It is one of the most beautiful compensations of this life that no man can sincerely try to help another without helping himself:
~Ralph Waldo Emerson
Fight Alone and You Fail Alone
We can’t do it alone, either.
NASGA is a working organization of non-lawyers and we do not give legal advice. Our Officers/Directors and Liaisons volunteer their time. We ask you to either volunteer your time or make monetary contributions – or both if you can do both!
We cannot give you direct legal assistance, but we do have a list-serv our members use to help each other the best they can by exchanging ideas, information, circumstances — and giving and taking support as needed. Join us and connect with others – maybe even within close proximity to you. You are not alone, even if you feel you are. Others are suffering the same situations and together we can keep each other’s spirits lifted and give each other strength.
Members can also submit a profile of their case for our Victims page to help raise awareness and have your story seen by press who visit our website. Posting a testimonial also helps educate the unwary public. Visit our Victims page and see for yourself!
You have a chance to make a difference. You have a chance to become part of a proactive movement for reform of an unjust system operated by those who enrich themselves at the expense of our loved ones, and harm instead of protecting them as guardianship / conservatorship law was intended.
Boomers are entering the age of vulnerability. What fate awaits them?
MEMBERSHIP FORM AND FEE:
NASGA membership fee is a one-time only fee of $20. We are sorry to have to charge a fee at all, but the reality is we need to pay for websites, supplies, etc. Please contact us if you wish to join but are unable to pay the one-time fee and we will gladly waive it.
Donations in excess of $250.00 will receive an IRS-approved receipt form for tax purposes.
You can mail a check if you wish to:
PO Box 886
Mt. Prospect, IL 60056
use the “Donate” button below to pay your join fee. After you’ve paid the fee, please submit the information requested on the form below the “Donate” button. Please be assured all information supplied to NASGA will be kept in strict confidence.
Any donation over $20 is very much appreciated!
ABOUT MEDIA ATTENTION:
When you join NASGA, if you indicate you are interested in media attention on the “Join” form, our Research Manager will contact you and request certain documents and information so she can prepare your case for media opportunities. Be sure you fill in your case number before submitting your join form (above).
Our Research Manager will not get involved in the case itself; her goal is to gather the documents and information so we will be ready to submit cases when media contacts us with specific requirements.
Any document or information you share with our Research Manager for this purpose is kept in strict confidence.
It is imperative you consult with your attorney, if you have one, before involving media. Often, the intense focus of media attention can do wonders in desperate situations. But not always. We have also seen unscrupulous guardians dig in deeper or even retaliate by restricting or prohibiting visitation.
If your attorney is agreeable, we suggest the first step is having a short profile of the case published on our “Victims” page (this is a perk of membership). Investigative reporters often come to us after reading profiles and pre-picking a case.
An easy way to make a donation to NASGA is by signing up and using GoodSearch and/or GoodShop for your Internet Browsing and Shopping. Just choose NASGA as your charity of choice — and NASGA will receive a donation for every Internet search you do or Internet shopping you do with participating vendors.
Please also sign up for AmazonSmile and choose NASGA as your charity and Amazon will give NASGA a 5% donation on selected purchases you make from Amazon.
It adds up and we appreciate it!
If you have additional comments or if there is a technical difficulty with this page, please email us at Info@StopGuardianAbuse.org
Guardianship abuse and conservatorship abuse IS elder abuse!
Don’t settle for being a victim: rise and become an advocate for reform of guardian abuse!