GAIN (Guardianship Alternatives Information Network)
GAIN is an information and referral network promoting self-determination through alternatives to guardianship.
Guardianship is the legal process in which someone’s right to make decisions about their own life are removed. The process can apply to older people, people with mental illness or people with developmental disabilities. Once a guardianship is imposed, certain fundamental rights may also be lost.
GAIN provides outreach, information and referral, and education to people with developmental disabilities and their families on alternatives to guardianship such as: power of attorney, patient advocate, representative payee, conservator of finances, etc.
For Information about alternatives to guardianship or a schedule of GAIN trainings call this toll free line: 1-866-365-3231.
The Arc of Northwest Wayne County and The Arc of Western Wayne County have prepared this Attorney Referral list as a resource for people who have developmental disabilities and their family members. The Attorney names listed herein have expressed experience in legal matters as they relate to people with developmental disabilities. The Arc of Northwest Wayne County and The Arc of Western Wayne County do not endorse nor receive remuneration for any referrals made on this list. Further, The Arc of Northwest Wayne County and The Arc of Western Wayne County do not control or influence the rates charged by each attorney.