Compassionate persons are being sought to serve as volunteers on a board that helps individuals unable to advocate for themselves.
Three local counties, Gooding, Jerome and Lincoln, have joined together to form a Board of Community Guardians to have those in need declared as wards of the court.
The Board of Community Guardians provides assistance to adult citizens who are no longer able to care for themselves. Wards under our guardianship cannot make or communicate responsible decisions, or provide for their basic needs such as food, clothing, health care and safety. The role of the community guardians is to ensure these vulnerable adults are protected from exploitation, abuse and neglect.
Anyone interested in volunteering for the Board of Community Guardians or having concerns about someone who may need a guardian, please contact the Program Coordinator at 208-644-2708. Or come by the office at 300 North Lincoln Room 201 at the Jerome County Courthouse. Office hours are 8:30-4:30 Monday through Wednesday.