When an adult refuses treatment for his or her serious brain disorder, a mental health conservatorship, known as an LPS conservatorship, will allow someone else to make certain decisions for the person with the mental illness when they are unable to take care of themselves. This document includes guidelines on obtaining an LPS conservatorship.
These two informational guides were written by NAMI volunteers based on their own personal experience to help families navigate the system. We are not attorneys, and this is not intended as a substitute for professional legal advice.
My Family Member With a Mental Illness Has Been Arrested – Information Guide
Inmate Mental Health Information Form – For Ventura County Jail
Acute Psychiatric Care
A Family Guide to Acute Psychiatric Care – Information Guide
Acute Care Psychiatric Hospitals:
Hillmont Psychiatric Center (All county residents)
200 N. Hillmont Ave., Ventura, CA 93003
Aurora Vista Del Mar (Medicare and private insurance only)
801 Seneca St., Ventura, CA 930001
Financial Assistance – Disability and Medical
Benefits – Disability and Medical – Information regarding SSI, Medical and Medicare.
Social Security Fact Sheets – Prepared by the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities
Prescription Assistance Programs – A coalition of biopharmaceutical research companies, doctors, other health care providers, patient advocacy organizations, and community groups have come together to form the Partnership for Prescription Assistance — the largest private-sector program to help qualifying patients who lack prescription coverage get the medicines they need through the public or private program that is right for them.
Legal Support through NAMI National
Special Needs Estate Planning Guidance System
Comprehensive information on Special Needs Estate Planning.
Many NAMI families face the challenge of planning for a loved one disabled with a severe mental illness (with special needs).
Families need to have a comprehensive financial and legal plan.
Education, Training and Peer Support Center
NAMI offers outstanding peer-directed programs in education and support. Thousands of trained NAMI volunteers bring these programs to a wide variety of community settings. These no-cost programs support families, individuals living with mental illness, students, and mental health and school professionals.