (appointed by the court) to incapacitated adults without family members or friends to serve as their guardians. Any competent adult can be appointed as a guardian. Services provided directly and contractually. Guardianship services for people with developmental disabilities may be provided through contracts with private guardianship agencies.
Source: Medical Home Portal
Last Updated: 3/20/2020
1161 East 300 North
Provo, UT 84606
Phone: 801-373-4765
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Organization Name: Wasatch Behavioral Health
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Address:
1161 East 300 North
Provo, UT 84606
Phone: 801-373-4765
Fax: 801-375-4045
Email: grandfamiliesuc@wasatch.org
Languages Spoken: Spanish
Eligibility:

Anyone raising a child’s relative is eligible to participate in the program. Guardianship assistance is provided to anyone, regardless if they would like to be involved in the program. Utah County

Services Provided:

Provides support advocacy, education, and crisis intervention for families in which grandparents are raising a grandchild/ren because the biological parents are unable or unwilling to do so.

COVID-19 UPDATE: New intakes or help with applications are through phone or Zoom. Family Needs Assessments are online. Virtual support groups are available.

  • Guardianship Assistance
  • Kinship Care
  • Adoption and Foster/Kinship Care Support Groups
Source: United Way 2-1-1
Last Updated: 5/27/2021
7739 East Broadway Boulevard, Unit 362
Tucson, AZ 85710
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Address:
7739 East Broadway Boulevard, Unit 362
Tucson, AZ 85710
Toll Free Phone: 877-572-8472
Services Provided:

A national alliance of attorneys providing special needs planning for individuals with disabilities and their families. Provides a tool to locate alliance members by state.

Services Include:

  • Maximizing and preserving benefits
  • Protecting assets
  • Assuring lifelong care
Source: MHP-Nationwide
Last Updated: 12/22/2021