Below are some resources for protected people, non-professional guardians and other fiduciaries, as well as those wanting to learn more about these topics. If you know of a resource that should be included here, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Oregon Statue 125 — Describes regulations regarding Guardianship of Adults.
The Guardian/Conservator Association Oregon — A membership organization, which includes individuals and organizations who operate as guardians, conservators, trustees, and attorneys. This is a good place to start if you are seeking a professional guardian or conservator.
The National Guardianship Association — Sets ethical standards that professional and public guardians must meet. These ethical standards can also apply to non-professional guardians.
Disability Rights Oregon — Has materials summarizing Guardianship of Adults in Oregon, as well as alternatives to guardianship.
Aging and Disability Resource Connection — Connect seniors and people with disabilities with needed services.
Oregon’s Long Term Care Ombudsman Office — Provides advocacy for individuals living in licensed care settings such as Nursing Facilities, Assisted Living Facilities, Residential Care Facilities, Adult Foster Homes, and Endorsed Memory Care.
The Office of Developmental Disability Services — Offers many services for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities, including case management, support with independent living, and medical services.
Multnomah County Family Caregiver Support Program — Offers periodic Family Caregiver Support Group. Call 503-988-3646 to learn more.
Brokerage agencies — Connect adults with disabilities with support services.
NorthWest Senior and Disability Services — Provides services to seniors and people with disabilities in Marion, Tillamook, and Yamhill County.
Tri-Met LIFT — Provides accessible public transportation for people with disabilities.
Multnomah County Adult Care Home Regulations — Provide an additional layer of regulations and supports for adult care homes.
Clackamas County Annual Guardian Report — PDF of annual guardian report for Clackamas County (updated in March 2021).
Jackson County Annual Guardian Report — PDF of annual guardian report for Jackson County.
Multnomah County Annual Guardian Report — PDF of annual guardian report for Multnomah County.
Tillamook County Annual Guardian Report — PDF of annual guardian report for Tillamook County.
Statewide Annual Guardian Report — PDF of statewide annual guardian report form (applicable in Clatsop, Douglas, Gilliam, Hood River, Lane, Marion, Sherman, Wasco, Wheeler and Yamhill County).
Oregon Statue 125 — Applies to guardianships of minors that come through the probate court.
Oregon Kinship Navigator — Statewide resource and referral service for grandparents and other relative caregivers.
Juvenile Annual Guardian Report — Annual guardian report for guardians of juveniles in Oregon.
Multnomah County Annual Guardian Report Form for Minor Guardianships — Annual guardian report for guardians of minors in Multnomah County.
Oregon Statute 113 — Applies to personal representatives. A personal representative is an officer of the court that is responsible for preserving, settling, and distributing the assets of an estate in accordance with a wall.
Oregon State Bar — The Oregon State Bar offers resources for resolving disputes with your attorney, a mechanism for filing complaints about your attorney, and a Fee Dispute Resolution Program for clients who believe they’ve been overcharged.
211 Info — Connects individuals with a variety of resources, including financial resources, housing support, and mental health services.
National Center on Law & Elder Rights Tip Sheet — Provides information on several federal utility assistance programs.
Social Security Benefits — Most Protected Persons are eligible for Social Security Benefits through the Social Security Administration. Call 1-800-772-1213 to learn more.
The Oregon ABLE Savings Plan — Offers a way for people with eligible disabilities to save for their everyday needs, invest in a tax-free account, and prepare for the future without losing their state or federal benefits.
True Link — Allows guardians to disperse funds to protected people to support their independence. TrueLink has options for providing funds immediately, restricting payments to certain vendors, and managing spending.
NAMI Oregon — Statewide, grassroots organization that is dedicated to improving the quality of life for people living with mental illness, as well as their families and loved ones. For guardians of protected people with mental illness, networking through NAMI can help with learning about resources.
Oregon Health Authority Behavioral Health Services — Provides services for people with mental health disabilities.
Project ABLE — Provides peer support and supports for people coping with mental health disorders in Marion and Yamhill County.
Fair Housing Council of Oregon — Seeks to ensure equal access to housing and eliminate housing discrimination.
Home Forward — Provides several affordable housing options, ranging from subsidized apartment buildings to Section 8 rent assistance.
The US Department of Housing and Urban Development — Provides housing assistance, including rent relief and public housing options.
Oregon’s Residential Care Ombudsman Office — Provides advocacy for individuals living in homes licensed or certified for Intellectual and/or Developmental Disabilities or Mental Health Conditions.