ASAGA Program Overview

Unless otherwise noted – there is NO FEE for these services. While ASAGA does not have full time staffing, generous funding from the Alaska Mental Health Trust helps us to provide support to Alaskans regarding adult guardianship.

Information and Referral – ASAGA volunteers will work with family guardians and professionals to find resources if available in their community to assist the adult they are advocating for.

Consultation – ASAGA volunteers will discuss various issues with family guardians and professionals to provide information so that informed decisions can be made.  Professional guardians are available to work with non-professional guardians.  We can assist with filling out paperwork, understanding the role of guardian or conservator and many other topics.

Interpreter Services – If English is a second language to a family guardian and an interpreter would be helpful to assist in explanation of such topics like guardianship duties, filling out annual reports or other paperwork, ASAGA has contracted with the Language Link to provide telephonic interpreter services.

Annual Report Reminders – Daily life can get busy so let us help you remember your duty to the Court and remind you of the Annual Report.  Contact ASAGA with your reporting dates and we’ll provide an email or phone reminder 30 days ahead and 7 days ahead of the due date based on your preferred method of contact.  We can also assist in filling out the annual report.  Sign up on our website.

Education – ASAGA provides webinars over your computer or phone on various topics throughout the year.  If you would like to receive updates on what we offer, contact us to be added to our email distribution list.  Many of the webinars are then recorded and provided on our website for later viewing.  In addition, ASAGA has;

  • Monthly guardianship class that will satisfy your Education Requirement for the Court.  In partnership with the Court, ASAGA offers Duties of a Guardian and Conservator at the Nesbett Courthouse from 12 to 1:30 in the 2nd Floor Jury room.  No registration is required.  Other locations are being looked at.  This is also being offered  via a webinar on the 1st Tuesday from 4pm to 5:30pm for statewide reach.  Register for the webinar on our Event Calendar.   3/15/20 Update – In-Person classes temporarily suspended due to Covid-19.  
  • Newsletters for ASAGA Ambassadors.  While ASAGA does not have a membership fee, we do operate largely on donations and volunteers.  For any donation of $25 or more, you will become an ASAGA Ambassador and receive our newsletter three times a year with updates on both local and national trends in guardianship.  See the ASAGA Ambassador page for further details.
  • Annual Conference – Every fall, ASAGA holds a one or two day conference open to all.  There is a fee associated with this conference and more information is on our Conference page.
  • Interested in holding a  private training at your organization?  ASAGA does not charge a speakers fee but asks the hosting organization pay for travel costs such as airfare, mileage, hotel if needed and a daily meal per diem of $45.00.  We can provide training on a number of topics pertaining to adult guardianship in person for families, professionals or the general public.  You can also contact us about partnering on a training in which we take care of travel budget depending and if it is open to the public.
  • Interested in a webinar for your community or organization?  ASAGA is happy to call or log into your system and provide a speaker free of charge.
  • ASAGA sends out monthly emails on different events and information on guardianship.  Sign up for free!

Conference Scholarship – See our Jackson Stanley Conference Scholarship page for more information or a nomination form.  ASAGA will send a nominated family guardian to the National Guardianship Association conference each year.

Contact ASAGA via our Make an Appointment form on this website, by phone or email to learn more about our services or receive assistance.