Protecting and caring for our community's most vulnerable individuals.
If you feel an individual is incapacitated and unable to manage their own financial resources and/or is unable to make informed medical decisions, a guardianship referral may be warranted. Please fill out the form prior to setting up a referral meeting with JFCS Guardianship Services staff.Download PDF
JFCS’s responsibilities as guardianship of a person include making daily decisions about their personal affairs, always with the idea of protecting their autonomy, independence, and rights. In exercising duties as guardian of an estate, JFCS manages a ward’s financial responsibilities exclusively to the benefit of that individual.Learn More
Through written and notarized Power of Attorney (POA) documents, individuals deemed incapable of making decisions on their own can give JFCS the responsibility and legal power to act on their behalf, according to the terms of the agreement.Learn More
Our guardianship staff take care of our community members when there is no one else to care for them. The people we help are determined by the Court to be incapable of managing their finances, healthcare, living arrangements—even the most basic of every day decisions. JFCS’s experienced guardianship caseworkers provide the support and resources necessary to act as our wards’ decision-makers, always making decisions they believe reflect what the ward would have decided. In making those best-interest decisions and oftentimes, wards are able to achieve progress within the constraints of their situations. Read the stories of the people we’ve helped.Read More