We've created a scholarship fund for low-income families who need financial assistance to obtain guardianship of their child with special needs. There are two different types of guardianship:
- One is a guardian authorized to make decisions for a disabled individual regarding their healthcare, shelter, or daily needs.
- The other is a guardian appointed by the court to manage the property of a disabled individual.
Many of our clients will continue to need support into adulthood, which means their parents/guardians are legally required to obtain guardianship before the age of 18 or the individual becomes legally responsible for decisions involving their care. The reality for many of our clients is that they will always need high levels of support to meet their daily needs. The last thing we want is for a family to experience significant stress because they didn’t have sufficient funds to obtain guardianship. We want to help streamline that process to we can set our clients and families up for success.
The average cost to obtain either type of guardianship in the state of Missouri is approximately $2,500-$3,000.
We will provide partial and/or full scholarships to families based on financial eligibility and application criteria. This will help set our students up for success as they start to transition to post-secondary education; reducing the level of stress for our clients and their families. But with your help we can offer more scholarships to more individuals in need.
We can't do any of this without your help.
Consider donating today, every little bit helps. THANK YOU!