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This Week's Carenote - 5/6/14
Our mother has been homeless on the
streets of Pasadena, CA for the past
29 years by her own choice due to her mental
illnesses. She was recently diagnosed in
California with pneumonia and COPD, so my
dear sister went down and packed up her
stuff and they came up by train. Now our mom
wants to return to California. She is in no
way mentally or physically able to do
either, so where do we go from here? Do we
need to get an attorney? Is there someone in
the city of Vancouver, WA That can help us?
Shared by: E. Beal
Talk to the people in your local Protective
Services Division...and also speak with someone -- a lawyer; the
director of the student law clinic at one of the nearby universities;
someone at the local mental health board -- about how to get guardianship.
And always keep in mind that whatever your mom will say to you about what
you are doing -- and she will say a lot and much of it will be mean and
nasty -- you are doing what's best for her.
Shared by: Roxanna
- Contact an attorney for guardianship.
- Contact your local NAMI ( National Alliance on Mental Illness) organization.
- Look for a support group in you area.
- Contact you Area Agency on Aging
Shared by: Bette
Yes, you DO need to bring this to court,
but you can get help from your local Area
Agency on Aging! In Vancouver it's:
Ask for help from their Protective Services