Guardianship | Resources

Alternatives to Guardianship Project

The Alternatives to Guardianship Project is collaboration between the UMKC-Institute for Human Development, UCEDD; the Missouri Developmental Disabilities Council, Missouri Protection & Advocacy Services, and the Missouri Department of Mental Health and is funded in part by the MODDC under provisions of PL 106-402, the DDA and Bill of Rights Act. This website provides information, resources, and other considerations for those who may benefit from guardianship.

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Durable Power of Attorney

One alternative to guardianship is Durable Power of Attorney. There are different kinds of DPOA that allow for the individual to receive supports in specific areas while still allowing them to maintain their individual rights. The Missouri Bar ( created to assist Missourians with legal resources and assistance. They have a dedicated page for Durable Power of Attorney for Health Care that can be helpful for families seeking out a means to help support individuals through health care decisions

To learn more, you can visit their dedicated page here:

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