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Proxy Parent Foundation helps bridge the gap between the public and private sectors of the mental health system. Proxy Parent Foundation is a nonprofit, California corporation dedicated to assisting people with disabilities.

Proxy Parent Foundation helps families answer the question,
“Who will care when I’m not there.”

Ellen and Lawrence (not their real names) turned to the Proxy Parent Foundation. Their son, Harold (not his real name) would lose his government benefits if they left him an inheritance directly and they couldn’t leave enough to provide for


Book Review

All of us may have friends, family or co-workers who have been diagnosed with bipolar disorder, which affects more than 2½ million Americans.

Bruce’s Yams

My husband Bruce is the Director of Social Services for Proxy Parent Foundation. Recently, he came home with an unusual item in his briefcase—a colorful metal can, labeled ‘Bruce’s Yams’.

Coping With Budget Issues in Hyper Turbulent Times

All public systems in California have been hard hit by the effects of this recession which has caused

Dear Friends and Family

Please allow me to introduce myself to you, my name is Kimberly Alsabery and I am joining Proxy Parent Foundation as the Communications and Client Relations Officer.

First Party and Pooled Special Needs Trusts

A special needs trust protects a disabled person’s means tested benefits such as SSI or Medi-Cal by providing a “safe harbor” for income

Who to Designate as a Trustee?

Clients of mine who want to establish a special needs trust for someone with a mental illness frequently share a common challenge: who to designate as the trustee?


January 17
NAMI Van Nuys

Gary Chang, Director of Legal Affairs, and Kimberly Alsabery, Communications and Client Relations Officer, will be speaking at NAMI Van Nuys regarding the Pooled Special Needs Trust and Proxy Parent Foundation Personal Support Services

February 23
Los Angeles Abilities Expo

Proxy Parent Foundation will be exhibiting at the Los Angeles Abilities Expo February 23-25th. Booth 114 at the Los Angeles Convention Center, West Hall A.


March 17
Parent Caregiver Conference

Bruce Lewitt will be holding a tabletop session where you can learn about Personal Support Services for people with mental illness and other brain disorders. Bruce will hold tabletop discussion #8 starting at 12:10pm. The Parent Caregiver Conference will be held from 9am-3pm at:

The Center at
Cathedral Plaza 
555 West Temple St.
Los Angeles, CA 90012