FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Judge Jay Meyer
Date: 1/24/2022 Phone: 419-447-4912
SENECA COUNTY PUBLIC GUARDIAN PROGRAM RECEIVES $60,000 IN GRANT FUNDING FROM ALLEN EIRY FUND
(Tiffin) – Judge Jay A. Meyer, the Seneca County Probate Court, and the Seneca County Public Guardian Jay Rishty are proud to announce that The Columbus Foundation and the Allen Eiry Fund Advisory Committee have once again chosen the Seneca County Public Guardianship Program as a recipient of $60,000.00 in grant funding from the Allen Eiry Fund for 2022. The Allen Eiry Fund was established in 1983 in honor of a well-known Seneca County resident, businessman, and farmer who sought to support our community’s most vulnerable.
The Seneca County Public Guardianship Program provides 24/7 guardianship and conservatorship services for individuals 55 years and older residing in Seneca County who are indigent and who have been declared legally incompetent or who suffer from a medical or mental disability. The Public Guardian advocates for participants’ best interests, monitors their health and safety, provides referrals and connects participants to resources, participates in doctor visits, and makes educated medical and financial decisions for participants when necessary. In addition, because of strong partnerships with the Mental Health and Recovery Services Board of Seneca, Ottawa, Sandusky, and Wyandot Counties and the Seneca County Commission on Aging, the Guardianship Program continues to grow and expand its services every year.
“It is truly an honor to once again receive the Allen Eiry Fund grant in support of our Guardianship Program. These funds make it possible for our Public Guardian to serve those who lack the support necessary to remain safe in our community on their own. On behalf of the Seneca County Probate Court and the Public Guardian, I would like to thank The Columbus Foundation and the Allen Eiry Advisory Committee for continuing to have confidence in our program and recognizing the positive impact it has on our community. We will continue to be good stewards of these grant funds and provide the best possible guardianship services to our community’s most vulnerable.”
“Many thanks to The Columbus Foundation and the Allen Eiry Advisory Committee for this award. These funds are essential to our Program and will be used to support those in our community who need us most, while at the same time providing them the opportunity to stay in the least restrictive environment possible,” said Public Guardian Jay Rishty. “These funds help us carry out our mission of meeting each individual where they are while providing the support and treatment they need to stay safe and healthy.”
If you are interested in learning more about the Seneca County Public Guardianship Program and the history of Allen Eiry, or if you wish to view the Probate Court’s Annual Report, please visit our website at http://www.senecajpcourt.com. ####