PATIENT RIGHTS ASSISTANCE
Public Guardian is the court-appointed conservator for adults who are gravely disabled due to a mental illness and disable adults with deficits of mental functioning who cannot provide for their personal care needs for physical health, medical care, food, clothing, shelter or cannot resist undue influence. The Public Guardian is appointed conservator when there are no reasonable alternatives to conservatorship and no family or friends willing and able to serve as the conservator. The Public Guardian acts in the conservatee’s best interest, arranges medical/psychiatric care, housing/placement and other services, manages the conservatee’s benefits and assets, and is the substituted decision maker for most aspects of the conservatee’s life.
RESOURCES FOR INDEPENDENT LIVING
Resources for Independent Living promotes the socioeconomic independence of person with disabilities and seniors by providing peer supported, consumer directed independent living services and advocacy. RIL provides 7 core services: Advocacy and Legislative Monitoring; Housing; Personal Assistance Services; Information and Referral; Peer counseling; Independent Living Skills training; and Assistive technology.
YOLO CONFLICT RESOLUTION SERVICES
Yolo Conflict Resolution Services (YCRC) provides assistance in resolving conflicts for individuals and organizations throughout Yolo County. We offer mediation, facilitation, educational workshops, and trainings. We partner with community organizations to make sure our services can be accessed at low or no cost to them.