Since 2013, Oregon WINGS has worked to improve adult guardianship in Oregon.


Our Mission

The mission of Oregon WINGS is to bring together stakeholders from various disciplines with interest in the guardianship/conservatorship system for short-term and long-term planning and action to improve the state's spectrum of guardianship/conservatorship services and processes, including those services and processes related to alternatives to guardianship/conservatorship. Oregon WINGS will prioritize issues and action items to develop, implement, and advocate for necessary improvements in Oregon's infrastructure to ensure a sustainable system for Oregonians needing guardianship, conservatorship, or related alternatives.

Large-scale social change comes from better cross-sector coordination rather than from the isolated intervention of individual organizations.
— John Kania & Mark Kramer, 2011

What We've Achieved so far

  • A brief information brochure for medical and other care professionals explaining guardianship and related fiduciary relationships.
  • An informational booklet of all fiduciary decision-making options available in Oregon for the purposes of having a single source for families and other loved ones needing to identify fiduciary options.
  • A person-centered planning tool for guardians to better understand their protected person(s) and what decisions should be made for the protected person.

Oregon WINGS is supported by grant No. 90EJIG0007-01-00 from the Administration for Community Living, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS). Grantees carrying out projects under government sponsorship are encouraged to express freely their findings and conclusions. Therefore, points of view or opinions do not necessarily represent official Administration for Community Living or DHHS policy.