Volunteers needed for adult guardianship program

LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) – The Wabash Center is getting ready to graduate its first class of one of its newest volunteer programs.

Tippecanoe Adult Guardianship Services, or TAGS, provides guardians and advocates for adults with disabilities. Volunteers help adults with everything from personal to financial responsibilities.

Director of Development and Communication at Wabash Center, Rhonda Jones, said with 30 adults currently on a waiting list to be assigned a guardian, there’s a desperate need for more volunteers.

“We have a lot of services for children, but we forget about adults,” Jones explained. “Our population is getting a lot older, so we already know there’s a need. We already have waiting lists, and we know that need is going to grow as time goes on.”

Eight volunteers will graduate from the training program next week.

For more information on how to volunteer, click here.

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