Jewish Family & Children's Service of Pittsburgh

Guardianship
Share This Page

Guardianship

Comprehensive guardianship services are available to those individuals who have been determined by the Court to be incapacitated and no longer able to make their own life decisions. JF&CS serves clients ("wards") through a private guardianship program, as well as through a contract with the Allegheny County Offices of Mental Retardation/Developmental Disabilities. We may serve as guardian of person, guardian of estate or both.


In addition to Guardianship, JF&CS may also serve as Power of Attorney (POA).


If you feel an individual is incapacitated and unable to manage his or her own financial resources and/or is unable to make informed medical decisions, a guardianship referral is warranted. Please click here for the GUARDIANSHIP REFERRAL FORM.

The form should be completed and faxed to the JF&CS Guardianship program office prior to setting up a referral meeting (instructions can be found on the form).

Guardianship of Person

JF&CS's duties as guardian of person include making daily decisions about the ward's personal affairs, always with the idea of protecting the autonomy, independence and rights of the ward.

Read More

Guardianship of Estate

In exercising our duties as guardian of estate, JF&CS manages the financial responsibilities of the ward's estate exclusively for the benefit of the ward.

Read More

Power of Attorney (POA)

Through written and notarized power of attorney (POA) documents, individuals can bestow upon JF&CS the legal power to act on their behalf according to the terms of the document when the individual is no longer able to do so. With a POA, Advanced Health Care Directives are able to be put into place by the individual and carried through by the caseworker.

Read More
Contact Us

We're here to help. Call412.422.7200

Or Email Us

Highlights
JF&CS Awards & Recognitions
Learn more about the many awards, honors and recognitions of JF&CS over the years.
View Details
JF&CS 2012-2013 Annual Report available online
Our 2012-2013 Annual Report covers our agency’s fiscal year beginning July 1, 2012 and ending June 30, 2013. Click to read about our agency's highlights and successes in our online version.
View Details
Designate JF&CS
If you participate in the United Way or CFC campaigns, you can designate all or part of your gift to us. Our United Way agency code is 76, CFC is 95226.
View Details
Follow @jfcspgh on Twitter!
View Details
Like JF&CS on Facebook!
View Details
Central Scholarship applications now open!
Central Scholarship applications are now being accepted for the 2015-2016 school year. One application gives you access to multiple community scholarships! Click the link below for more information.
View Details