MHANI Now Has Expanded VASIA Program

Mental Health America of Northeast Indiana (MHANI) is now able to serve more seniors and at-risk adults through an expanded VASIA program. VASIA stands for Volunteer Advocates for Seniors and Incapacitated Adults, and utilizes compassionate volunteers to visit clients and report on their well-being and state of care.

Our VASIA program has been able to expand by hiring Robin Morrow, a new VASIA Guardianship Coordinator. She will be working alongside our other VASIA Guardianship Coordinator to provide advocacy and protective care for adults who are not able to make sound decisions on their own, and have no family members able to assist them with daily life decisions.

As mentioned above, VASIA is unique in that the program is designed to recruit volunteer advocates to act as liaisons between clients and guardianship coordinators. Volunteer advocates make monthly visits to clients to ensure that they are living in a comfortable environment and their needs are being properly met by their caregivers.

We are in need of more volunteer advocates. If you are a caring individual with an interest in working with the elderly or disabled populations, please visit MHANI’s website at MentalHealthFrontDoor.org or stop by our office at 2200 Lake Avenue, Suite 105, Fort Wayne, IN 46805 to fill out a volunteer application.

MHANI is proud to be able to serve more seniors and at-risk adults in the area who live with dementias, mental illness, intellectual disabilities, and developmental disabilities. If you would like to refer someone to the VASIA program, or learn more about what MHANI does, please visit our website at MentalHealthFrontDoor.org.