Lake County Volunteer Advocates for Seniors
5454 Hohman Ave.
Hammond, Indiana 46320
Phone: 219.932.2300 Ext. 33373
The Volunteer Advocates for Seniors (VAS) Program is dedicated to serving and safeguarding the healthcare, social service and legal protection needs of incapacitated seniors who are inpatients in the Lake County healthcare system. The program a collaborative effort between Franciscan St. Margaret Health and Lake County Superior Courts provides trained and supervised volunteers to serve as court-appointed limited guardians to assist this vulnerable population and the courts in decision-making regarding these critical needs. Volunteers in the VAS Program complete a 40-hour training program and serve as a limited guardian for one case at a time.