Guardianship Services will provide a Volunteer Guardian for an incapacitated adult when such services are not available from willing, capable or suitable relatives or other interested persons. It is the goal of the organization that these services be administrated in the least restrictive way and with the most respect for the value of all individuals in the community.
The organization fulfills its purpose by using a mix of volunteers, attorneys and professional social service/case management staff members to offer a full array of guardianship and other related programs and services that include, but are not limited to:
- Seeking legal guardianships for incapacitated adults;
- Recruiting, training and supervising community volunteers who serve as temporary and permanent Volunteer Guardians;
- Continuously monitoring the quality of guardianship services available in the community;
- Educating the general public and the medical, mental health, social services, residential service and legal services provider communities about the need for guardianship services and the capacity of the organization to meet those needs; and
- Guardianship 101: Providing information and referral services regarding guardianship issues to the general public.