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Consumer Guide: Finding and Choosing Corporate Guardianship

In Wisconsin, the state licenses and regulates corporate guardianships (based on Wis. Admin. Code ch. DHS 85). Below is a directory with details about each regulated corporate guardianship entity in the state. View the counties served list under each entity in the directory to locate an entity near you.

View corporate guardianship directory as a PDF

What is a corporate guardianship?

A corporate guardianship is a private non-profit corporation or an unincorporated association established to provide guardianship services for individuals, age 17 years and 9 months or older, who a court determined to be incompetent. Corporate guardianships are appointed when no suitable individual is available and willing to serve as guardian.

Learn about my rights and/or file a complaint

These resources can help you understand laws that protect you and your care.

  • Client Rights Office—Find out how to get advice about your rights from a team of experts. This office helps people who get services for a disability, mental health, or substance use. They’ll tell you more about your rights under the law, Wis. Stat. §§ 51.30 and 51.61, and what they mean.
  • Complaints or Problems with Your Health Care—Find out how to file a complaint about your health care. Includes issues with health and residential care facilities, providers, insurance, and medical bills.
  • End-of-Life Planning—Learn about how to plan for the end of life. Includes details on advance directives, do-not-resuscitate orders, privacy rights, and more.
  • Corporate Guardianship—Learn more about how corporate guardianships are regulated in Wisconsin.
Last revised August 7, 2023