Religious charities

New Mexico: Holocaust-era survivor chafes under Ayudando guardianship

August 9, 2017 // 0 Comments

By Colleen Heild and Olivier Uyttebrouck / Journal Staff Writers From the Albuquerque Journal Peter Grotte-Higley was 3 years old in 1939 and living in what was then Czechoslovakia when the Nazis sent his Jewish father to Sachsenhausen concentration camp. As World War II came to a close, the invading Russian army forced 10-year-old Peter and his mother into a “collection” camp, where he recalls hearing people being beaten at night. Grotte-Higley survived to tell the story of his eventual [- more...]

White Paper: Pope Francis’ message rails against elder abuse

September 25, 2015 // 0 Comments

In his remarks today to the Congress, Pope Francis made clear his concern for the vulnerable. His words resonated with those who have been abused and oppressed by the predatory guardianship system. In order to heed the words of the Pontiff, we must accept the responsibility and challenge to advance urgent reform. Here, in italics, are the Holy Father’s exact words seen through the lens of those oppressed by abusive Guardianship with commentary in green. Pope Francis exhorted legislators to [- more...]

White Paper: Religious Charities in Guardianship

September 23, 2015 // 0 Comments

Time and again our members complain about the awful treatment their loved ones and families receive from organizations with religious sounding names in the guardianship business. These very big businesses often organize as not-for-profit 501(c) 3 companies and use their connections to religious organizations prominently in their literature, website and educational materials. They are in the business of acquiring and managing guardianship and take wards from any religion. The three most common [- more...]

White paper: Analysis of Florida guardianships, public (non-profit) and private (for-profit)

August 27, 2015 // 0 Comments

In response to a freedom of information request Americans Against Abusive Probate Guardianship has been supplied with the following information regarding the total number of wards in public guardianships in the state of Florida. The state’s Department of Elderly Affairs contracts with 17 organizations that serve all public guardianships throughout the state of Florida’s 67 counties. These organizations often characterized their business as taking “ the guardianships no one [- more...]

Florida: Judge calls for scrutiny of guardianship case

August 8, 2015 // 0 Comments

Sarasota Herald-Tribune By Barbara Peters Smith Published: Friday, August 7, 2015 at 2:43 p.m. SARASOTA – A circuit judge appointed an independent court monitor on Friday to investigate the case of a Siesta Key resident and former art gallery owner who has spent the last two and a half years under the control of a professional guardianship, after attorneys for her daughter argued that the hasty procedure making her a ward of the court was a violation of due process. Facts ABOUT THE SERIES [- more...]

Breaking news: Florida Gov Scott vetoes appropriation to Lutheran Services

June 24, 2015 // 0 Comments

Florida Gov. Rick Scott vetoed the $750,000.00 appropriation going to Lutheran Services Florida. Lutheran Services Florida (LSF) is the company holding several Floridians hostage under Guardianship laws, including AAAPG member Julie London Ferguson’s mother, Marise Ferguson. Ferguson states that Gov Scott’s veto “sends a message that Florida is recognizing that the Guardianship system was created to help indigents in need, not our wealthier sector who had their advanced [- more...]