About Us

This site was developed by Maine’s Department of Health and Human Services in collaboration with the Muskie School of Public Service. An array of stakeholders, including probate judges, attorneys, clinicians, public guardianship staff, and self-advocates, were involved in developing and gathering the information available on this site.

The Department of Health and Human Services promotes independence and least restrictive alternatives to guardianship when appropriate. Alternatives to guardianship include legal resources, social services, government programs, and community supports which may delay or prevent the appointment of a guardian.

We would like to thank the stakeholders involved in Maine’s Guardianship Project for their passion and commitment to preserving the rights of adults in Maine.

Anti-Discrimination Notice

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The Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) does not discriminate on the basis of disability, race, color, creed, gender, age, sexual orientation, or national origin, in admission to, access to or operation of its programs, services, activities or its hiring or employment practices. This notice is provided as required by Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and in accordance with the Civil Rights Acts of 1964 as amended, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 as amended, the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 and the Maine Human Rights Act.

Questions, concerns, complaints, or requests for additional information regarding civil rights may be forwarded to the DHHS’ ADA Compliance/EEO Coordinator, State House Station #11, Augusta, Maine 04333, 207-287-4289 (V) or 207-287 3488 (V), Maine relay: 711. Individuals who need auxiliary aids for effective communication in programs and services of DHHS are invited to make their needs and preferences known to the ADA Compliance/EEO Coordinator.

This notice is available in alternate formats, upon request.