How can I start a Volunteer Advocate for Seniors or Incapacitated Adults (VASIA) volunteer guardianship program?
VASIA stands for Volunteer Advocate for Seniors or Incapacitated Adults. A VASIA is a trained, community volunteer who advocates for incapacitated adults who are unable to make personal or financial decisions regarding their care.
Prospective volunteer guardianship programs can annually apply for grant funding through the Adult Guardianship Office. Applications for the VASIA matching grant are available online in early June. Funding is distributed to the courts in designated counties after the start of the fiscal year (July 1).For more information, please visit http://courts.in.gov/admin/3169.htm.