What We Do.
CARE’s civil justice focus centers on providing legal services to establish adult guardianships where appropriate. These services uniquely focus on offering emergency guardianship intervention services. These services are designed to offer protection for elders who are actively being exploited financially, abused, or neglected, and for those at imminent risk of being so. This includes situations of self-neglect. It also includes circumstances of exploitation, abuse or neglect at the hands of relatives or others.
CARE provides “legal horsepower” to other Indiana non-profit groups that provide volunteer guardianship programs. CARE also provides assistance to private attorneys capable of representing private guardians, but perhaps ill equipped to handle emergency guardianship interventions.
CARE could not accomplish as much as we have without the support of our volunteers, board members, stakeholders, and community organizations.