The mission of the Illinois Guardianship Association is to promote the highest quality of ethical guardianship services through education, networking, and advocacy.

Examples of what we do:

  • Advocates that guardianship should only be used as a last resort, and that less restrictive alternatives should be used whenever possible.
  • Advocates for appropriate services for persons with intellectual disabilities, mental illness, and persons who are elderly and have age-related disabilities.
  • Provides affordable education and training with topics of immediate concern to providers and families through speakers, round table discussions, and networking opportunities.
  • Provides support and increased family participation for those family members acting as guardians.
  • Upholds the Standards of Practice and Model Code of Ethics of the National Guardianship Association.
  • Promotes public policies and legislation that advances the highest standards of guardianship practice.
  • Provides continuing education to maintain certification as a National Certified Guardian.