Guardianship: Giving you peace-of-mind

Life sometimes presents challenges. Knowing that you or your loved one will have someone in your corner when illness, injury and other life-moments arise makes it easier navigate tough decisions and get you focused back on what you enjoy most: living life. Whether its life decisions or managing assets and finances—you will have peace of mind knowing the Wyoming Guardianship team is on board.

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Wyoming Guardianship Corporation provides

Things the Guardian and Conservator Program does NOT provide:

To be considered for the guardian or conservator services, a referral packet must be filled out and returned to Wyoming Guardianship Corporation.  Failure to fill out the packet in its entirety may result in no services being provided. Filling out a referral is not a promise of services.  (Attach referral sheets)

Who needs a WGC guardian

A person over 21 who is unable unassisted to properly manage and take care of him/herself or property as a result of advanced age, physical disability, disease, the use of alcohol or controlled substances, mental illness, or intellectual disability.  In addition, individuals who meet this criteria only need a WGC guardian if they do not have a family member, friend or other volunteer community member who is able to serve.

Guardianship is the most restrictive form of protection available. Please seek alternatives when possible

Alternative to guardianship:

WGC’s philosophy regarding guardianship and conservatorship

Wyoming Guardianship Corporation (WGC), a 501(c)(3) organization, uses person-centered planning as an approach in all of its programming and person-centered services are a pervasive part of WGC’s culture.  WGC understands that people under guardianship want to remain in their home communities.  The best way to keep people in their own homes and out of institutions and residential facilities is by wrapping the appropriate services around them, so they can succeed.  Every day WGC practices this approach by following the Wyoming Statute Title 3, the National Guardianship Association Standards of Practice, the Olmstead Decision, the Chris S. Settlement Agreement, and their contractual obligations to the Wyoming Department of Health. At WGC, we believe that having a guardian who advocates and actively provides project management and/or decision making is essential in protecting an incapacitated person from abuse and neglect. Further, it can coordinate the resources they need to live in their communities and attain a high quality of life.

Additional information

WGC is a member of the National Guardianship Association.

 Staff are certified (or in the process of getting certified) by the Center for Guardianship Certification.

WGC also maintains an employee dishonesty bond with a $1,000,000 limit and a professional liability policy for all staff.